Got absorbed into Blumenkraft again yesterday, and was really noticing the beauty of your percussion lines. What processes are you putting on them to make them so captivating? For example i love it when it sometimes sounds like squeaky trainers in a squash court. I would assume that was some sort of reverb, but i read somewhere below that you don't like reverbs, so i assume that cant be it. and sometimes they just melt and zing around. Can you give me some tips on your percussion mixing techniques?
My reverbs are mostly mechanical spring reverbs. A have an AKG B15 and an Orban IIIb which I use on every track. Sometimes for the 'squeaky trainers on a squash court' effect I place a flanger [MXR Blue Front] before the reverb, on the send, with the feedback turned up, to make every reverb hit sound different.
Other than that, I'd say the fact that I play all of the percussion by hand [real instruments, microphone] probably helps a great deal.