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Articles Tagged Drums

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/10/17 10:02 AM,
    Audio-Technica has long been the microphone of choice for Mike Johnston, the creator of the educational website www.mikeslessons.com. Recently Johnston acquired two Audio-Technica AT5045 cardioid condenser instrument microphones, which he has been using as the exclusive microphone to achieve his “dream drum sound” for the series.  “Currently, two AT5045’s are the only mics on my kit, and people are freaking out over the sound,” he remarks. “This mic is absolutely unbelievable. I never thought I would find a mic that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudio

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    Jonah Altrove 01/10/17 08:05 AM,
    My father used to say, “Son, opinions are like drum miking techniques. Everyone has one.” Or something like that… Truthfully, there’s an overwhelming amount of information already out there on this topic, so rather than rehash it here, let’s explore a less conventional approach. I’ll admit that it’s a unique method, as it’s a hybrid of studio techniques and some ideas “begged, borrowed and stolen” from engineers I admire. Picture a snare drum. Let’s mike the top and bottom heads.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/27/16 12:41 PM,
    Jamie Wellwarth, production manager and lead engineer at Austin’s Nomad Sound, packs an arsenal of Telefunken microphones for his roadwork. With clients such as Jane’s Addiction, Social Distortion, and Fitz and The Tantrums, Welwarth tours tirelessly nationwide. Back at his home base in Texas, he is also production manager and front of house engineer at the Continental Club, which is celebrating over 60 years as one the oldest continuously running clubs in all of Austin. “Every time I go out… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    Kent Morris 12/07/16 12:47 PM,
    Denominational and theological differences between churches are as weak as sewing thread in comparison to the divisive question of drums in a worship service. Where some congregations see a method of regulating tempo and establishing new musical styles, others envision a source of noise and an infiltration of secular values. Should churches incorporate percussion instruments into their musical compositions? If so, how should appropriate use be determined, and by whom? Is an acoustic drum set superior to an electronic one?… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalMeasurementMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 12/06/16 02:13 PM,
    Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars and the like are not the norm for performances intended to be more musically subtle. A more natural sound is desired and it starts with microphone choice and deployment. Fortunately, most instruments can be picked up quite nicely with just three types of mics that most sound folks already have in their inventories. A mic locker… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/01/16 12:39 PM,
    Ray Luzier moved to the Nashville area over two years ago to take part in its music scene, a way to keep his career as the drummer for Korn (as well as other artists including David Lee Roth, Metal Shop [now known as Steel Panther] and KXM) in high gear and let his family enjoy the culture – a change from Los Angeles, to be sure. One of the first things he did in his new home was convert several… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/16 09:41 AM,
    Telefunken microphones are on Justin Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” in support of his fourth studio album “Purpose.” “We’re using Telefunken microphones on all of the live instruments,” explains Bieber’s front of house engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten. “We have two different drum kits, one that Justin plays, and we use Telefunken dynamic M82’s for the kick drums, and M80’s on all snares top and bottom, and there are three snare drums in the main drum kit. We use Telefunken condenser… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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    Chris Huff 11/23/16 07:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I created a frog. It wasn’t intentional. Naturally, I’m not talking about a real frog but just look at that photo to the left! You’ll never read a mixing book that says, “Make the snare’s EQ curve look like a frog in water.” If you do, immediately stop reading the book. Seriously, when it comes to snare mixing, the last place you want to be is behind the mixer. There are… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, November 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/11/16 09:01 AM,
    Just released from Umlaut Audio is Jungle Loops, a new sample library featuring a unique collection of hand percussion instruments, inspired by the company’s development of a custom virtual instrument for composer John Debney’s work on “The Jungle Book” (2016). With 13 wood-like instrument sounds, Jungle Loops provides authentic acoustic drum loops that will enhance any production with an ethnic feel. Exclusively created for Native Instrument’s Kontakt software, Jungle Loops offers an intuitive interface and appealing design for any composer… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/08/16 12:27 PM,
    No matter where Jose A. Rivera Jr., front of house mix engineer for Marc Anthony, travels to, he makes sure to take DPA Microphones along for the ride. With a full drum kit to mic, Rivera trusts his DPA d:vote 4099D instrument microphones and d:dicate 2011C twin diaphragm cardioid microphones to deliver the sound quality he has grown accustomed to. “I have been using DPA microphones for the last several years,” says Rivera. “I started with the d:vote 4099s and… View this story
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