This is a very belated review. I actually tracked this 8 months ago! Oh well, better late than never… right?!
I was lucky enough to get down early to the Kosmic sale on the Saturday the 8th of oct 2011 and pick up a few new little goodies for my little home studio I have affectionately named, Isolation Studios. I remember getting up early and rounding up my mate Moose so we could get down there to grab some bargains. However, when we got there the place was already teaming with people. Good to see so many local musos, not so to know that a bunch of bargains will surely have been snapped up already. Luckily we were still there early enough to get a few things we were happy with. I grabbed myself BFD ECO drum software and some nice Behringer C4 condenser mics. I also picked up a copy of line-6 POD farm however that turned out to be un-usable, but that is another story for another time. Haha. Moose picked himself up a new Fender 4×12 bass cab, so he was stoked. We were both eager to get home to play with our new purchases.
When I got home Lisa was crook, there wasn’t gonna be much goin’ down at our place. so I hit the studio to play with my new toys. I wanted to test how the general tonality of BFD was compared to my current drum sounds and the general useability of the new C4 mics.
This was literally me just fucking around in-front of my DAW, completely off-cuff and linear…
I think I like it for a fuck-around track, it’s a bit abstract! hahaha
I recorded the guitars direct into my M-Audio Fast-track that I was using at the time and put them through Guitar Rig 2. The accoustic guitars are just tracked direct from my no-name semi-accoustic guitar. Bass was just guitar played like bass and equed, bass-y. I just recorded the vocals as one layer sitting in my little producing box straight into one of the Behringer C4‘s, nothing special. Drums of course were just programmed.
Oooo with a build up like that I bet you can’t wait to check it out, ‘eh??
The mix is a little thin as it was just done in a day, so is a little thin on takes. I like the sound of the BFD ECO drums, still very good even though this is the scaled back version of the software. I was also quite happy with the adequate amount of customisation included. I also like the sound of the Behringer C4‘s even if a little toppy. I think they will be a good complement to one of my nicer larger condensers.
All in all I was very happy with my new acquisitions, and funnily enough reviewing this has made me realise I really need to get back in there and play with these toys some more.
Till next time,
Keep enjoying your music. 😀