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Drum bleed in heavy metal: Isolation = Separation = Control

This article is written by Dr Mark Mynett, who has recently published the "Metal Music Manual. Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music". More details and special discount for accusonus customers below.

Drum bleed: Advanced Audio Analysis - the ultimate solution

Imagine yourself in the middle of a loud busy party. Your ears receive input from multiple sound sources: people around you chat, the DJ spins his grooves, glasses clink. All these signals reach your ears simultaneously, but you can easily isolate one that interests you and focus on it.

Drum bleed: how to reduce it with conventional methods

In the first part of our article series on drum leakage, we presented the issue of leakage in multichannel recordings, specifically drums. We discussed the nature of the problem and the practical reasons that make ‘drum spill’ undesirable in musical recordings.  

Drum bleed: what you need to know

The problem of microphone spill in multichannel drum recordings. A modern production often involves the drummer performing through multiple microphones, specifically set to capture the sound of each individual component of the drum kit.