Recording Drums: Russ Miller's RMI Studios

  • Posted on: 17 November 2013
  • By: sheldonkreger

Today, many musicians have their own home studios. It seems as though much - if not most - recording is done in home studios. Because of internet technology, music can be recorded and sent to other places before it's finished. Tracking drums from home seems to be the most economical way to go, too. But, just because it fits the budget, it doesn't mean that there is a loss of quality.

In fact, I think that Russ Miller is producing some of the greatest sounding drum tracks, today. Obviously, I'm also a huge fan of his playing, but a big distinguishing factor is his knowledge of drum tracking, pre-production, and appropriate use of different equipment for different styles of music. I'm always impressed by Russ's ability to play such a wide variety of styles, and it's not just his playing, but his ability to capture the music also sets him apart.

Below are some of my favorite Russ Miller videos, where he explains his recording process, his equipment choices, and his recording space RMI Studios.

Although he also has many great videos on playing drums, this collection of videos is focused on his equipment and recording process at RMI Studios.

Be sure to check out Russ Miller's site,

There you can contact him if you're interested in hiring Russ for a remote session.

Russ Miller


Thanks for collecting all these videos together. I'm a drummer who does remote sessions out of my own studio so I'm sure there's going to be a lot to take in here. Russ is a great drummer and has great knowledge both sides of the glass

Glad you like it! Russ's ability to produce such amazing sounding tracks is one of the reasons I look up to him.

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