The last couple days have been full with time in the studio recording the upcoming album by Dany Laj and The Looks.
I laid all my drum tracks yesterday so my jobs done! Time to sit back and enjoy the rest of the album process.
I used my vintage Stewart drums for that great old sound, my 1970’s Ludwig Supersensitive snare, and my awesome MCD 5.5X14 solid shell curly hickory in custom black/cherry burst with chrome beavertail lugs (big shout out to Nick and Mike at MCD Drums). For cymbals I used my 1950’s zildjians, 20″ Constantinople ride, and my awesome Dream cymbals(20″ crash ride and 16″ crash). The only instruments I need.
We are in a great studio in Toronto in the Bloor and Lansdowne area. So far the studio remains unnamed but I’m suggesting they call it Parachute Studios for the fact that as I write this, I’m sitting below an old military parachute in the control room.
The best part of this whole process? We get to lay it all down to tape!! Pretty much the best way to record drums.
I’ll keep everyone updated as I go and bring all the news as it happens as usual.
Thanks for reading!!
I am now the newest addition to the MCD Percussion artists roster, and their very first Canadian endorser!!
I am extremely pleased to finally be able to announce my endorsement deal with MCD Percussion, an absolutely amazing custom drum company from Philadelphia PA. After months of design, planning, and excellent service, I received my brand new kit this week and it is amazing!! These drums are awesome!!! I can’t wait to start gigging with it and to spread the word about MCD drums.
Here are the specs of my new kit:
Canadian maple ply in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome single-sided beavertail lugs
18X22 10 ply
9X12 6 ply
16X16 8 ply
5.5X14 solid shell curly hickory in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome beavertail lugs
A huge thank-you to Mike Mastropietro, Nick Costa, and the whole MCD family. Thank-you so much for creating an absolutely beautifully flawless drum-set.
See you on the road!