plugged-in

Gear

KAT: kt3 Digital Drum Set

Norman Weinberg says the kt3 has a solid construction, a strong drum and percussion sound set, and all the essentials for practicing, playing live, or using it as a drum set controller in a recording situation.

Recording

Tips From The Control Room

Garret Haines tells us the ten things to know before going into the recording studio.

Software

The 10 Biggest DAW Mixing Mistakes

Jim Aikin tells us the 10 biggest DAW mixing mistakes, and how to keep from making them to produce great tracks at home.

Miking

Low-Dough Drum Miking Shootout & Tutorial

We check out a few inexpensive drum-miking setups with a DIY approach which will teach a great deal about sound.

Gear

Dialed In: New Gear Spotlight

We check out the latest product offerings from Zildjian Gen16, Aquarian, and Auralex.

Electronic Percussion

Electronic Drum Kits For Under $500

The world of electronic percussion has never been more accessible than now, with e-kits going for less than $500. Check out some of the best below.

Feature

Synth-ify Your Life

Learn how to augment your boring beat library with the hottest new synthesizers on the market.

Feature

Drums In The Key Of (Stevie) Wonder

PC Muñoz collaborates with drummer Kevin Carnes and recording engineer Willie Samuels for a Stevie Wonder-inspired song called "New York Times."

Electronic Percussion

Don’t Pull That Trigger!

Mike Snyder gives us the skinny on understanding and tweaking drum trigger settings to find the perfect electronic drum sound.

Recording

In The Studio: Mayorga, Philips, and Bottrill

Stone Sour drummer, Roy Mayorga and his crack production team lay out the nuts and bolts of capturing perfection on the band's latest project.