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Old 18th June 2009
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thank you so much for posting this! I was talking to a fellow engineer the other day about drum sounds and I said "the way to get great drum sound is to have a great drummer playing a well tuned kit in a great room" and my friend started talking about preamps and tape machines. Folks, if you want a great drum sound, put a good drummer in a good room and watch it all fall in to place. Worry about compression/EQ later. Drums are all about the player, the tuning of the set and the room! Mics/preamps/mixing techniques are a distant 3rd (assuming the engineer knows enough about mic placement to not totally screw up the natural great sound that is happening). Thanks butch!
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