Re: Todd Sucherman here!
Todd, Love both of your DVD's and your playing. Thank you for taking the time to be inspirational and thoughtful enough to pass on the ideas to help drummers continue to progress. Forgive me if this has been asked already: I'm constantly trying to improve my bass drum sound. I use Aquarian batters and reso heads. I've achieved the sound I like but am constantly wondering about the muffling factor. I currently use the DW hour glass pillow barely touching both heads.
I was wondering if you could give some insight regarding material (pillows, rolled blankets etc) and to what degree you touch them to the head, i.e., tape them on, velcro, etc. Or any other method used for muffling.
One last thing; your mics are Audix per your DVD. I have an AKG D112 for my kick. Would it really benefit me to replace that with the Audix?