Each year drummers assemble for one of the biggest world-wide celebrations of their craft! Featuring an A-list of exhibiting product manufacturers, educational seminars and live performances, the London Drum Show has been defined as an ultimate two-day event for any drumming enthusiast.

It may be easier for us to list the artists that Gareth Brown hasn't contributed his incredible drumming skills to! Most recently the drummer been on tour with Paloma Faith, armed with his preferred live drum microphone arsenal from Audix.

Last week SCV caught up with British alternative rock band Black Orchid Empire at The Recording Studio London for a hands-on live shoot-out between three fine Audix live microphone models – the favourite of which would make it to their permanent lead vocal line up on stage.

Here’s the first of seven videos you can see on the Audix YouTube channel (Audix101). There’s some basic info on choosing and positioning mics, plus some little gems to help you get the best sound off your kit.