In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks to session and live drummer Alex Thomas.
From his north London basement studio Alex talks about his previous live and studio work with artists like Beth Orton, Bat For Lashes and Anna Calvi. James and Alex talk about different drumming styles and how there would appear to be a push towards a more vintage drumming style.
They also talk about Alex's gear. Quality microphones and mic pres feature heavily in Alex's set up but he talks about his reasons for particular pieces and how he uses his analog console to create artist pleasing monitor mixes.
This is not just two drummers talking about which sticks they use, this is two experienced professional drummers, who also happen to own recording studios talking about what matters to them and how they make a living in the audio and music industries side by side.