Before You Fish Bowl
I just saw this pop up on YouTube. I have not read the accompanying article, but Sound on Sound just put up a video on the effect of the room you use when recording drums. The focus of the video might be on recording, however, I think it’s pretty illustrative of the way different acoustic environments will affect the sound of drums.
It’s not about right or wrong, although, I have my preference from what I hear in the video. I just think this is worth a view and something to keep in the back of your head when you’re giving thought to where your drums are going to be. The design and acoustics of your room and stage, whether you use a shield, a fishbowl, etc. will all affect the sound of your drums.
Here’s the video: