When I move in a couple of weeks, I'll be near a drummer friend of mine and I thought I might have a go at tracking drums with him.
My Pearl Export kit has pretty battered old heads on them, so I think replacements might be in order. I wonder if any drummers on here can recommend some or guide me as to how much I should consider spending. I'm not after totally professional results - I just want something of the quality to allow barely passable recordings. Are the coated and uncoated varieties just preference, or is one better for studio recording?
My kit came with these Remo donut ring thingies that tame the skin vibrations, making the drums a little quieter and more bearable to sit near - is it better to record without these to capture the full drum sustain?
Thanks in advance!