Alice Cooper’s stickman Glen Sobel is hands down one of the best rock drummers around. His knowledge of music and skill level on the drums are why he has been sought after by some of the best musicians in the business. Besides his current gig with Alice Cooper Glen has played with Jennifer Batten, Gary Hoey, Chris Impellitteri, Paul Gilbert, Tony MacAlpine, and Beautiful Creatures to name a few.
Glen is also making a name for himself as a top notch clinician. A few days before he left for the TAM TAM Drum fest in France he stopped by Ultimate Rhythm Studios to join us for an episode of FullOnDrums.com.
Glen brought in a song that would really allow him to stretch out a bit. This means we had to capture a lot of notes…accurately! Here’s a run down of what we used:
Kick Inside: MXL A-55 Kicker , Chandler Limited TG Channel. EQ setting: +8 @ 50hz, -8 @ 500hz, +4 @ 5.8k
Kick Outside: Audio-Technica AT4047, Chameleon Labs 7602 MKII
Snare Top: Heil Sound PR 22 , Chandler Limited TG Channel. EQ setting: Low cut @ 60hz, +6 @ 200hz, -4 @ 700hz, +2 @ 12k
Snare Bottom: SM57, MXL MPAC01
Rack Toms & Floor Tom 1: Heil Sound PR 28, Golden Age Project Pre73 MK2. EQ w/Waves SSL plugin:
Floor Tom 2 & Left Floor Tom: Heil PR30, Golden Age Project Pre73. EQ w/Waves SSL plugin:
Hi-Hats: AKG C451B , MXL MPAC01. High pass filter at 150hz (on mic)
X-Hats:Audio-Technica AT4053B, MXL MPAC01. High pass filter 150hz (on pre)
Overheads: Quasi-ORTF Mojave Audio 201 FET, Overstayer Channel Amp. EQ setting: +4 at 12k
Rooms: Space pair of Audio Technica AT4050s , Overstayer Channel Amp
Here are a few photos to give you a better idea: