Jim Hamilton is an interesting guy. His career includes drums and percussion, often with well-known artists.
But also Jim is a tap dancer who performs around the world. And he owns Rittenhouse Soundworks, an amazing recording studio in Philadelphia. He has also been a life-long student of music and recording.
Our conversation covers the relationship of tap dancing to modern drumming, the evolution of the snare drum. We explore how technology affects the recording process and the interface between the performer and the listener. We talk about the high-resolution audio as it is recorded verses the relatively low-fidelity music that most listeners experience.