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Drums recording and mixing techniques

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    Alan Parsons shows how he records drums at State of The Ark
    Alan Parsons shows how he records drums at State of The Ark

    Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality was working with both Alan Parsons and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd's drummer) to create a sample library creating as close a copy to the original drum sound as possible of Dark Side of the Moon.

    Drum recording experiments with Angus Wallace at Far Heath
    Drum recording experiments with Angus Wallace at Far Heath

    We set up an unusual Drum Recording day at Far Heath Studios with recording engineer Angus Wallace.

    Drum recording masterclass with George Shilling
    Drum recording masterclass with George Shilling

    A number of leading recording engineers and record producers gathered at Modern World Studios in the UK countryside mid January 2010 to record a series of drum recording masterclass videos.

    Mike Fraser recording Drums feature
    Mike Fraser Recording Drums feature

    Mike Fraser started his career at Vancouver’s infamous recording studio “Little Mountain Sound”. “Fraze’s” discography speaks for itself - Aerosmith, AC/DC, Rush and others have used Mike’s engineering and predominately mixing skills album after album.

    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Billy Cobham
    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Billy Cobham

    Special thanks to Ken Scott, Bill Cobham and Sonic Reality for making this feature possible. This is a greatest "hits" collection unlike any other.

    Drum microphone placement with James Towler techniques for the studio and for live
    Drum microphone placement with James Towler Techniques for the studio and for live

    Steve Winwood's recording engineer James Towler shows his drum recording microphone setups at Steve's Wincraft Studios. James Towler took time out to run us through his mic placement on stage during the set up of a Steve Winwood gig.

    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Bob Siebenberg
    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Bob Siebenberg

    Special thanks to Ken Scott, Bob Siebenberg and Sonic Reality for making this feature possible. This is a greatest "hits" collection unlike any other.

    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Woody Woodmansey
    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Woody Woodmansey

    Special thanks to Ken Scott, Woody Woodmansey and Sonic Reality for making this feature possible.

    Tips for mic placement when recording drums with Clint Murphy
    Tips for mic placement when recording drums with Clint Murphy

    Recording engineer Clint Murphy is based in Auckland, New Zealand. This 1 minute short video looks at one of the drum recording techniques that Clint uses. This unusual mic technique is very interesting.

    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Rod Morgenstein
    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Rod Morgenstein

    Special thanks to Ken Scott, Rod Morgenstein and Sonic Reality for making this feature possible. This is a greatest "hits" collection unlike any other.

    Craig Silvey drum recording methods
    Craig Silvey Drum recording methods

    Since the early days of his career as Chief Engineer on the scoring stage at the legendary Skywalker Ranch, Craig Silvey has worked with many prestigious music producers on both sides of the Atlantic including George Massenburg and Walter Afanasieff, working with artistes such as...

    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Terry Bozzio
    Ken Scott - Drum recording feature with Terry Bozzio

    Special thanks to Ken Scott, Terry Bozzio and Sonic Reality for making this feature possible. This is a greatest "hits" collection unlike any other.

    Ken Scott drum recording video features
    Ken Scott Drum recording video features

    Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes of the Ken Scott Collection sampling sessions with unique behind the scenes video footage and comments about the recording by Ken Scott.

    Steve Orchard drum recording tips
    Steve Orchard Drum recording tips

    Record producer recording engineer Steve Orchard drum mic and recording techniques.