Drums & Percussion feature articles
Recording drums — The snare drum (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 27
In the previous episode we saw the ABC of close miking a snare drum. Today we'll take it a step further...
Recording drums — Overheads and the A-B technique - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 24
After having seen the ORTF, XY and M/S techniques, we'll look now into two other methods to record drum overheads.
Recording drums — Overheads: the XY and M/S techniques - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 23
As I told you last week, there are several techniques to record the incredibly important drum overheads stereo track. We already saw the ORTF method and today we'll dive into the XY and M/S techniques.
Recording drums — Overheads and the ORTF technique - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 22
This week we'll focus on, in my opinion, the most important track when it comes to recording drums: overheads.
Recording drums — Mono Room - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 21
In this episode we'll start discussing the recording of drums with what is usually called the Mono Room track, which is much more important than it seems...
Recording drums — Introduction - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 20
Today we'll begin discussing a topic that will take us several weeks to cover: recording drums.
Kick Start Your Playing Skills - A practical approach to improving your instrumental abilities — quickly!
Are you in a rut on your instrument? Do you feel like you’ve been playing the same old stuff forever without any significant improvement? If so, and if you’re willing to commit an hour or so a day to your craft, you can improve your abilities appreciably, and broaden your musical horizons with the multipart strategy outlined in this article.
Producing A Big Rock Drum Sound - How To Get A Big Drum Sound- Part 1
After guitar and bass, the time has come to focus on how to get a big drum sound. A subject matter so vast that we will need at least three articles to cover the basics.
How To Get a Punchy Drum Sound - PureMix Video On Mixing Drums
In this new PureMix video, sound engineer Ben Lindell shows you how to use your audio processing plug-ins to mix drums giving them more substance and presence.
Getting Ready for a Recording Session When You Are a Dr… - How does a drummer get ready for a recording session?
The best sound engineers on earth can testify that it is quite a challenge to get the Bonham or Chad Smith sound! However, that is no reason to be depressed. Even without a big production, there are ways to get fit and ready for a recording session.