Attention all drummers who wish to sound good in a studio setting: Read this article immediately and don’t try to argue with it.
Ok, ok… maybe I will argue with it a little. Clamp the hihats closed? A well-placed slosh hat groove rules and everybody knows it. Don’t use a crash as a ride? If it’s the right crash then riding on it sounds amazing and everybody knows it.
But the main point of the article still stands. When Michael Bland first introduced me to this concept it changed my life as a drummer.
HT: Brett Bullion