VIENNA - AUSTRIA
I have studied drums (Pop/Jazz) and classical percussion at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Master degree), and I live in Vienna where I have my home studio and I teach at a state music school.
My current bands are:
Elephants In Paradise: www.elephantsinparadise.com/
Jacobs Moor: www.jacobsmoor.com/
Besides working with these bands, which includes mixing/producing all albums and videos of Elephants In Paradise and Jacobs Moor, I also work as a freelancer/independent drummer, playing various styles and jobs, everything from Jazz to Heavy Metal, Jazz Trio gigs, musicals, cabaret shows, Big Band gigs and Top 40 cover jobs. I play about 100 gigs per year, mainly in Austria and Germany.
I love the new V KICK and V BEAT microphones."
I love the new V KICK and V BEAT microphones. They sound modern but not “over-pre-EQ’d” and the V CLAMP is the best mic clamp for drums on the market. It doesn’t get loose, it’s easy to mount, and like the microphones: it’s indestructible!
Any sE ribbon microphones will sound incredible on miking a room, like the VR1 and VR2 in Blumlein position or the RNR1 in AB – wide stereo position. If I had to record a drum kit with just two microphones it would be a pair of RNR1s; I never had any better microphones above or in front of my drums!
When I record for my bands Elephants In Paradise and Jacobs Moor I use quite big drumset and I like to use a lot of microphones - close and ambient microphones, also “fun” microphones like a V7 X used as a Core Mic to pick up the tone of the whole drumset in the center of the drumset.
As sE Electronics offer such a big variety of microphones (dynamic, condensers, ribbons, small/large diaphragm etc.), I always find the right microphone for any situation."
V KICK - Bass Drum, large Floor Tom
V BEAT & V CLAMP - Toms, Snare (top)
V7 X - Snare (top, bottom, side/shell) and as a “core” or “fat” mic
sE8 - Hi Hats, Ride, Splash Cymbals
4400a - China Cymbals
RN17 - OHs
RNR1 - OHs, Room
RNT - Bass Drum (outside) and as a producer for vocals of course
VR1 + VR2 - Room