Cobus - Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape (DRUMS COVER) Video

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This is a drum cover (from the Dual-Cam Series) of Boys Like Girls' damn cool song, The Great Escape. This is by no means a technically challenging song, just damn fun to play :) I mostly did this as someone suggested the song and i digged the feel of it.. so like i said, technically very very easy song. But oh so fun fun fun..
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 ;)
Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape from their self-titled 2006 release is the copyrigthed property of its owner.
(External) Drums by Cobus Potgieter |
(with my first set of covers, the Overhead Series, i got an insane amount of questions about my set-up.. so here's an in detail description of how i made these covers..)
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
8" Istanbul Mehmet Splash
Secondary Ride: Zildjian Planet Z (very muted, tightly screwed down)
Secondary Crash: Paiste 502 16" Crash
Bassdrum Pedal:
- Tama Iron Cobra Jnr. [HP200B]
[Two Panasonic NVGS250 3CCD Cameras]
I miced each individual drum, 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 seperate 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.
Tags africa, afrika, boys, cobus, cover, drum, drumming, drums, escape, girls, great, like, mk89, potgieter, south, suid

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