Marching drum is a category of its own, but the sticks are just as critical ad in any other drum context. You want the weight and balance between the sticks to be really good.
Solomon’s brilliant sub kick mic – The LoFeQ – is not just for super-subby R’n’B and Hip Hop grooves. That extra low punch will definitely also benefit a hard rock mix.
Bennie Rodgers has an extremely complex kit that includes percussion and trigger pads as well as acoustic drums and found that the stick that would handle it all is the Vater Fusion.
Online session drummer, Michael Keane, demonstrates how he lays down and records tracks for his clients, using the LoFReQ sub-frequency mic to perfectly capture the kick.
G N’ R’s drummer for the last 10 years, Frank “Thunderchucker” Ferrer, has turned to Vater’s powerful 5B wooden sticks to complete his rock-hard playing style.
Adding a sub-frequency mic to liberate the sonic bowels of your kick drum is all well and good, but how does it actually sound – and how does it stack up in the mix?
Ideal for sensitive work around the tom-toms and cymbals, drummer Cactus Moser reviews and demos Vater’s regular Splashsticks. Almost as light as a brush, they’re a superb “feeling tool.”
The MXL DRUM PA-5K PRO is a 6-piece microphone set comprised of a robust selection of microphones optimized for producing clean, articulate recordings of drums and percussion.
Using Solomon’s brilliantly designed low-frequency capture mic to track their rhythm section, these guys add scoops of bottom end to their groovy cover of Sublime’s “Santeria”.
With all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into mastering your craft, it’s easy to forget that those same fluids might seriously slip up your playing. Unless you got grip tape.