"NARCISSUS" recording set-up



Sakura starts using his newest Masters set for this album instead of the acrylics. I must say I prefer the more natural sound of his wood drums. From this point on he seems to use the acrylics mainly for lives, and the wood Masters drums for the studio. With Rayflower however, the drum sounds are so processed (and outright overdubbed in many cases) that you can hardly tell. I am very unhappy with the mixing of this album.

Drums:

Snare drum: 14"x5" Ludwig Pioneer, 14"x6.5" Pearl Brass Sensitone
Toms: Pearl MPL 14"x8", 16"x16", 18"x16"
Bass drum: Pearl MPL 24"x16"

As far as I can tell both snare drums were used on different tracks. It should be obvious, but as I said, the processing of the sound on this record is awful for the drums. He might as well have played on an electronic set.

Heads:

Snare drum: Remo Coated Ambassador (top), Remo Ambassador Snare Side (bottom)
Toms: Remo Control Sound (top), Remo Clear Ambassador (bottom)
Bass drum: Unknown heads

Other than the CS heads on the toms, nothing else can be determined, but it also doesn't matter with the album sounding the way it does.

Cymbals:

15" Paiste mystery Sound Edge Hi-Hats
22" Paiste Formula 602 Ride
18", 17" Paiste Formula 602 Crashes
20" Paiste 2002 Novo Chinese

The following pictures come directly from Sakura or Rayflower. They are unfortunately quite small and low quality.