Cobus - Angels and Airwaves - Call to Arms (Drums Cover) Video

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Laus Deo Semper.
This is a drum cover of AvA's song, Call to Arms [aka My Only Fear]. As some of you know, AVA is my favorite band, so covering this was an absolute pleasure ;) I'd like to say playing the chorus a bit different (referring to the last snare hit i omitted) was intentional, but i realised after i freestyled that i actually made a mistake and that that snare hit actually does belong there ;) so yeah, screwed up a bit.. not gonna lie. the songs was still ample amouns of fun, i LOVE ava.
I have to emphasize, I know calling this a "cover" is wrong, seeing as I only PARTLY stayed true to the song's drums, through the WHOLE song i play some variations of the beats, phrasing and fills, I'm NOT aiming to be accurate to the original drums, I'm just aiming to enjoy myself.. :) And I thouroughly succeeded in doing that, I might add ;)
Angels and Airwaves - Call to Arms
from the 2007 release I-EMPIRE
is the copyrighted property of its owner.
(External) Drums by Cobus Potgieter |
Tama Superstar Custom; in the Blue Metallic Fade
Toms TOP: Remo Powerstroke 3, Clear.
Toms BOTTOM: stock heads.
Snare TOP: Remo Emperor, Coated.
Snare BOTTOM: stock head.
Bassdrum BATTER: Remo Powerstroke 4, Clear.
Paiste PST 5 UNIVERSAL setup:
14" Hats
16" Crash
20" Ride
Secondary Crash: Sabian XS20 Medium-Thin 16" Crash
(please note the toms are tuned and equalized for RECORDING purposes, live they need to be tuned a lot more "open" to sound as good as in the recording. and yes, the kit DOES sound that good live :) i had almost NO equalising on the drums themselves, and ONLY removed some low frequencies from the overheads. basically i only levelled the mix and applied compression.)
I miced each individual drum (snare top AND bottom were miced), plus two overheads, ran this through a mixer, got a decent mix and recorded with ONLY *ONE* stereo channel.. no multitrack recorder(s) :) I compressed the final mix to HELL.. to get a more aggressive sound, to make it sit better in with the original song (and hopefully overpower the original drums), detailed compression settings: 20:1 with a threshold of -20db and a compensation gain of 15db, with both separate channels (LEFT and RIGHT, from the mixer) sent to a stereo sub-group, and the compression settings applied to THIS group, it gave a nice compact and aggressive result.. further mastering was needed to equalize the final mix and control peak levels and such, to have it fit in with the original music track.
Tags africa, airwaves, and, angels, arms, blister, call, cobus, cover, drum, drumming, drums, fear, my, only, potgieter, series, south, to

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