Gospel sound = tight and punchy?I just got Evans EMAD 2 and an emad reso. Thinking I may return the reso and get something w/o port hole. I’m not recording anything. What’s a good pair for that batter head I’m looking for a gospel sound. I have g2s on my Toms and genera resos for them
They aren't portrayed that way. Google pics of most pro drummers and >90% have a hole in the reso with a mic in it. They are not amateurs.I don't get why things like kick muffling and a ported reso are constantly portrayed as something lowbrow for the amateurs.
I agree with all you said sans the double pedal thing. I prefer the rebound of no hole. I feel the hole, like depth, negatively affect the feel. I prefer a bouncy head. Sometimes the drum is empty, sometimes I hide pillows/laundry/bodies/towels in there. Just depends on what I'm trying to do. But no hole.The loudness will be in your foot and beater ;-) - not a matter of venthole.
No hole : more boom : a bassier sound. Lower tone, softer attack
With a standard hole (not too large) you get more attack and definition. More slap and less rebound feel. You may get the feeling that the hole allows you to cut better in the mix, that won't mean you're louder.
With a twin pedal ; I think you can't do without a hole.
The bigger the hole, the less tone you'll have.
Sorry, I should have specified: on internet forums. Seems like any time the subject of kick muffling/porting comes up, there follows this hyperbole of "a whole load of laundry" and "might as well just take the whole head off". But yes, different strokes for different folks and it depends on genre and application...They aren't portrayed that way. Google pics of most pro drummers and >90% have a hole in the reso with a mic in it. They are not amateurs.
It really is just a personal preference, with no judgment, on this site or anywhere else.