Imagine DragonsÂ front-of-house engineer Scott Eisenberg was recentlyÂ interviewedÂ by Mix Magazine on theÂ challengesÂ of mixing the Imagine Dragons tour.
” With this Taiko drum, we were trying to figure out how to get the best low end out of it while also hearing a good attack. But that drum puts out such a wide frequency array [laughs], and itâ€™s got an enormous sustain, so gating it was really difficult. There were nights I just had to gate it manuallyâ€”literally turning the fader up and downâ€”because the sustain would hold the gate open for 30 seconds.â€ť
This odaiko is headed out to the group Imagine Dragons along with a chu daiko.Â We can’t wait to see how the guys in Imagine Dragons end up using this large drum or for that matter taiko.
Jesse & Carla with the 60×24 odaiko they made for Imagine Dragons
This article originally appeared in the LA times about how these two talented composers are using our taiko.
In a recording studio on Sunset Boulevard, Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix are banging on two giant taiko drums built especially for their company, Two Steps From Hell. The brawny musicians exude the fierce intensity prevalent in much of their music â€” until they suddenly get off-beat and let out loud laughs that reveal just how much fun this is for them.