Sunday rains cancelled soccer for the day, leaving me time to record drum tracks for two new songs, currently titled “Guido’s Dead” and “Runnaways.”
That’s an EV RE-20 on the kick drum. The original kit is a kid’s drum kit purchased on the cheap. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. I’ve told friends the story of buying the original kit and lying to the teenage sales clerk that it was a gift for my nephew. I don’t have a nephew.
An Oktava ribbon mic looks above the kick and is out of frame here. This is a picture of it.
The last two mics are Oktava MC012’s on the floor in omni forming a triangle with the kit.
I’ve leaned how to get “big” sounds out of small kits, firstly out of necessity, but now I prefer to work with smaller pieces. It’s similar to recording guitars. Many big guitar sounds on classic records came from taking very small amplifiers and turning them all the way up.