Howepirate wrote:tchfunkta wrote:dwtoast72 wrote:xdoseonex wrote:his point was that when you you watch the video of bret baddorf playing without triggers it doesnt sound anywher near as clean and percise as the one with triggers although hes a sick drumer and his foot technique is awesome, at those speeds, unless you have triggers, the bass drum hits kind of mush together because of the low frequency of the bass drum.
however, you're talkin about an unmiced kick drum un youtube versus a recorded kick drum via triggers...... it sounded fine to me considering the equipment
The only reason his bass drum sounds like shit in the non-triggered video is because his drum is tuned like muffled shit, which is fine when you're triggering it, but is a bullshit argument from the trigger guys because some of us non-trigger guys know how to tune their bass drum to sound good. Their arguments about time constraints in the 10 min. setup clubs made me see the benefit though.
Leave people to their gear. Obviously you guys dont play fucking death metal so leave the shit we use ALONE.
My bass drum has a FUCKING R&B sound AND ITS WONDERFUL! Can you hear it over my cymbals and my loud ass snare when im kicking 240 BPM???? NO. Only I CAN HEAR IT. My guitarist and my screamer couldnt hear shit before i got triggers and I PLAYED LOUDDDDD.
I kick fucking hard as shit and use big ass DW beaters and it ends up just sounding like mush.
Then it's a balance issue. Your other parts of the drums are way too loud so you're having to hit the bass drum so hard it sounds bad. Quieter cymbals and less volume on the snare would allow your bass drum to come down and balance out. Stage volumes don't HAVE to be murder, that's what mics are for.