I recorded some drums the other day and I thought it was all fine n dandy, but then near the end of the session I heard a ring in the room at about 540hz. It wasn’t that bad i thought. I got the drummer to dampen the skin with his finger to stop the ring but it didn’t help so it was coming from the actual shell somehow.
There was already some moon gel on the skin. The drummer said don’t worry it’s just the sound of the metal drum. For the sake of not interrupting his perfect take after take i didnt stop recording. He was on a roll.
Anyway today I listened back and yeah the ring is audible in the room and oh mics. It’s pretty easily fixed by some notch filters but annoying none the less. I should have trusted my gut and fixed the problem at the source and wrapped a towel around the snare or something. From now on I’m not going to settle with “maybe that ring isn’t that bad”!!
Just another thing to double check and be anal about before hitting record.
Learn from my mistakes.