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Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2014, 06:11 PM
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Posted By paradiddler
How to Get a Great Recorded Drum Sound

Hey all.

We all want our drums to sound great, be it live or in the studio. Searching for information on how to actually achieve this sound may be daunting.

Recently I interviewed Mike Major,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,068
Posted By paradiddler
Re: AARGH! NOT burying the beaters at slow speeds, impossible??

Thanks Arky!

Yeah, so many instruments, so little time! But fun nonetheless. :)
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,068
Posted By paradiddler
Re: AARGH! NOT burying the beaters at slow speeds, impossible??

Hey guys.

I recently interviewed Matt Ritter, which in addition to his web sites and DVD, gives some very good background behind the 'unburying the beater' method, with some other great anecdotes...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 251,792
Posted By paradiddler

Hey all. Wow, can you feel the snare love?

I recently had the chance to play with the SuperDrum12 14x8 chrome snare. This is an awesome sounding snare - a pro snare at a value price. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Play-a-long & recording question

Hey Alvanko.

I'm creating a video course regarding how to record drum covers using just your camcorder and Windows Movie Maker. Of course, you can incorporate the H2 into that mix (I also have an...
Forum: Drummers 05-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,071
Posted By paradiddler
Mike Michalkow

Hi all.

I recently interviewed Mike Michalkow, drum instructor of "The Total Rock Drummer" and "Drumming System" fame. I found it very enlightening, and his perseverance at drumming is something...
Forum: Drummers 05-19-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,159
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Jason Bittner

Hi Bittner fans.

Recently I attended a drum clinic put on by Jason, and I was thoroughly impressed. If he's ever in a town nearby putting on a drum clinic, it should not be missed. A really cool...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,854
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Videotaping my practicing has bad sound

Hey Jeremy.

You could get something like the Zoom H2 (or even the newer H1, although it has less features), which will allow you to record great sound. You can then use Windows Movie Maker...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,691
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Did Neil ever use trad before meeting Freddy?

Hey guys.

Neil definitely used traditional grip before Freddie, albeit sparingly.

In the Exit... Stage Left DVD, Neil uses traditional grip at the end of "Xanadu", right before the final jam ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Luke Snyder Music Blog, Advice Needed!

Luke, I am not your father!

Great to see you're starting your own blog. As you know, I have one of my own, a labor of love, of sorts.

I'm going to recommend that you obtain your own domain...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Video drumming

Hey njd.

Yes, there are many video drumming teaching methods out there, so it may be hard to choose. But there are some good ones.

I've reviewed a few of these programs, so if you like you can...
Forum: Drummers 10-24-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 26,984
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Thomas Pridgen

Hey TP fans.

I just attended a drum clinic put on by Thomas. My goodness, this guy rocks! Definitely one of my favorite drummers now. Of course, I covered the event. There are lots of pics, so...
Forum: Drummers 10-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,541
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Mike Johnston

Glad you enjoyed it! More to come... :)
Forum: Drummers 10-15-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,439
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Alan White

I thought I'd throw in my two cents!

Alan White is definitely one of my all-time favorite drummers. Yes, Relayer might be his best studio drumming performance with Yes (Tales From Topographic...
Forum: Drummers 10-15-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,541
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Mike Johnston

Well I'm glad this thread is here!

I second the motion to have Mike Johnston listed as one of the featured drummers on this site. So here's my contribution.

I recently interviewed Mike for...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 47,142
Posted By paradiddler
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

Hey Max.

Nice group of songs! I (fairly) recently recorded myself covering "All My Life", so maybe you could have a look, be it for inspiration, or to see how you would play it (or not!). Just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,720
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Better gear, Better player???

Dpk stole my thunder a little bit, but I will agree!

Even though the bulk of this thread has dealt with the drums and cymbals, and they are important, the sticks and pedals that we use to hit them...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,157
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Looking for "extra special" double bass pedal mastery


My suggestion would be to find out who that drummer was that you saw in the pub that night, and have him tell you how he got that fast. Might as well go to the source, right? He'll...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 176,549
Posted By paradiddler

Learn and Master Drums

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A thorough, well thought-out complete drumming instruction course covering everything an aspiring drummer needs to get...
Forum: Drummers 06-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 183,642
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Neil Peart

Hi Jeremy.

I'm not a transcriber per se, but I saw the lick. All it is really is a roll of two tom strikes, then two bass drum strikes, repeated six times. Four singles repeated six times, or...
Forum: Drummers 06-14-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,483
Posted By paradiddler
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

Hi Drummerworld.

I recently attended a drum clinic by Walfredo Reyes, Jr. So I wanted to post a link to my coverage of the event, but Walfredo didn't have his own thread here! I was a little...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,321
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Question about Noise

Hi Jam.

Here's an article related to your question; hopefully you can get something out of it that also may assist you, in addition to the fine suggestions already:

The Thing About the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Different Styles / Different Tuning

Hey guys.

Tuning is not my favorite thing to do, but I know it must be done! I recently moved to a new location, and I decided to take my whole kit apart and 'tune from scratch', per se. Here's...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,462
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Traditional Vs. Matched

Unbelievable! Another 'traditional vs. matched' thread. Who'd a thunk it? I think I've just soiled myself.

A previous poster stole my thunder as far as Thomas Lang's revelation about switching...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 105,030
Posted By paradiddler
Re: Who is your favorite drummer(s)

Ok, I know I must have posted my favorite drummer(s) somewhere in this thread, but since it's 15 pages deep as of this post I ain't lookin'! But I would like to add a couple of things.

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