This is an excellent point.I don't think anyone would say that one needs a tuning device to tune drums. I tuned my drums well for years without. But it's also true that tuning devices can be very helpful in certain contexts and that knowing one's settings can help a person get to a good sound quickly. It's just a little bit of objective, measurable information. If it can be measured, it can be replicated.
Very enlightening and entertaining. Loved the canned applause and laughter. Thanks. Can you tell me what your right hand ride cymbal is? That sounded great too.Im pretty sure I can consistently get whatever sound I am after. I was just trying to be nice and let people in on my process which is in a nut shell USE YOUR EARS and let go relying on devices. At the end of the day you need to be able to make a bad drum set sound good by PLAYING it. I was not trying to "trick" anyone. Sorry you did not like it. It was an honest way I go about getting a sound.
And however your drums sound to you while tuning them, they surely sound different 20 feet away.This is an excellent point.
In another direction: At an unmic’d gig I often “ear” tune my kit for the room. It always amazes me how drastically room shape/surface texture influences sound. Then, if we are lucky, and the place fills with people, the dynamic changes again.
Yeah. The thing is, any drum sounds different depending on where you are in a room and what room you are in. And you have to figure out how you're going to manage that given your context. I tune differently when I am mic'ed than when I'm not, and when I'm in a room with a 40' ceiling than a room with a 10' ceiling.And however your drums sound to you while tuning them, they surely sound different 20 feet away.