Sound Check Huge Drum Sounds, Anyone?
posted by January 30 at 12:16 PMon
The drum room at London Bridge Studios, in Shoreline, makes your drums sound like John Bonham’s. You could play a tin can in there, and it would be epic.
The room is 50 ft long by 25 ft wide by 17 ft high, with a brick wall on one end and a gymnasium wood floor. “And she’s buying a stairway, to heaven.”
Engineer/producer, Geoff Ott, AKA “Dr. Empire,” knows the room well. He’s quick with mic placement and getting sounds. Before you know it, you’re Bonhaming straight to tape. Can you say, Neve 8048 mixing board with a Neve 1081 eq/mic pre? The board is very large and very acclaimed and makes everything very pretty.
Photo: Dan Tyler
Some bands have recorded at London Bridge: Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, 3 Doors Down, and Pearl Jam.