LAMA College For Music Professionals Hosts Drum Recording Workshop


Teachers Include Grammy Winner Al Schmitt and Uli Frost; Limited Space Available

LAMA College for Music Professionals has announced details for its upcoming drum recording workshop on February 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm ($199; $149 for LAMA students). The workshop is open to the public and includes lectures and hands-on classes from 21 Grammy award winning producer and engineer Al Schmitt (pictured above, right) and drummer and recording specialist Uli Frost (pictured above, left). Topics include:

  • How to get the best possible drum sound with the right sound chain
  • Choosing the right drum set for the studio (birch, maple etc.)
  • Modifying your drum kit and choosing the right drumheads
  • Microphone technology and technique
  • Cables and microphone preamps
  • Recording and mixing technology

“This is the perfect workshop for drummers, engineers and producers of any skill level,” says Mike Packer, drumming author and vice president of LAMA, where he is also one of the instructors in the drum department. “Over the course of one day, Al and Uli will provide years of invaluable experience to help our guests manipulate and achieve desired drum sounds in the studio,” says Packer.

“During his career, Al has recorded and mixed more than 150 gold and platinum albums and received 24 Grammy nominations,” says Packer. In addition to winning Grammys for engineering Steeley Dan’s “Aja,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” Diana Krall’s “When I Look In Your Eyes” and many more, Al won two Latin Grammys as the engineer in the Best Pop Album and Album of the Year. Advertisement

“Uli is a favorite in the drumming community, he is also a music producer specializing in drum recording,” says Packer. Recording credits include Joe, Mike and Steve Porcaro, David Paich, Steve Lukather, Billy Cobham, and Chester Thompson.

For more information, please visit, call 626-568-8850 or e-mail LAMA is located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.