Why Do Drummers Play Behind A Glass Screen

Posted by Jam Addict Staff

Drummers usually play behind a glass screen to avoid the sound control problem of the drums. This article will discuss why drummers use this and some tips for making your drums sound great.

I have been performing as a drummer for approximately 20 years.

During this time, I have only experienced the sound from drums that are placed behind a sound control device.

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The reason that I do not like playing behind a sound control device is that it distorts the sound

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If you place a kit or drums behind a sound control device, your sound may change in such a way that the sound is not a typical sound that you get from drums.

When I play behind the sound control device, my sound might sound warmer or coarser, and I have to manipulate my settings to make my drums sound great when I play behind a sound control device.

I often have to set my sound with numerous knobs, from inside the drum machine.

Most of the time I will have to increase the SPL, the level of the SPL in the actual sound from the drums.

In most cases, this will make the sound even more distorted. Also, I will have to increase the cleanliness of the sound.

A dirty sound will have more noise, and it will be less effective for me as a drummer.

Sometimes the high SPL sounds don’t sound very nice to me at all. I usually do not play behind a sound control device because of the quality of the sound.

Another reason that I don’t like to play behind a sound control device is that it hides my drums

When I am playing behind a sound control device, I have to assume that the sound is coming from the closest barrier to the drummer. Sometimes the barrier is really far away from me.

When I am playing behind the sound control device, I have to assume that the sound is coming from a drum set that I know, and I have to assume that it is not coming from the drums that I do not know.

I have to play to this illusion of the sound that is coming from the closest drum set, and this can make my playing more difficult. If I play to the illusion, I might make more mistakes.

All of this is to say that drummers should play to the best possible sound that they can. When they play to their best possible sound, they will also be able to play their best.

These are the reasons that I don’t like to play behind a sound control device. Here are some tips that I have learned when I play behind a sound control device:

Make sure that your drums are pushed as far back as possible

Photo was taken during CO17(a Christian youth conference) at BEM Hosanna, Sibu. I was the drummer! Such a fun kit to play!

This will allow you to not push your drums so close to the sound control device.

When playing behind a sound control device, the side walls are closer to you.

This can cause your cymbals to interfere with the sound from behind the sound control device.

Use different places to play your drums behind a sound control device

For example, when I play behind a sound control device in a bar, I would usually play in the same place in a different room, because I don’t want to be under the speakers.

Make sure that you are going to play behind a sound control device when you are not in the practice space, and you don’t have any effects in your practice space.

If you play behind a sound control device and then go to your practice space, you might be concerned about your sound, and you will think that you don’t have the sound you need.

When you play behind a sound control device, your hands have to work harder.

This can cause fatigue, which can be a problem. Your hands can tire easier, and it takes more strength to press the keys on your keyboard.

I think that the best thing that drummers can do is to avoid playing behind sound control devices whenever possible.

When you play behind a sound control device, it is very difficult to play the best possible sound, and it is also very difficult to play with good technique.

One more thing that drummers can do is to try to be as clear as possible with their lyrics

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This can help the sound of their drums. If your drums are not clear, then the sound is not going to be clear.

This can also make the sound very distorted. A good way to be clear with your lyrics is to find a way to make your lyrics louder.

This can be a problem when you are playing behind a sound control device.

One last thing that drummers should do is to practice with other people when they play behind a sound control device.

I always like to practice with other people, but I don’t like to practice behind a sound control device.

When you practice with other people, you are less likely to push your drums too close to the sound control device, because it is not your practice space.

You are also less likely to have your own room. As a result, you might have a better sound in your practice space.

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