Luis Conte – The Studio Percussionist
Aug 14 2012
Geared for the serious recording percussionist, this video gives a first-hand glimpse at the recording process of one of the most sought-after studio percussionists in the world. Luis Conte demonstrates the recording of basic tracks and the overlaying of additional tracks to complete a cut.
Additionally, he shows how to create entirely different “feels” from a single basic track and how to record multiple percussion instruments within a single track (allowing the over-dub process to maximize the available number of tracks ). This video also highlights Luis’ playing of congas, bongos, timbales, djembes, tambourines, cajons, shekeres, and more.
Conte builds up 5 basic rhythm tracks (some with a band), demonstrating the use of overdubs in the studio to get the effect he wants. He demonstrates an interesting technique for 2 tambourines. He demonstrates how to give a latin feel or a funk or pop feel to the same basic track by varying the percussion patterns. He shows how to add ‘percussion color’ using lot of toys, effects and small instruments. Overall, a very useful video for the percussionist who wants to move towards the professional level.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: DivX 320×240, 24 fps, 139 kbps
Audio: PCM, 16 bit, 352 kbps
Size: 601 Mb