Yep! That guy is carrying a whole cool electronic drum kit in that bag!
For cool drummers demanding digital and portable at the same time, Roland announces the
Q: How about a complete break down of all of your Dream Theater touring drum kits?
A: I’m using either a Pearl Reference Pure kit or a Pearl Masterworks kit. The two 22″ center bass drums are identical in size in order to play typical double bass patterns and to be able to play single kick patterns with either foot. And sometimes I want to free (more…)
Ok, once again, it’s time for a cool drum laugh!
Right know, what we have here is a cool video captured by a Vinnie Colaiuta fan when (more…)
Yes, time for a cool drum laugh!
Let’s have a bit of “Flam-rest!” … (more…)
Q: How do you tune your drums?
A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)
Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?
Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)
Neil Peart sure knows how to rush a cool drum groove anatomy in his drum solos. In this new DVD, following on from his two previous offerings which dealt with being in the studio and then building a drum solo, deals with how he prepares for live performance.
Described by Hudson Music as “The most in-depth insight into (more…)