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Mixing, Recording, and Producing Techniques of the Pros, Second Edition by Rick Clark

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Chapter 8. Drums

Drums

Calexico’s John Convertino (photo by Rick Clark) / Steve Ebe (drums) and Garry Tallent (bass) (photo by Rick Clark). Row 2: Studio A, Ardent Recording - Lynyrd Skynyrd sessions (photo courtesy of Ardent Recording, John Fry) / Hunt Sales (photo by Rick Clark). Row 3: 1964 Ludwig “Super Classic” with a second rack tom added (photo by Jimmy Stratton) / Ronan Chris Murphy (photo by Roscoe Webber).

Great drum sounds have been achieved with everything from mega multi-miked setups to overly compressed single-source cassette jam-box recordings. It all boils down to capturing performance sparks that embrace the soul of the moment.

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