My recording room is a bonus room over the garage. In normal times I record at a really nice professional studio designed by Wes Lachot, but with COVID, I've been sending my raw home tracks to a producer and am blown away by the sound we're getting. Everything is crisp and clear.
I lived in Lake Forest in the 90s and saw Bears and Bulls players jogging on my way to work each morning. I worked down the street from the Bears training facility. One day my husband and I went to a matinee movie in Vernon Hills...literally nobody was in the theater at that time of day. The...
My modest Paiste ride collection. I also have a 20" Giant Beat, but I use it as a crash, so I didn't include it.
20" 2oo2 Heavy ride (dated 1980, fresh from the Paiste vault)
20" 2oo2 ride
22" 2oo2 ride
24" 2oo2 ride
24" Giant Beat
Thanks for your replies! Lots of good info and opinions.
I do quite a bit of recording, especially now during COVID. I tend to favor metal snares and have a variety, but my wood snares are all maple: 6.5" Ludwig Classic Maple, 8" Standard Maple, and 5.5" Pearl Masters Custom w/re-rings. These...
I find that a maple snare can cover a lot of situations, of course. But I'm curious: Sizes being equal, when would YOU choose to use a mahogany vs a maple snare? A certain genre? A certain song dynamic (a soft ballad or a rocker?)? Do you prefer a mahogany snare and why/why not? Or do you think...
I use coated Vintage Emperors on my Classic Maples, too, tuned higher than you might expect. They open up and have a warmth that I don't find with other brands. Evans feel stiff and sound plastic-y to me.
Band 1: One of our members just tested positive for the virus, so we're on hold. Most of our shows were already cancelled or rescheduled anyway, but we're still together.
Band 2: Going strong, still playing outdoor gigs and scheduled to go into the studio next month.
Band 3: Two members quit...
I could tell the difference and knew he switched them. To me, the difference sounded more like it was coming from the shell material. I could easily identify the mahogany. And the DW had more of a pure tone.
Lol! No, I didn't guess. The low tuning was subtle, but I'm familiar with brass and know what to listen for, so I can hear the differences (that doesn't mean I'd pay $1300 for those differences). I used headphones, which definitely helped.