Look Inside The Mind Of A Multi-Grammy Winning Engineer – Take Your Drum Recordings To The Next Level

If you’ve been recording for a while, you’ll know that drum recording is one of the most challenging aspects of making a record. – There are simply so many variables and approaches!

However once you master it, it is also the ONE area where you can truely stand out and make a name for yourself as an engineer.

If you’ve been looking to step up your drum recording chops, we might just have the perfect mentor for you:

J.J. Blair has engineered and produced records for artists like Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Weezer, Kelly Clarkson and many more. If you have listened to any of these records, you’ll know that his drum recordings are second to none!

But how does he achieve these outstanding tones? What’s his thought process when selecting the perfect setup for each song?

This course will give you the answer!

Get inside J.J.’s mind and understand his complete drum recording process:

1. Mindset & Phsychology of Recording Drums

2. Use Phase to your advantage (This chapter actually blew my mind. I thought I understood phase – turns out I dind’t!)

3. Treating your room to achieve the sound you’re looking for

4. Microphone Choice & Placement

5. Micing Techniques

6. Signal-Chain & Processing (Preamps, Compressors, EQs & more)

The best part about this course is that J.J. Blair is not only an outstanding engineer. He’s also a fantastic teacher who is able to explain things in a very concise and easy-to-understand manner.

So what are you waiting for?

One of the best engineers in the world is looking to let you in on his secrets!


What You’ll Learn

Understand the Mindset & Psychology of Drum Recording

One aspect which is often overlooked is the thought process behind drum recording. However, this is absolutely crucial to making a record successful!

For example, a technically ‘perfect’ drum recording might not be the right approach for a Punk record at all. – And frankly, might bore the crap out of your listeners! ?

Get inside the mind of a world-class engineer and understand how to cherrypick the right techniques for every song, so you can take the production to the next level.

Achieve Huge Sounds With Impeccable Microphone Placement:

Microphone placement might be the most complicated part of Drum Recording. Sometimes even moving a mic by just 1 inch can make the difference between a crisp and clear sound or a washed out mess.

On top of that, you may have to change your approach, depending on the mics you have at your disposal and which genre or sound you’re looking for.

This course will clear up the confusion and teach you the techniques you need to achieve outstanding tones: From overhead and room micing, to finding the sweet spot for individual drum mics and more.


Use Phase To Your Advantage

I’m sure you’ve all read more than one article about phase and are confident that you’ve grasped the concept.
Well… so was I!

But let me tell you: I’ve never found a more comprehensive and eye-opening explanation on Phase than in this course!

I’m serious: this chapter alone could take your recordings to a whole new level and is worth the price of admission.

Choose The Perfect Mics For The Song

Microphone choice has a major impact on your sound. Selecting the right mics could make
the difference between having to spend HOURS tweaking your drum sound in the mix vs. making one or two simple tweaks to end up with a great result.

J.J. explains the differences between various types of microphones (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon, Tube) and as patterns (Omni, Figure 8, Cardioid) and shows you the best applications in a recording session.


Signal Chain & Processing

Sit in on a recording session with J.J. and Drummer Jimmy Paxson Jr. (Stevie Nicks, Stanley Clark, Dixie Chicks, Ben Harper).

Watch as J.J. dials in his Preamp-, Compression- and EQ- settings for each mic and balances out the kit step by step.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to capture drums that sound so good, all you’ll have to do in the mix is pull up the faders – and you’re done!

Multitracks to Build Your Resume

We’ve included the multitracks so you can mix the song for yourself. We’ve also included a license for you to use your mix on your website or portfolio to help you grow your mixing business.


What people are saying about this course

I swear the most I’ve learned about mixing is from mastering engineers. This is the best video you’ve done in my opinion! Thanks Warren!

Nicolas M.

This is really inspiring to make music!!! The information is excellent!!!!

Keith B.



Endorsed by Legends and Pros Alike

Isaac Slade

Issac Slade

Singer/Songwriter The Fray
Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas

Legendary Producer
Joe Perry

Joe Perry

Guitarist – Aerosmith
John Krivit

John Krivit

Past President, Audio Engineering Society

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Don’t wait to get your hands on this amazing content. You can buy this course right now for only $39. If for any reason you don’t feel that your mixing has improved after watching this course, simply shoot us an email within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be both streamed and downloaded. You’ll have access to download the files and stream any course for life!

Nope! The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have great stock plugins!

Not exclusively, but you will absolutely see some stock plugins!

Our courses are for everyone passionate about music, from beginners to professionals. Your mentors explain both HOW and WHY they use specific concepts and techniques.

Yup! We include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for every single course and bundle we offer! If any of our lessons don’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!