4 Tips for Recording Jazz Drums

4 Tips for Recording Jazz Drums

Jazz drums are an entirely different animal from rock drums, metal drums, or other types of drums. In this article, we’ll look at a few ways to treat jazz drums differently when miking, recording, and mixing them. The Right Mics For the Set Most jazz producers use two balanced, hand-matched overhead microphones and a bass … Read more

The Best Drum Circles in St. Louis, Missouri

The Best Drum Circles in St. Louis, Missouri

There’s an empty circle of metal folding chairs sitting at the front of the Pathway’s New Age Books and Gifts in Concord Village, south St. Louis. Slowly, a scattered few start coming in around 7 o’clock. They bring a variety of drums. There are a few djembies, a bongo or two, and a couple of … Read more

Five of the Best Math Rock Drummers

Math rock has blossomed into a large musical genre, and it can be hard to find bands that are worth listening to. But one of the most interesting parts of math rock is its eclectic, fast sound, which is created by drummers banging away on the skins. Below, you’ll find five of the best math … Read more

How To Mic Up a Drum Kit for Kids

Micing (or miking) a drum kit for kids is something that has enthralled producers and musicians for generations. How do you get a good kick drum sound? What can you do to make the snare sound rich and full? How do you retain the energy of live drumming but control it in a studio environment? … Read more

The World’s Best Drums Are Made in…Detroit? Innovation Drums Unites Motor City Technology With Artistic Passion

I took a look round the facilities of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Innovation Drum Company, under the meticulous, hands-on control of founder, CEO and self-described drum fanatic Stephen Badalament. “I go to bed thinking about drums, I wake up thinking about them,” admits Badalament, an accomplished drummer in his own right who has toured with such … Read more

Benefits of Children Drumming

Benefits of Children Drumming

When it comes to musical instruments, there are so many options available in the market from playing things to real tools for a child to play. Among those options, it is always best to start with children drumming, because almost one and all child likes to make noise. So, they would like to play with … Read more