The keys to a great drum sound


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The keys to a great drum sound

While the definition of a great sounding drum kit is different to different people, in the studio it usually means that the kit is free of buzzes and sympathetic vibrations. This means that when you hit the rack tom the snare doesn't buzz and the other toms don't ring along with it, and if you hit the snare the toms don't ring along either. Let's have a listen to a great sounding kit. (music playing) Note the lack of buzz and sympathetic vibrations.

When the drummer hit the snare you can hear the toms ring too much, when he hit the toms you didn't hear the snare rattle. Let's have another listen. (music playing) So how do you achieve this drum nirvana? It's all in the tuning and the kit maintenance. Note how balanced the cymbals are with the rest of the drums.

Heavy cymbals are good for live, but might not work for recording. (music playing) Usually thinner cymbals sound better in the studio, because they are brighter sounding and not as loud. (music playing) Try n...

The keys to a great drum sound
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