Rockstars Of Drums
Learn how to record, edit, and mix pro sounding drums with Grammy studio owner Lij Shaw, and a Nashville pro session drummer.
Have you ever been in the middle of your recording session and thought
"Hmm... I wonder what these drums would sound like if we tried something different. It might be cool to mic up the drums differently."
But there just isn't time! You are on the clock and the client is waiting.
So you go with the usual setup. Maybe next time you say...
Have you excitedly pulled up drum sounds for a tracking session and discovered that the drummer's kit just doesn't sound right?
Something about them is not exciting enough, or they just sound flabby or out of tune.
But no one on your session really knows how to tune the kit properly. So you just run with it and hope you can fix it in the mix...
Or maybe you start to mix the drums and discover that the phase is all over the place, and your drums just don't seem to sound clear and punchy?
So you just start mixing and hope for the best...
Do you spend hours and hours mixing your song?
You put tons of effort into the eq and the fx, getting the vocal to sound interesting and the guitars to sound wild, and you even get the mix to sound REALLY REALLY LOUD!
But in the end your drums just sound wimpy and have no life to them...
They completely lack any punch and don't sound anything like a real record. :-(
In fact, they totally suck!!
The band walks into the listen and everyone is just, well, kind of quiet. Nobody has anything good to say. So they just politely don't say anything at all.
That doesn't feel very good, does it?
But what if? What if...
What if you knew how to get fantastic-sounding drums on your recording session?
Imagine how you would feel if your client walked into the control room and said...
"Wow! The drums sound awesome. You made me sound like a Rockstar! What did you do?"
And you answered, "Oh just did a few cool tricks I learned..." :-)
"Hey Lij, Loving the course! I made my best drum recording ever after only watching a couple of hours. So many great tips throughout." - Kenny Long
Now you can come hang with us in the studio for a complete course dedicated to recording and mixing drums like a pro!
Imagine having a chance to learn these great drum recording and mixing techniques without the pressure of a client breathing over your shoulder, or an impatient drummer.
Learn how to record drums like a pro! We spent a full day recording, editing, and mixing a pro drum kit with professional Nashville studio session drummer, Mike Radovsky.
“Your Drum Recording Course is Awesome!” L Baba Prasad
We captured over 7 hours of drum recording videos from our live in-studio clinic to show you many different ways to mic up a drum kit from 14 mics right down to a single mic. We also show you the classic Glyn Johns, Recorderman, and Dap Kings techniques for minimal drum miking.
“Your explanation of the Glyn Johns technique is better than the one I was taught at school” - John Harlan
I show you how to edit the drums, and demonstrate the power of adjusting the timing of a drum performance using Beat Detective.
I show you how to mix the drums by choosing the best plugins, and dialing in your EQ, compression, and reverb to create a punchy and powerful drum mix that will make your mix compete with your favorite records!
Originally we hosted a drum recording, and mixing clinic live at The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville TN. This was a day-long class that covered everything you need to know to record and mix professional drums in your studio. Whether you are just starting out in a home studio, or already have experience and are looking to up your game in a bigger studio, we covered a lot of information that you need to know to be ready for anything.
I have taken all that video and edited, remixed, and remastered the whole thing down into a complete course that you can enjoy right from your own home or studio! I've added a ton of value by condensing the entire course into easy-to-follow chapters that you can learn from at your own pace.
"Wow, thanks Lij! I really appreciate your efforts!" Bill
Come back to watch these videos anytime while you learn and practice, Watch the full course on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. No need to make it to Nashville and a pro studio, because...
We were able to bring the studio to you!
"Thank you very much, and thank you again for the great content that you create!" - Eric Tilson
Yup... You will be able to see Lij, Mike, the studio, the drums, and my Pro Tools screen while listening to 44.1kHz 320mbps studio-quality stereo audio!
We spent weeks geeking out over at the studio, figuring out the best way to bring you an awesome video experience from directly inside the studio.
And we used a multi cam, and multi audio setup that will make you feel like you are there hanging out with us all day!
(This is the complete course with video and hi-res audio, fully synced, edited, and remixed. This is a major upgrade from the live webinar experience! And you get the whole thing to watch on your own schedule)
Still not sure if this is right for you? Listen to what the Rockstars have to say:
"Lij shares his techniques in a very accessible way which makes it simple to apply in the home studio environment. Definitely one of the best Drum recording & mixing courses out there.” Chris Selim - Mixdown Online
"I have to say you have done an awesome job at this! It is a lot of fun watching and I feel that there is much high-quality content and I'm learning a lot. And I have had a chance to implement "the Lijman mic technique" in a recording with my band last weekend, it was a lot of fun! Anyway...I just wanted to say hi and thank you for putting all this material together" - Simon Mårtensson
"This was a great webinar! Thanks so much for doing this and also for editing and making this available after the fact. SO well worth the small price you were charging. If I lived closer, I'd have driven in for it. Cheers" - Mike Koontz
"Thanks for all the work you guys put into this! It was a blast! I loved how you guys hosted the webinar, and learned a ton of stuff, and felt reassured that I actually know what I m doing also :) Rockstars of Electric guitar recording next?! Best wishes from good ol Germany!" - Carl Albrecht
PLUS BONUS CONTENT
1 - Welcome! Introduction & Tools You Will Need
2 - Snare Drum - Tuning & TroubleshootingFREE PREVIEW
3 - Rack Toms - Tuning & Troubleshooting
4 - Floor Toms - Tuning & Troubleshooting
5 - Kick Drum - Tuning & Troubleshooting
Welcome To Rockstars Of DrumsFREE PREVIEW
Intro Studio Tour
Downloadable Bonus Content
Mike Radovsky - Drums & Headphones
Multi Mic Soundcheck
Mike Talks About The Drums
Rockstars Testing The Drums
Various Overhead Stereo Mic Configurations
Intro To The "Glyn Johns" Drum Mic Technique
Glyn Johns himself explaining his drum miking!
The "Glyn Johns" Drum Mic Technique
Recorderman & Lijman Mic Technique
Rockstars Q&A #2
Coles Mono Overhead
Ringo Tea Towels Kit
Intro to The Human Mic Stand
The Single Mic Soul Technique
Rockstar Q&A #3
Intro To Beat Detective
Webinar Q&A - What is it? How do I add my questions?
Rockstars Of Drums - Live Q&A Webinar
Tons of cool drum tips to watch, listen to, or read...
8 WAYS TO RECORD YOUR DRUM KIT (WITH ONE, TWO, OR THREE MICS)