All About Cajon Drums

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HOW TO TUNE A CAJON 

Before adjusting the sound of your cajon drum there a couple of important things to consider. Firstly, that not all cajon drums are built in the same way – some are designed to be deep and resonant with a clear distinction between sharp snares and a tonal bass. Others are built to be dryer, with much livelier snare wires and less separation between the corners and a softer, deader bass sound. It may be difficult.... Continue reading

 

THE ROLE OF THE CAJON

In recent years the cajon drum has founds it's way across the globe and taken on many roles in countless styles of music. Either as the only percussion instrument in a group, part of a larger percussion kit or a larger rhythm section, or simply as a smaller, more portable alternative to a drum kit, the cajon has proven it's adaptability and versatility to the world... Continue reading

 

HOW TO RECORD A CAJON

Before attempting to record a cajon drum. it’s important to understand it's character. Which frequencies are most prominent? What range of frequencies do we want it to occupy in the mix? How loud is it? What is it's dynamic range? Also it is always worth bearing in mind that the most useful recording will always be the clearest, most natural and most honest one - effects.... Continue reading