Well hey everybody! Welcome to CreativeLive here on the Music and Audio Channel. I'm your host Drew Konzelman and today's course is Studio Pass with Periphery. He wave Matt Halper in here and Nolly from the band Periphery. We're super, super excited to have these guys in the studio. We're shooting on location and we're going to be talking about a whole bunch of different stuff. I want to start off with my question. What is the big picture? What are we going to come away with, this course from?
I think really the big picture we're going to try and emphasize is the importance of source tones and just how with a certain set of skills you can walk into an unfamiliar situation and consistently get a really good result. Really you're going to focus on getting--
The drums, particularly.
Fantastic. And that's where we're starting, right? Is with drums. Alright, well take it away guys.
We hope you're doing well. Thank you Dr...
ew. It's good to see you again. It's good to be back here.
This is kind of cool. It's a much different situation than last time I was here with CreativeLive. It was in a different kind of studio. This is really on-location. We have full drumset behind us. We have a full set-up here, so it's pretty cool. So as Drew mentioned, we are going to be really focused on drums throughout this whole segment and the end result is going to be that we're going to track drums for the song "Alpha," which is off of our new albums Juggernaut Alpha, Juggernaut Omega. It comes off of the first one, Alpha. We're going to be tracking that song, playing the drums, getting really good tones, Nolly's going to focus on tuning. We're going to talk about the actual drum selection, the cymbals that we're using, kind of the approach, a lot of things. And throughout this process we're also really down to take questions as we go so if there's things that you want to ask that are pertinent to what we're discussing please feel free to send in a question and we will get to them as soon as we can.
I'd actually really like that, I think if it's a little bit interactive that's good. We want to cover stuff that you guys really want to know.
Yeah, for sure.
Periphery is one of the most influential bands in the progressive rock/metal scene. They’re known not just for being great players with great songs, but also self-producing their most recent double album “Juggernaut.” In this class, you’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at exactly how they did it, lead by Periphery bassist/producer Adam “Nolly” Getgood and drummer Matt Halpern.
First, they’ll track drums live in the studio, showcasing some of the techniques Nolly uses to capture Matt’s unique, nuanced performances. They’ll cover their approach to tuning, mic selection, mic positioning, and some of their own tricks for handling mic bleed and other common challenges.
Next, they’ll walk through a complete mix using an actual session from “Juggernaut” and the drum tracks they just recorded. They’ll cover their overall approach to mixing, then go into detail on approaches for compression, EQ, and effects for every instrument.
This class will also include all of the samples that Matt and Nolly record live on the air available to download along with a bonus video of Nolly showing how to mic a guitar cabinet using the technique that he used to get the guitar tones on the Juggernaut album.