Thursday, March 12, 2009

Drum recording with producer/engineer Ken Scott

A couple of weeks ago I found this great web site that has lots of interviews with professional record producers and engineers. The name of the site, not surprisingly, is... (drum rolls...)

If you haven't done so already, bookmark it. Then, instead of watching those boring late night TV shows, check out a few interviews with some of the world's most renowned names in the music recording industry. The quality of the videos is amazing (none of that crap you usually get from YouTube). By the way, this makes a great supplement to a Howard Massey book that I'm reading:
Anyway, so there I am browsing their selection of interviews and I stumble upon a series of videos with producer/engineer Ken Scott (David Bowie, the Beatles, Supertramp, and Elton John, to name a few). Mr. Scott was recording an impressive drum sample library for Sonic Reality and captured some behind the scenes footage for the rest of us. 

Things to look out for: tuning the drums, mike placement, studio environment, and - above all - drummer technique. Have fun!

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