We started with the drums. BIG DRUMS played by a big drummer, Ryan. Very well tuned, very well played. I knew the session was going to go well as soon as he started to warm up. The bass drum is 26 inches and the kit sounds like what Bonham would have played....The trick was to capture the sounds well in a basement. The band played along (with amps in different rooms), so the band was playing together with Ryan for the songs. On the technical side, I used the following mics and preamps: AT803, Audix f15, SM57 Beta, AKG D12, AKG D112, GAP Pre 73 MKIII, Black Lion Audio B12a, and Audient.