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Old 03-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As far as the "meaty" sound you're going for (OP), you have to ask yourself whether you're making that judgment from the perspective of a recorded, mixed and mastered song, or from straight up live drums where you were in the same room.

There is a huge difference. A lot of processing goes into recorded drums. But if you're approaching from the angle of live sound, no mics and no EQ or effects, as a representation of your target sound, then you'll not get there simply with tuning. You'll need to start finding out what the drum sound in question is resulting from. Wood type, size, heads, and even stick size.
It's not just a "tune whatever drums this way to get a certain sound". That would be like saying you can just slap any pair of strings on a ukelele, tune them a certain way, and get the sound of a dreadnought.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wood type, size, heads, and even stick size.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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