Standard Kit Remixed for Live Use

If you, like me, find the toms on the standard kit a little too lively and a little overmixed, my “live sound” approach rather than a “live drums in the room” approach may be your answer.

For each tom, I used a pair of notches to reduced (not eliminate) the resonances from both the top and bottom skins, leaving them musical, but damping their oversized rebound effect; adding a gate, I shortened the length of the notes and increased the decay rate. I tried to keep it from sounding unnaturally damped, and, for the most part, I’m pretty happy with the results.


Nice! Thanks for sharing that. :slight_smile:

Let me know if it works for you. I’d be interested in your results.

Tried it on a couple of songs and it sounded real good. none of that boomy resonance. Sound is tight for lack of better words.