I'm just curious: What is the difference between Dry sounding drums and Wet sounding drums? I just never heard those terms before I joined the forum.
Never heard the expression dry to be about muting drums with rings or gells.
"Dry" means when you hit the drum, there's no ring or sustain. It's like WHACK!
"Wet" means when you hit the drum, there is some ring or shell noise. It's like WHACKANG!
I've only really ever heard these terms used to describe the sound produced by a snare drum.
Wet snares have a lot of sustain and the sustain is accompanied by an equal amount of snare response. The term sustain is used as opposed to ring, which I would use to describe high frequency tones that I would normally associate with a very dry, high-tuned snare.
I don't think that's necessarily true. I consider dry to be a sound with a lot of articulation, not covered up by wash. A lot of times these have short sustain but not always.
Sorry Cold, I have to disagree somewhat as I have heard wet snares with very little sustain and dry snares that were tuned very high as well as very low.