Here’s a great video covering the soundtrack production for “Man of Steel,” the latest cinematic adventures of DC’s Big Blue Boy Scout.
If you’ve ever tried to get just the right drummer for your project/band, this video may well make you cry, as Hans Zimmer gets to use Matt Chamberlain, Sheila E., Josh Freeze, Pharell Williams, Danny Carey, John JR Robinson, Jason Bonham, Satnam Ramgotra, Toss Panos, Jim Keltner, and more—simultaneously.
Once you’ve recovered from geeking out over a dozen of the world’s best session drummers all working together in the same room, take a closer look at the studio setup for this. The group performs on twelve risers arranged in a circle, with all individual drums miked, plus overheads, plus room mics. The result is a thunderous surround-sound mix of drum bangin’ that puts the listener in the middle of what must have been the world’s greatest drum circle.
[This just in from PreSonus Artist and hybrid drummin’ badass Brian Botkiller]
I wanted to share with you a great story about my StudioLive 24.4.2 for a gig I was running front of house for the other night.
I got to the venue, and found that there was an old Behringer console there, which I soon worked out to be a serious failure. The musician I was working with was named Willy Porter, and he was very specific about what he wanted in his mix. I knew I needed to make this happen for him, so I went back to my studio and got my 24.4.2, and set it up in the venue with only 40 minutes to doors. I dialed his mix in immediately, using my ipad while mixing in the room, as the console was off in a small booth. I then made custom mixes for his sets, and I was able to record the entire set in Studio One on my laptop for him. He was absolutely floored at how easily I was able to do this, and the quality of the mix was amazing. He said the built-in reverb was the best and most tunable he’d ever heard in a mixer, and that he’d never had a better experience with a mixer. He was quickly made a PreSonus convert!
I just wanted to share this with you, as I think it is a testament to the quality of what you make. No other product could have done this with the ease and speed that I was able to make use of with the 24.4.2.