It’s time for the second audio mystery. It involves a drum set, two audio techs, and a lot of head scratching. It started on a Wednesday night…
The drums sounded dead. I’m talking “He’s dead, Jim” dead. Steve and I were at front-of-house trying to dial in a good drum mix. There wasn’t much we could do with each kit piece, be they toms or kick or snare. They sounded horrible. Two hours later, without any mix changes, they sounded better.
Not the first time
This wasn’t the first time we’d encountered this problem. It happened a month or two earlier. In the words of my 4th grade elementary school teacher, it was “time to put our thinking caps on.” Did I mention I hate that phrase? …keep reading »