Towels on the drums, dry, dead: Everybody has their own inspiration for this kind of sound. There are numerous examples for it in pop music. My inspiration is the song „Hey Jude“ by the Beatles. In this video I show you my version of what Ringo Starr did on this piece of music history.
I used this kind of sound on many other occasions. Depending on the music that I record I would change it slightly every time. I would play differently, use different drums, tune and mic them differently. It is still the same field of sound, the same origin, and yet it sounds completely different every time. I think that’s what I love about recording.
For those of you who are interested in gear:
The drum set in this video is a 70s Rogers Kit in the sizes 22″, 13″, 16″.
The snare is a 70s Ludwig Supraphonic, 14″ x 6,5″.
The „ride cymbal“ is an old 60s Zildjan HiHat-Top, 16″.
Kick: Shure PG58 (inside) + Thomann ribbon RB500 (outside)
Snare: SM57 + AKG C451B
Overhead: Coles 4038
Main Interface: RME Fireface 800 (this is the new version)
plus RME Octamic II