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Just about every articulation possible was played on each of the drums, including brush articulations for the first time in an ABBEY ROAD Series.Drums were recorded in up to 27 velocity layers and 4 round robins.
Abbey Road Studios were at the forefront of this new recording revolution.
Alan Blumlein, an unfamiliar name to most, was an EMI technical engineer responsible for many advances in recording techniques in the 20th century.
Abbey Road Studios owns the very last examples of two legendary Blumlein-designed microphones from the 1930s.
They were used on this project, along with state-of-the-art equipment, to provide a combination of authentic colour and modern tonal control.
Recreating the sound of an era is not just a question of EQ or effects.
Only by using the instruments, the recording equipment and the techniques of the period is it possible to capture the distinctive sound.
For example: In contrast to modern drum kits where the wood used is young and grown specifically for the purpose, the timber used to make these vintage drums has matured over many years, giving an unparalleled tonal quality.
Much as a concert violinist would use an instrument that is at least 60 or 70 years of age, discerning drummers are attracted to these rare vintage drums for their beautiful and unique tone.
ABBEY ROAD | VINTAGE DRUMMER was recorded by Mirek Stiles and assisted by Pete Hutchins of Abbey Road Studios.