Recording Tips from the Pros: Episode 4

Recording Tips from the Pros: Episode 4


With progress of technology, drummers of all ages are now recording professional sounding drum tracks, whether they have access to multi-million dollar studios or simple home-based recording setups! No matter what level you’re at, every drummer can benefit from from the pros who have learned valuable lessons in the studio!

This new series of videos will cover all types of situations – from studio recording sessions to movie soundtrack recording to web-based videos for training. Over the next several months, we’ll go behind the scenes with a number of Vic Firth artists to talk about recording gear, microphone placement, drum/head/cymbal selection – and learn tricks on laying down the perfect track!


THOMAS LANG: LISTENING TO THE KIT / DRUM SOLO

ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR THE DRUMMER

 

 


ABOUT THOMAS LANG

A native of Vienna/Austria, Thomas took up drumming at the age of 5. In addition to lessons at local music schools and years of private tuition, Thomas was formally educated at the Vienna Conservatory of Music.

 

After leaving the conservatory, Lang began working professionally – working his way through the European Pop, Rock and Jazz scenes.

 

In addition to his work as a session musician (Thomas has played with Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big/Racer X), John Wetton (UK, King Crimson), Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Sugababes, Geri Halliwell (Spice girls), Emma Bunton (“baby spice’), Victoria Beckham (“posh spice”), Ronan Keating, Steve Hackett, Boyzone, 911, Falco, Nina Hagen, Steve Jones, Mick Jones (the Clash), The Commodores, George Michael, Doogie White (Rainbow), Bill Liesegang, Gianna Nannini, Sertab Erener, Vienna Art Orchestra, Bonnie Tyler, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Save the Robots, Stork, Terabite, Schwarzenator and many more) Lang’s 1995 solo release, “Mediator” topped the charts in Europe and garnered rave reviews for its innovative Jazz/Dance/ProgRock sound.

 

Thomas has performed at every major international drum festival and has toured the world many times over as a sideman as well as solo performer.