It takes place at the
136th AES International Convention
Estrel Hotel and Convention Center
April 26-29, 2014
The Drum Kit — What A Recordist Ought To Know
by Alex U. Case
Audio engineers, in order to serve the artists they record, must have deep knowledge of the instruments they track and mix. The greatest of tests is the pop/rock drum kit. Drummers obsess about every detail of their instrument. Engineers do the same with every detail of their studio. This tutorial merges those obsessions, so that a recording engineer can be more fully informed about the key drivers of sound quality for the drum kit. Know the instrument first, and let that drive your decisions for recording and mixing the instrument.