Equipment

I have been very blessed to be able to own and play my DW Drumset and Sabian Paragon cymbals in my home recording studio. This set has been tried and true for me over the years.

The Drumkit with Mics Set Up

DW Drums Collectors Series Kit Circa 1993

  • 7×8″ Rack Tom
  • 8×10″ Rack Tom
  • 9×12″ Rack Tom
  • 11×14″ Rack Tom
  • 13×16″ Rack Tom
  • 14×18″ Floor Tom
  • 6×14″ Snare Drum
  • 18×20″ Bass Drum (2)
  • 8″, 10″ and 12″ DW Steel Piccolo Toms

Sabian Paragon Cymbals

  • 8″ & 10″ Splash
  • 16″ Crash (2)
  • 18″ Crash
  • 20″ Crash
  • 22″ Ride
  • 19 & 20″ China’s
  • 20″ Diamondback Chinese
  • 13″& 14″ Hats

Electronic Drums

  • Roland TD-10 Percussion Sound Module
  • Roland PD-120 Drums (2)
  • Roland KD-7 Kick Trigger

Hardware

  • DW 9000 Bass Drum Pedal (2)
  • DW 9000 Cymbal Stands
  • DW 5000 Hi-hat Stand
  • DW True Tone Snare Wire
  • Roland MDS-10 Stand (one side being used)
  • Various DW DogBone Clamps and accessories
  • Tama HT530 Wide Rider Drum Throne

Heads

  • Bass Drums – Evans™ EMAD 2™ Clear
  • Toms – Evans™ EC2™ Clear
  • Snare – Evans™ EC Reverse Dot Batter
  • Timbale – DW Coated/Clear Drum Heads

Sticks

  • ProMark Shira Kashi™ Oak 747 Neil Peart Wood Tip

Recording Equipment

  • Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic with Compression
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • MXL A-55 Kicker Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone (2)
  • MXL 606 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (2) (Snare Top and Snare Vent Port)
  • MXL 606 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphone (HiHat)
  • MXL 606 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphone (Ride)
  • MXL 603 PAIR Instrument Microphones (Overheads)
  • AUDIX D2 (5) (Rack Toms)
  • AUDIX D4 (1) Large Floor Tom)
  • MOGAMI Quad Gold Studio XLR Cables (16)
  • REAPER Digital Audio Workstation Software
  • FocusRite Saffire MixControl
  • FocusRite Scarlett Plug-in Suite (Compressor, EQ, Gate and Reverb)
  • REAPER VST Plugins (as needed)
  • DELL Inspiron PC
  • On-Stage Mic Stands

Recording Equipment Planned

  • DW Drums MoonMics for extra bass drum depth (on hold for now)
  • I plan to keep upgrading as budget allows to offer superb acoustic drum tracks

Accessories

  • Moongel Damper Pads on snare, toms and sometimes cymbals
  • Zildjian Drumstick Wax

Drum Techs and Engineers 😉

My Recording Studio Acoustic Drums Diagram If You Are So Inclined

Richard Geer Home Studio Drum Collaboration Studio Setup Diagram.jpg

 

Updated: December 24, 2015