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O’baterista, Der Trommler, DRUMS!
Since we recorded the drums and bass live together, this created the opportunity to achieve the organic sound that we are aiming for. Here is a breakdown of Joe’s drum kit and the methods we used for mic’ing and creating his drum sound.
JOE’S DRUM SETUP
Gretsch Catalina Elite Series Drums: 8’ Piccolo Tom and 10’ high toms / 14’ and 16’ floor toms / 7 x 14 Pearl Masters Series Snare Drum
Zildjian A Custom and Z Series Cymbals: 3 Crashes, 1 pair of Hi-hats, 1 Ping Ride, 1 China and 1 Splash
Remo Clear-pinstripe drum heads / Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal / Pro-Mark Drumsticks
There were a total of 13 microphones used for Joe’s kit including: two overheads, two room mic’s, one on the hi-hat, one on the top of the snare drum, one on the bottom of the snare and all four toms had their own individual mic. We used one kick drum microphone placed inside the bass drum head. We removed the front side head to try and get a big resonance from Joe's hits.
An album that changed the way drums sound on record is Led Zeppelin I. Obviously Bonzo’s playing style and technique had a lot to do with that, but Jimmy Page’s studio wizardry allowed the drums to sound absolutely enormous. They strayed away from the norms of the time to create some of the most powerful and textured musical recordings of all time. The drum sound captured on the first Zeppelin album recorded in November 1968 still stands up today as one of the best of all time.
While many believe in placing microphones as close to the drum as possible, our producer, Justin Beckler suggested a different route as this method can flatten and dampen the tonality of the drum. Joe wanted to create crisp, warm and BIG sounding drums so we set the microphones a handful of inches away from each drum, hoping to catch the true resonance of each hit.
We can't wait till you hear how the drums sound on all of the track.
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