Other than a skilled drummer, some of the elements that make up a great drum recording are a fantastic kit that has been expertly tuned, a room that compliments its sounds and a selection of well placed microphones, preamps and outboard gear that are driven the right amount by a knowledgable engineer. With a proven track record as a drum recording studio, A-Tonal can provide you with all of that and more.
Studio owner and in-house engineer, Kyri Demetriou has been a drummer for almost 20 years and is always available as a drum tech. He will make sure the kit is tuned prior to any recording session and will make sure it remains in tune throughout.
Over the years we have built up a classic selection of microphones that every drum recording studio should have, ranging from Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser and Shure.
Our amazing sounding, Mapex Special Edition Saturn Series kit is a combination of birch and walnut wood - the perfect mix of rich tone provided by walnut and the punchiness of birch. It is available for hire for those that are unable to bring their own.
We also have a selection of snares available, rangining from a:
14” x 5.5” Mapex Birch and Walnut
12" x 4" Tama Metalworks
14" x 5.5" Black Panther Premium Steel Series