Has anyone tried using a second kick drum as a resonator drum?
I did a few sessions with Shaun Pelton last week and he set one up and it was amazing.
What he brought in was this woofer thing here. (scroll down) http://www.dwdrums.com/drums/specialty.htm
There's a mic installed inside this thing.
But it didn't act like a subwoofer at all. It resonated with the kick. Sounded almost like a marching drum. Soft attack with lots of resonance.
So the kick was dampened to give you the attack and punch and this thing gave you that extra tone that is now completely controllable.
And we didn't set it up like that picture either. We had it about 3 inches from the front head and turned about 45º to allow miking of the kick.
I was just curious if anyone else had tried this.
BTW - Shawn is a sick drummer. When you hire a cat like Pelton to play on your record, you can't believe how easy it is to be a Record Producer.