Top 11 Benefits Of Learning & Playing Drums/Percussion
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Top 11 Benefits Of Learning & Playing Drums/Percussion

Drums and percussion instruments are the world’s oldest and most widespread instruments. They are found in all cultures and nearly all genres of music. There are a surprising number of benefits associated with learning how to play the drums and practicing/playing regularly. In this article, we’ll focus mostly on the benefits to be gained from…

Top 11 Best Eurorack Drum/Percussion Modules On The Market 2024
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Top 11 Best Eurorack Drum/Percussion Modules On The Market 2024

The world of Eurorack modules can be daunting and expensive, and with so many drum and percussion modules to choose from, it can be a challenge to pick the ideal module for a given Eurorack system. In this article, we’ll go through the best options for choosing one or more drum/percussion modules for your Eurorack…

Top 10 Best Drumstick Brands On The Market In 2024
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Top 10 Best Drumstick Brands On The Market In 2024

Drums are one of the most intuitive and fun instruments to play and are deeply challenging to master. Part of playing (and mastering) the drums is achieved using drumsticks. With such a wide variety of drum/percussion instruments and playing styles, the sticks are sometimes an afterthought for beginners while. At the same time, professionals sometimes…

Best Microphones For Miking Timpani
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Best Microphones For Miking Timpani

Timpani (also known as kettledrums) are remarkable percussion instruments. Not only are the tuned drums, but with the simple movement of a pedal, these large drums are effectively and accurately tuned to different pitches. To capture the sound of timpani for recording or live sound reinforcement, we start with the microphone. Though many microphones work…

Best Microphones For Miking Tom Drums
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Best Microphones For Miking Tom Drums

So you’ve got your toms tuned perfectly and it’s time to mike them up. Whether you’re recording or playing live, choosing great microphones for your toms can make or break their presence in the mix! Top 2 Tom Drum Microphone Recommendations: Let’s get into more detail about the Sennheiser e604 and MD421-II and why they’re…

Best Drum Overhead Microphones
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Best Drum Overhead Microphones

Overhead microphones are arguably the most important in capturing the sound of a full drum kit. Close miking helps to accentuate. Overheads capture the true sound of a kit. Whether singular or in a stereo pair, overhead microphones are essential to bring the sound of the entire drum kit to life.  Drum overhead microphones range greatly…

Best Microphones For Miking Snare Drum
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Best Microphones For Miking Snare Drum

The snare drum is one of the most essential elements in percussion. It provides the backbeat of so many genres and really gives life to music. There are about as many opinions on miking snare drums as there are drummers and audio technicians. Yet through all the noise, one microphone reigns supreme! Top Snare Drum…

Best Microphones For Miking Kick Drum
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Best Microphones For Miking Kick Drum

The kick drum is such a critical element in so many musical genres. It’s also quite an interesting instrument and requires an equally special microphone to capture it sufficiently. Top Kick Drum Microphone Recommendation: The Shure Beta 52A is my number one recommended kick drum microphone. Of all the microphones I’ve tested on kick drums,…