Chris' Articles – Musings on Drum Sessions and Recording

Outside the Box Session Craziness

Drums, Technique, The Recording Process

Sometimes sessions come along that force me to think outside the box. A song on a session last week called for something driving like a drum kit but was soft and acoustic and leaned toward percussion. Full kit would have been too much and just perc would have been anemic. The solution? I decided to forego my usual setup and drum menu to create a mini kit on the fly. With four mics, harvested drumkit parts, and a djembe, I created a drum part that left the client very satisfied. Take a look.