Seidhepriest


Website: http://www.solarstudios.net - some photos of unusual musical instruments (like native Mexican percussion) there, among other things.

Original music and mixes are here: http://www.soundcloud.com/S-Priest
Classic game soundtrack mixes are here:

http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=23
http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=19
http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=21

Original music only: http://sidhechapel.bandcamp.com

Files here are usually FLAC or wave, 96 KHz/24-bit, mono, except for synthetic effects and live stereo recordings (which are not necessarily samples for synths).

Some information on recording techniques...

Microphone cable is hand-woven silver-plated copper twisted pair with shielding. Line cables are much the same, except straight wiring. This is what accounts for the liveliness, pretty much.

The microphones themselves are usually: MXL 440, MXL 441, AKG Perception 170, AKG D-40, Rode NT5-MP, Shure SV100.

The sound interface is Roland UA-1G, based on AK4556 DAC/ADC.

All recording is done in 96 KHz/24-bit, in a room with acoustical treatment and minimal echoes (there are some "live" areas though and there's gear).

Note: the samples here are usually experimental takes and beta/pre-release versions. Final versions will be included in a commercial drumkit/percussion sampler, Solar Battery, which is a full GM/GS drumkit.

Seidhepriest's latest sounds

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This is a cheap 14" Meinl BCS top hi-hat cymbal moved close to the microphone (Rode NT5) and hit with ...

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String slide noise off a Cort X-9 guitar loaded with Fender Baritone strings, direct to a Marshall MG-15CF amplifier. Recorded ...

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This is a small, 10" tom with Remo Ambassador drumheads. It is tuned to C#3. Recorded with AKG D-11 and ...

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This is a small, 10" tom with Remo Ambassador drumheads. It is tuned to C#3. Recorded with AKG D-11 and ...

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Test samples of a 14" snare drum. Microphones are AKG D-40 and Rode NT5-MP. The snare is set up with ...

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Test samples of a 14" snare drum. Microphones are AKG D-40 and Rode NT5-MP. The snare is set up with ...

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Test samples of a 14" snare drum. Microphones are AKG D-40 and Rode NT5-MP. The snare is set up with ...

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Test samples of a 14" snare drum. Microphones are AKG D-40 and Rode NT5-MP. The snare is set up with ...

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