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Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bretton
Re: "Recording Heavy Drums" tutorial by Glenn Fricker

Mods, maybe consolidate this with the other thread?
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bretton
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

never forgot something for a gig, but before I was a drummer, I was a freestyle BMX rider. I flew across the continent, from BC, Canada, to Pennsylvania to go to "Woodward," a summer camp for x-games...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bretton
Re: "Recording Heavy Drums" tutorial by Glenn Fricker

I'm a big fan of Glenn's videos, his attitude might be offputting if he wasn't always right :P and I figure it's a bit of an act, he's a character, which makes it interesting and sets him apart from...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Bretton
Re: Head rebound on different size bass drums?

I recently switched from 24" to 20" and it really helped me move up a step with my heel-toe technique. Much more rebound. I also have a very tight batter head.

to combat the pitch increase, I made...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bretton
Re: Cheap recording/editing program?


Free unrestricted demo period as well for you to try it out. the cockos VSTs it comes with are highly acclaimed as well.
Forum: Drums 01-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bretton
Re: Triggera Bix - kick trigger

almost like an axis e-kit for any pedal.

great idea, I'm surprised this hasn't been done before.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bretton
Re: Which to choose

Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By Bretton
Re: Drum setup

I'm going to go the other direction than most replies here and say, if comfort allows, keep the 14" rack, as the jump from 13 to 16 will be much greater than the jump from 16 to 18.

I played with...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-07-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Bretton
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

I've been drumming for almost 8 years, and have this same problem.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,980
Posted By Bretton
Re: Acoustic Foam

donna conna board on all the walls. no gaps. and another layer of drywall put up with green glue http://www.greengluecompany.com/

problem areas will be the cracks around doors and windows....
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bretton
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

I can hear it just fine... 24 seconds in, he's blasting away on it, accenting with the bell, you can hear both just fine, ride being the higher pitched tings, and the bell the lower. the ride is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,099
Posted By Bretton
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

the ultra-speed deathy guys still use 'em

Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bretton
Re: Heel toe question

AKA: the constant release technique, google that for more on the subject.
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,119
Posted By Bretton
Re: No love for 20" bassdrums?

22" is probably the most popular/most sold size, but I believe just about every company sells a kit with a 20", just gotta dig through the website, or ask the guy at the store for one.

I'm looking...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By Bretton
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,620
Posted By Bretton
Re: leaving the kick beater on the bass head?


Gravity holds my foot down, and with everything else I have to do to play drums, I don't want to put the effort into holding my foot up in the air
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By Bretton
Re: Is it safe to play songs that require a double kick pedal with just a single pedal?

well with a song such as this


it's is certainly not safe, as your foot may cause a rupture in the space-time continuum and destroy us all.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,184
Posted By Bretton
Re: A Singing Drummer's Mic Set-up

for a while I used a headset mic,

then I went to this:
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,246
Posted By Bretton
Re: Finding a Song's BPM

Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,603
Posted By Bretton
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

I'm very attached to the snare I made myself. the rest of the drums I would like to replace... with something I make myself.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,895
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metronome app that speeds up and then slows down

you could program a click in any DAW or Guitar Pro
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bretton
Re: Metal Drumming Request

I might be interested. I'll pm you
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bretton
Re: Triggering??

I'm set up for that right now, sort of.

I have a firewire mixer with 4 XLR inputs and 4 stereo 1/4" inputs.

I'm using the XLR inputs for:
snare top
snare bottom
overhead left
overhead right
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,373
Posted By Bretton
Re: Do you vacialte? I do a lot...

tries to google... google doesn't know...

wat do I do?
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bretton
Re: 3 piece for Metal (is it good enough)?

@original question: Yes.

Matt Halpern gets along just fine with one floor tom.

Rings of Saturn gets along just fine with just a 10 and 12.

do what sounds good to you.
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