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Drum booth at Trident
Old 20th December 2010
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Drum booth at Trident

Hi Ken,

Could you maybe make a rough guess as to the size of the drum booth at Trident around '71/72? Also, what kind of material was it made out of?

And lastly, when you were making a record like "Ziggy," what would have been the ratio of overheads versus close mics used on the drum kit in the final mix? I'm sure it varied, just wondering if you had any general taste.

Thanks for your time.

Old 22nd December 2010
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Hi Jesse, I wish I could tell you the size and material of the Trident drum booth. I can tell you that a regular size drum kit, with 3 or 4 toms, fitted in it with room for the drummer to exit, but that's it, a Cobham kit wouldn't come close to fitting.

I also can't begin to tell you the ratio of overheads to close mics. It was so-o-o much what felt right. I should add that I wasn't a fan of cymbals at that time and so I'd hazard a guess that there was less overhead than I'd use today.

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