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May 2021 – Volume 45 • Number 5

An ideal multi-mic package for capturing the purest essence of your drumset.

The DK7 seven-piece microphone set by Earthworks provides everything you need for detailed and accurate multichannel drum recordings and live-performance amplification. This kit includes four DM20 clip-on gooseneck condensers for snare and toms, two SR25mp condensers for overheads, and one SR20LS for a bass drum. The mics and clips fit neatly in a custom, foam-lined hard case for easy and safe storage and transport. Let’s take a closer look at each mic in the DK7.

SR25mp Overheads

Earthworks made its mark in the drum industry with its small-diaphragm condensers, which excel as overheads onstage or in the studio. The two SR25mp mics included in this pack feature a wide cardioid pattern with a 140-degree sweet spot for an even, balanced picture of the kit. The frequency range is 20 Hz-25 kHz, ensuring that every detail you hear from your instrument live in the room gets captured accurately.


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Articles in May 2021


Download May 2021 Issue

The Modern Drummer May 2021 Issue – Volume 45 • Number 5, comes in two versions the print version and the extended digital version that includes bonus articles and was used to create our new flipbook. The flipbook experience is…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2021

Doc Sweeney Drums - Legend Series M22 Drumset

A divine steam-bent beech setup that’ll make you want to retire your vintage kit for good. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Doc Sweeney Drums is straight killing it with its creative, innovative, and inspiring approach to the solid-shell…

By Michael Dawson
May 17, 2021

Denny Seiwell

Revisiting a Classic Denny Seiwell became Paul McCartney’s first post-Beatles choice as his drummer when he was brought into the sessions for Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram album in 1970 and ‘71. Soon thereafter, Seiwell was invited to join the…

By Bob Girouard | Photos by Alex Solca
May 17, 2021

10 Pieces of Wisdom from the MD Archives

In its 45 years of publication, Modern Drummer has collected essential data from thousands of remarkable drummers, percussionists, and educators. Throughout our 45th anniversary in 2021, we will offer some features that celebrate the musicians, editors, writers, and photographers who…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2021
Style And Analysis

Realistic Reggae Rock, Part II

Awesome Drum Fill Ideas for Irie Playing In the April issue, we kicked off your journey through Carmine Appice’s Realistic Reggae Rock with a session on hi-hat patterns. This month, Carmine unveils some cool and authentic reggae fills. Dig in!…

By Carmine Appice
May 17, 2021
Rock Perspectives

Crashes in Your Fills

The stereotypical rock drum fill might be a measure of 16th notes cascading around the kit from snare to toms, but there are many other options. As we progress as players, we want to increase our vocabulary of beats and…

By Dawn Richardson
May 17, 2021

Corey Coverstone

Dirty Honey Beats the Odds So-called media pundits can blather on and on about rock music being dead, but all a true believer needs to do to put the lie to such talk is bring up Dirty Honey. This is…

By Billy Amendola
May 17, 2021
In Memoriam

Ralph Peterson Jr.

May 20, 1962 – March 1, 2021 Ralph Peterson Jr.—who came to prominence in the 1980s as one of jazz’s swinging, improv-driven “Young Lions”—succumbed to cancer on March 1. He was just 58 years old. Peterson’s commitment to bebop—as well…

By Michael Molenda
May 17, 2021
Kit of the Month

True Colors

Kenny Kuzniar Designs Kit to Celebrate His 30th Anniversary of Drumming Kenny Kuzniar did a bit more than throw a party to mark his 30th year of playing drums. Instead, the Saskatchewan, Canada, drummer worked with Dustin Drummond of Drummond…

By Michael Molenda
May 17, 2021
Collector's Corner

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

The Paul “Jamo” Jamieson Collection The Rolling Stones rented this vintage Gretsch set for its 1997 “Saint of Me” video shoot. It’s almost impossible to talk about drums in Los Angeles without Paul Jamieson’s name coming up. “Jamo”—as he is…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2021
Strictly Technique

Endurance Exercises

Balance Your Left and Right Hands! The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen each hand individually in order to achieve a balance between the two. For the right-handed drummer, the left hand is the weaker hand, and vice versa.…

From Master Studies II by Joe Morello
May 17, 2021
An Editor's Overview

How a Dave Weckl Performance Changed My Life

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Dave Weckl play the drums. At the time, I had heard Dave on records, but had never seen him play live or on TV. One fateful day, I happened to have the…

By David Frangioni
May 17, 2021
On the Cover

Dave Weckl

The Sublime Power of Supporting Music with “Special Sauce” What inspires the human spirit to pursue and achieve greatness? In the case of six-time Modern Drummer cover artist and MD Hall of Famer Dave Weckl, there are many levels of…

By Mike Haid
May 17, 2021

The Importance of Writing Notation

We have all heard that it’s very beneficial for drummers to learn how to read music. I completely agree. For me, it was one of the many game changers for my drumming. Learning to understand basic notation gave me the…

By Billy Ashbaugh
May 17, 2021

Thommy Price

Rock and Roll Hitmaker Brooklyn, New York’s Thommy Price has spent the large majority of his career playing and touring with a diverse array of iconic bands and artists. His four-decade career spans countless gigs and recordings from Mink DeVille…

By Rich Scannella
May 17, 2021

Brooke Colucci

The Drumming Prodigy Powers Plus Who cares? That’s my attitude about Plush. Who cares that it’s an all-female band? Who cares that none of the band members are even 21 years old yet? Who cares that they have become social-media…

By Michael Molenda
May 17, 2021
New and Notable


DW MFG Extended Footboard Models DW recently added new XF extended footboard options for the entire range of MFG pedals and hi-hat stands. The pedals are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum in California, and are offered as single and double pedals…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2021

May 2021 - Volume 45 • Number 5

Download May 2021 Issue The Modern Drummer May 2021 Issue – Volume 45 • Number 5, comes in two versions the print version and the extended digital version that includes bonus articles and was used to create our new flipbook.…

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May 17, 2021