What metal drummers get wrong…

Is your snare too high? One thing metal drummers almost always get wrong in the studio? The snare drum! The source of the confusion is simple and understandable: they want a tight, punchy sound that cuts through the mix. But the key to achieving that sound in a mix is NOT a small, tightly-tuned snare… it’s actually not what you …

WTF is Sam Pura’s drumbrella?!

Come under my drumbrella ella We got a tour of Sam Pura’s weirdly-but-accurately-named DRUMBRELLA while we were in town for him to mix “Light Year” by The Story So Far on Nail The Mix. In world where everybody is looking for unique drum sounds in their plugins or digital signal chain (and there’s nothing wrong with that), this is a …

Mixing massive Godsmack drums w/ Erik Ron

The foundation of the mix A massive, slamming kick drum is the backbone of any rock mix– and it doesn’t get much more slamming than the one in “Bulletproof” by Godsmack. And best of all? We were there while Erik Ron mixed in his Nail The Mix session, and here’s your chance to see what happened… Erik covers levels, EQ …