I have said many times before that we have fantastic, creative customers, and it is always nice when someone takes the time to share what they are doing. Sometimes their stories are amazing!
James Yates makes custom hand-made calfskin and vellum drum heads, under the guise of Majetone Industries.
Here's a video clip of James playing his drums and skins, recorded using two of our Reslo 'Beeb' microphones as top & side mics in a Glyn Johns arrangement, along with a CAD M179 in cardioid in front of the kick drum.
I think these really do sound fantastic, with a classic yet contemporary tone. I could imagine these sliding very easily into a mix without need for much processing.
You can find out more at the Majetone Industries website.