What is a Drum Recording Workshop?


This is a day spent in a professional environment with drummer/producer/song-writer Matt Ingram in a group setting going through many of the core techniques of modern drum recording. Participants will be able to get a hands-on experience of a working drum session and also be able to get a detailed breakdown of some of the key concepts of drum recording including:

 - Mic choice and placement.


 - Getting different sounds through mics/tuning.


 - The role of processing (eq, compression, etc.).


 - Creating the “right” drum part.


 - Getting in the right headspace.


Matt will also deconstruct and talk through tracks he has played on and produced with direct access to the multi tracks of those recordings for reference. Also participants will be very encouraged to ask any questions and/or share any experiences, knowledge, frustrations, epiphanies they’ve had with the rest of the group.



Who is Matt Ingram?


Matt Ingram is a very experienced drummer/producer/songwriter who’s recording credits include Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, The Staves, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Marika Hackman and Rae Morris.


When and where is it?


The Workshop will take place on Sunday the 13th of February at Urchin Studios in Hackney, east London.

How long does it last?


The Workshop will take place between 11am and 5pm, so roughly 6 hours (with breaks for lunch, coffee, calls of nature, vaping, etc.). 

How is it structured?


The day will fall into three main sections, each detailing different aspects of recording.


These will be - 


Recording Techniques - so the more technical elements; mics, pres, phase, drum tuning/dampening. All the real nuts and bolts stuff. 


Recording Practice - Here we’ll take an existing song(s) with no drums and go through step by step the process of hearing a song to getting a finished part. In this section as well as the technical, we’ll also go through some of the more fluffy, exoteric, conceptual aspects of recording (for they are just as important as playing in time). 


Recording Q&A - Matt will answer any specific questions anyone has in regard to recording. 


Who is it for?


Drummers, producers, engineers, artists, songwriters…really anybody that wishes to expand their knowledge of drum recording in a hands-on and practical manner.


How much will it cost?


The price for the day is £200 per person and due to space, places will be strictly limited to 8 participants. 


To book a spot or if you require any more information please email matt@urchinstudios.co.uk