Killing it, softly

Rhythm - - INTERVIEW -

Ian re­veals how the Bri­tish Drum Com­pan y’s Big Softy sna re got its name

“The Big Softy was my pet name for a snare drum Keith had made that I’d used on some stu­dio ses­sions. I played it on a mate’s record­ing and it was used on ForCry­ingOut Loud too. I’d re­ferred to it as the Big Softy, be­cause that’s what it was. It was deep, fat and chewy – the per­fect snare sound. The go-to tends to be your Black Beauty or Ra­dio King if you want deep mids. The Big Softy does that ef­fort­lessly. I was chat­ting to Keith on the phone about the Big Softy, about how much I loved it and he went, ‘Ian, that’s a great name for it!’ It’s such an ob­vi­ous thing to call a drum, in­stead of the BDC6550 se­ries or some­thing.”

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