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The section includes a full drum kit, independently miced (2 XY condenser overheads, double dynamic mics on snare, reversed phase, one dynamic for each tom, a bass drum mic). All microphones are gated and compressed before committing them to tape. We typically record drums on 9 tracks, but electronic drums have been known to be recorded on two only, with good results.
They are all wired for independent headsets, with full control over your own headset mixes. The guitar section can accommodate up to 8 independent signals or "ins" (four XLR/microphone signals, and 4 TRS.) We typically use two microphones for scratch tracks. The rest of the "ins" can be used for guitars, keyboards, etc.
The headset/monitoring system is built around a Furman Headphone Amplifier. Each musician can monitor his/her headphone signal by way of a remote Furman unit. The unit supplies a "Main Mix" button and allows to add up to 4 different independent signals on top. Therefore, each musician can have more of his own signal on top of the main mix. There is one Furman unit in the drum section and two in the guitar section. Up to eight units may be added, if need be. All rooms all have extra headset outlets powered by a separate Rolls headset amplifier, providing a separate stereo signal of the VS monitor output, with click track capabilities. Each room is also wired for powered monitors, in case a "live sound" is preferred.