No. 252, June 2017
Special Recording Issue! Go behind the scenes with Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor in The Quarry, a recording studio in Atlanta, to witness firsthand the creative and technical details that went into the drum-tracking sessions for Emperor Of Sand, under the guidance of producer Brendan O’Brien. Find out what drummers and producer/engineers really think of one another; the results of an exclusive Drum magazine survey, conducted anonymously, sheds much light on how to achieve a successful, productive recording session that satisfies all concerned parties. In our featured roundtable discussion, veteran drummer/producers Peter Bunetta, Tony Braunagel, and Roy Mayorga share their unique perspectives, experiences, and accumulated wisdom from working on both sides of the control room glass. We also offer an extensive step-by-step tutorial on how to best prepare your acoustic drum set for a recording session. Plus, we present our 2017 Snare Drum Guide; meet the man who books guest drummers for Late Night With Seth Meyers; review Tama’s Starclassic Exotix Bubinga Kit and TRX CLS Series cymbals; offer lessons for double-triple bass drum and grooving with septuplets; and more.