Drums

video Basic Overheads

Basic Overheads

Learn the basics to achieving great sounding drum overheads.


video Kick Drum with Andrew Stone

Kick Drum with Andrew Stone

Explore Andrew Stone’s innovative journey of crafting the kick drum sound. He highlights the transformation of a kick drum sound through blending old-school influences with contemporary sound engineering. The goal is to create a drum sound that stands out.


video Drum Blending with Jeff Sandstrom

Drum Blending with Jeff Sandstrom

Dive into Jeff Sandstrom’s advanced drum mixing technique that utilizes multiple microphones to shape the tone of each drum and cymbal. This approach focuses on the use of fader levels to blend the various elements of the drum kit, creating a cohesive sound. Jeff demonstrates building a drum mix from scratch, starting with the overheads to create an overall picture of the kit, and then selectively adding in other components for a balanced mix.


video Kick Drum with Lee Fields

Kick Drum with Lee Fields

Take a deep dive into crafting the perfect kick drum sound in your mix, with Lee Fields. Using quality drums and microphones is incredibly important. Walk through the process of fine-tuning EQ and gate settings. Lee’s focus is on achieving a clear, punchy kick drum sound. It should cut through the mix without overwhelming other elements.


video Snare Drum with Andrew Stone

Snare Drum with Andrew Stone

Crafting your snare drum sound can be a sophisticated process. Andrew Stone showcases his approach, which encompasses a detailed exploration using EQ, compression, and gating to achieve a distinctive snare sound. He uses effects to make the snare stand out in a mix. Andrew teaches how to manipulate the character of your snare drum through precise processing techniques.


video Side Chaining Kick In and Out

Side Chaining Kick In and Out

Explore a technique for gating multiple microphones on a kick drum setup. This approach ensures consistent and synchronized gating. In this discussion, discover how to utilize side-chain gating. This process involves using one microphone’s signal to trigger another microphone’s gating. You can streamline the gating process by linking the gating parameters between the two mics. This eliminates the need to manually adjust settings for each microphone.