In this very different video,
the first of its kind really, Dave explains and
demonstrates all aspects of developing your own
Beginning with how to get a great acoustic
sound, Dave walks you through his approach to
tuning the kit. He then adds the mics,
explaining the various types and their
functions, and guides you in suggested selection
and placement. Next, he shows the mixing console
and explains how frequencies, equalization and
phase cancellation can generally affect the
sound of the drums and music. He also briefly
discusses the use of dynamic processors, such as
noise gates, compressors, and reverbs. All of
the explanation is clearly demonstrated with
visual graphs and audio reinforcement.
This is the most complete sound reinforcement
instruction ever developed for percussionists.
Of course, great performances by The Dave Weckl
Band appear throughout.