Haha thanks, I keep thinking I should work out the best bits (the massive double bass line stuff, the cymbals and the big beats probably, and some of the weird filter/glitch mashups on the drums) but it's probably better to just keep it as it was. There are loads of "mistakes" in it, as I normally just layer up improvised stuff without going back to re-record much, but it gets masked by the overall mixtures of timbres.
About the drums, isn't it standard "good practice" to play with your hands crossed, or is this kinda outdated now? Because I normally find it so much easier to play drums basically how I like, without crossing hands. I could probably get used to it but is there really any benefit to doing so? I do a lot of riding on the hi-hat so tend to just play hi-hat with left and snare with right and then do fills and stuff in between. Sometimes I cross and sometimes I don't. I can't really remember.
I've been considering getting a half decent kick drum, a snare and hi-hat and just one cymbal and possible a Tom, to save space. Could probably do with just the snare and hi-hat and use a kick trigger pedal / MIDI pedal. I just really want to be able to lay down my own grooves and much prefer natural drum sounds (although I mix in electronic drums as well). Not really sure where to start with that.
I do have a Pearl Export white snare in storage somewhere.
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