Tag : studio drumming

Written on Jul, 01, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

An experiment replacing the snare with a 14″ floor tom, an octoban played with the left foot, and no proper high hat. Featuring FMP percussion and Istanbul Agop cymbals. I often get inspired by different setups, mixing things up a bit, and seeing what happens. This groove appeared soon after setting up a 26″ Gothic Radius cymbal which compliments the …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  A bit of a soundcheck before laying down some drums for the score of “Little Paradise”. Douglas Pipes was the composer, and he was looking for an open, dare I say ‘jazzy’ type drum sound for his music. There were no close mics used, just 2 room microphones and a mono overhead mic. This is the kind of studio …

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Written on Apr, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

As part of my gear review of Shure’s Beta Drum Mics, I put together a video to demonstrate the differences that you can hear (and see). SM57s are typically the snare drum mic of choice in the recording studio, but the Betas make for a great alternative, and their sizes are super convenient and easier to use. Since this review …

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Written on Apr, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s a soundcloud playlist featuring music from the film “Little Paradise” composed by my friend Douglas Pipes. I recorded some studio drumming and percussion for the soundtrack, and it was good fun recording with him. I of course love film music. Douglas wanted a groovy live acoustic drum sound for the cues, and we talked a lot about capturing room sounds, …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

An excerpt from a recording session I did for composer/arranger John Sawoski. 8:15am is never to early to rock out. These are raw tracks (no plugins on the individual channels),  with just a little love from the Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor by Brainworx on the master bus in Pro Tools. All cymbals by Istanbul Agop All drum heads by Aquarian Drumheads …

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