Pete Ray Biggin’s exclusive guest lessons for Rhythm were filmed with the help of the Rubix drum studio, London, with the videos shot both at Pete’s own studio and at the Rubix facility itself. The Rubix drum studio was the brainchild of founder Bence Bolygo, himself a professional jazz drummer, who explains to Rhythm that he saw many shortcomings in the recording of drums in typical generic recording studios. “There are many issues, which there is no space to cover here, but room acoustics and time wasted setting up the kit was a regular problem that kept popping up,” he says. “The hours spent setting up the kit eating into expensive recording time.” Bence reveals that at Rubix, the acoustics of the live room were designed specifically for the sole purpose of recording drums, “by giving the most natural, cleanest-sounding recordings for percussion, further helped with the latest Focusrite Rednet recording technology and many permutations of the highest audio quality microphones”.
Rubix also boasts one of the biggest collections of pristine percussion instruments, ranging from the 1930s to present day, giving the drummer the ultimate palette to create any sound scape they so desire. “The drummer’s choice of kit is set up before the recording session,” says Bence, “so within 15 minutes of walking in, you can be recording.”
The business has expanded, and now hosts a retail facility selling all percussion related equipment, the aim of the shop being “to serve the drumming community with unbeatable prices and a very personal service”. On top of all these services that Rubix offers to the industry, are education, consultancy and booking and management services.
Says Bence, “With ever challenging global economic problems, Rubix has created an eco system for the drumming community and continues to push boundaries in all areas of the industry. Join our community and let Rubix help you on your journey!”
For more on Rubix drum studio, go to www. rubixdrumstudios.co.uk.