TT09 | Nailing Your Drum Setup With Matt Brown

TT09 | Nailing Your Drum Setup With Matt Brown

Matt Brown is the guy you want to listen to if you want great sounding drums, so, we brought him in to give you some tips and tricks to do just that.

If you want amazing end results in your drum recordings then you need to start at the beginning of the process. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 until you’ve figured out how to set that drum kit up. Yes, really digging into the setup of drum kits can be difficult and it takes a lot of experience to figure out. Matt has that experience, and you’re going to hear some secrets on this episode that he was actually hesitant to share. But he’s a generous guy.

If you don’t develop your ear, you’re never going to know whether something is in tune on a drum or out.” – Matt Brown


– How to get better at drum tuning
– Why Matt isn’t a fan of drum dials
– Guidelines for finding a drum’s pitch
– When and how to use muffling
– The importance of bottom heads
– The cotton ball trick
– Getting the most bang for your buck from your drums
– And much, much more


Matt’s previous appearance on URM Podcast EP51

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