Cobus - Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (DRUMS COVER)

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Uploaded on September 23, 2007 by deedlebag Powered by YouTube

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This is a drum cover (from the Dual-Cam Series) of A7X's damn cool song, Bat Country. Please keep in mind I played this with one bassdrum pedal, as opposed to the doublebass the rev used in the original recording of the song.. :)

I have to emphasize, I know calling this a "cover" is wrong, seeing as I only PARTLY stayed true to the song's drums, through the WHOLE song i play some variations of the beats, phrasing and fills, I'm NOT aiming to be accurate to the original drums, I'm just aiming to enjoy myself.. :) And I thouroughly succeeded in doing that, I might add ;)

Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country from the 2005 release City of Evil is the copyrigthed property of its owner.
(External) Drums by Cobus Potgieter |

(with my first set of covers, the Overhead Series, i got an insane amount of questions about my set-up.. so here's an in detail description of how i made these covers..)

Tama Superstar Custom; in the Blue Metallic Fade

Toms TOP: Remo Powerstroke 3, Clear.
Toms BOTTOM: stock heads.
Snare TOP: Remo Emperor, Coated.
Snare BOTTOM: stock head.
Bassdrum BATTER: Remo Powerstroke 4, Clear.

Paiste PST 5 UNIVERSAL setup:
14" Hats
16" Crash
20" Ride
8" Istanbul Mehmet Splash
Secondary Ride: Zildjian Planet Z (very muted, tightly screwed down)
Secondary Crash: Paiste 502 16" Crash

Bassdrum Pedal:
- Tama Iron Cobra Jnr. [HP200B]


[Two Panasonic NVGS250 3CCD Cameras]

I miced each individual drum, plus two overheads, ran this through a mixer, got a decent mix and recorded with ONLY *ONE* stereo channel.. no multitrack recorder(s) :) I compressed the final mix to HELL.. to get a more aggressive sound, to make it sit better in with the original song (and hopefully overpower the original drums), detailed compression settings: 20:1 with a threshold of -20db and a compensation gain of 15db, with both seperate channels (LEFT and RIGHT, from the mixer) sent to a stereo sub-group, and the compression settings applied to THIS group, it gave a nice compact and aggressive result.. further mastering was needed to equalize the final mix and control peak levels and such.

Cobus, Potgieter, Drums, Drumming, Cover, Avenged Sevenfold, Bats, Country, A7x, South Africa, Suid, Afrika, Mk89, Music & Dance
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