Here is a quick tour of my remote recording taiko setup. I listed the gear below in order of importance:
- Asano Taiko Drums – https://asano.us Arguably the most important part of the recording setup is the instruments themselves. I’ll be using the very best instruments in the world, handcrafted by Asano Taiko in Japan.
- Clearsonic Sorber Panels – https://www.clearsonic.com These acoustic panels are the unsung heroes of this recording setup. They do an amazing job of taming the reflections. The recordings sound a lot more focused after installing these.
- Avid MBox Pro 3 – http://avid.com Don’t buy this audio interface. Avid has ended driver support, which means there is no guarantee it will continue to work. I’m considering the Arturia Audiofuse Studio (https://www.arturia.com/) which has comparable features and similar price point.
- Overhead Microphones – https://www.akg.com I’m using the AKG c414 XLS and XLII because they sound good on a wide range of instruments. Great value to be able to record anything with these mics and get a good sound.
- Close Microphones – https://www.shure.com For close mics, I’m using an AKG D112 and Shure SM57. Both are very common mics used to record drums. Have gotten great mileage out of both these mics.