This is a cover of the song “Aftertaste” from Ellie Goulding’s 2015 album Delirium. I’m really into this album and this is one of my favorite songs from it. I didn’t intend to post a cover of this song, but I played it through a few times while recording other videos and later decided to use the footage. I didn’t play the original drum part, but hopefully it’s still entertaining and sounds good.
For equipment, I’m using a set of CAD Touring 7 tom and overhead mics as well as an Audix D6 on the bass drum and an Audix D5 on the snare. I’m using a custom drum set made of Keller drum shells and Pearl lugs and rims. I worked with the maestros at Columbus Pro Percussion in Columbus, Ohio to build this bad boy. I’m also using a Pearl Reference Brass 14 x 5 snare (my baby). For cymbals, I’m using pair of 14″ Meinl Byzance Dark Hats on my left, a Meinl 16″ Byzance Medium Crash on my left, a Meinl 18″ Benny Greb Signature Byzance Sand Medium Crash on my right, and a Meinl Byzance Dark 21″ ride. I also have a 8″ Byzance Brilliant Splash perched on top of the Sand Crash on my right.
I hope you enjoy!