Mixing one of the best drummers in metal [ft August Burns Red]

This man is a straight up BEAST! Shells, rooms, mics, heads… all of that stuff definitely matters, but when it comes to drum sounds, the biggest factor is and always will be one thing: the player. There’s simply no substitute for a great player laying down a great performance – all the samples and editing in the world can’t replicate …

Overheads: your misunderstood friend

Looking for more presence, punch and depth in your drums? Many of us (including me when I was starting out) don’t really appreciate the nuances and power of overheads. All too often you see mixers just high pass them and call it a day! *horrified face emoji* But the truth is that while they aren’t as straightforward as close mics …

Mixing metal drums: ROOMS & OVERHEADS

Meet your new best friend: rooms & overheads I’ll be honest: when I first started out (and for an embarrassingly long time afterward) I didn’t get why people cared about drum rooms. I thought it was one of those things that only blues-rock dads cared about, because metal drums are all about punch and power, so who cares about those …