Glenn Fricker is a known proponent of natural sounding drums. He chooses to mix without drum samples and advocates for human performance. When you hear his drum sounds you’ll see why.
Many of his YouTube videos focus on the hard rock and metal genres, but Glenn mixes many genres and does so with fantastic results. Today’s video is an excerpt from his course – Mixing Math Rock with Glenn Fricker – and the track he is mixing is fantastic. The song was written by Christian Vegh, who has been featured on Glenn’s channel in the past. The recording also features Matt Starr on drums (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley (KISS), Beautiful Creatures) and Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page, Whitesnake, Blue Murder) on fretless bass.
In this excerpt you will see Glenn’s signal chain for one of two microphones he uses to mic the snare drum. He goes through the plugins he uses to create a fat, punchy snare drum that sounds great in the track.