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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,196
Posted By Otto
Re: How to become a fairly well-known Session Drummer

My best advice is to be ready for your plans to change...but not let that change discourage you.

Having a backup plan around your music career to make ends meet is key...but dont let it take you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Otto
Re: Drums in checked baggage?

Fighting an airline about lost luggage and culpability is far harder than FedEx.

Airlines do not guarantee your stuff will be there when you get off the plane...but FedEx will.

Airlines are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Otto
Re: First Drum Covers - help needed

Taking a suggestion out of the Gavin Harrison Thread in the "Drummers" Section...

...consider trying to adjust what you are hearing in the recorded mix by adjusting your playing...its a valuable...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 903
Posted By Otto
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

Get in and speak with a financial aid counselor at UofM - they can help ID monies you might not be aware of to help cover living expenses...and do it RIGHT AWAY...those monies can get distributed...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By Otto
Re: Double pedal - on it's way out.

Love it!!

Gratz on this Andy! (no matter what my opinions are on double pedal usage).

Consider continuing its use at gigs as any pedal can go out...and the slave pedal always gives you an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By Otto
Re: Hiring drummers for a project, need drummer advice.

I'm not sure what is meant here...

"I would be reselling these recordings in digital format on a small scale."

Is the resell of the work to other studios for use in creating end product?

Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Otto
Re: Drums in checked baggage?

Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Otto
Re: Drums in checked baggage?

I suggest insured fedex over checked baggage...lower loss rate. get DETAILED video of what you put in package along with attached shipping slip.

My issue with rental is that I dont get what I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Otto
Re: YouTube for the working drummer?

I could see public posting of your average drumming ability instead of doing many takes and selecting the best as a great ego contol mechanisim.

Just sit and play - post no matter what...warts and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,648
Posted By Otto
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

...A triplet played in 4/4 can be a group of 3 per beat...so yes...there CAN be groups of 3 in a 4/4 timing.

Remember that time signature does not describe the music...it describes how to commonly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By Otto
Re: Would you notice quantized drumming in a video?

add back in some random variation around the quantization and it can be VERY difficult to hear...unless its your own performance or one that you are familiar with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Otto
Re: Forced to retire?

You are describing my whole musical life!

I have not had the opportunity to construct a project in a talent rich environment.

Perhaps its time to do your own music?
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Otto
Re: Exercises to internalize, 16th note triplets and 32nd notes?

for me, its all what I am singing in my head(or outloud if you are unfortunate enough to catch me on such a day ; )

I have practiced getting what I am singing onto the drums by "singing" straight...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Otto
Re: Band leaders

When done well, being the leader isnt worth doing.

When done poorly, a leader isnt worth following.

ah...the difference between being a musician and a businessman...
Forum: Drummers 04-01-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 1,408,815
Posted By Otto
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Really have a read of what Gavin is saying here in his last post...I think its some of the best advice to a 'new-to-micing' drummer.

You can practice this...just record yourself and listen back to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Otto
Re: Relationship between members of the band

A rich one...

(you knew this response was coming : )
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Otto
Re: Influences

I always seem to under estimate the effect of non-famous drummers...even drummers that stopped playing soon after they influenced me.

...eg...the main drummer in high-school who treated me with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,854
Posted By Otto
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

To be fair, I have been the one giving harsh feedback...thinking that it was the height of honesty and respect.


There is no 'independant truth' once a person starts talking...it is the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Otto
Re: How long before we 3D print drum gear?

When "cost and difficulty of use < the cost and difficulty to acquire" tips over given equal quality, it will happen.

...and not just for drumming equipment...

Basics of economics.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,854
Posted By Otto
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

Never trust feedback from someone who does not have enough self control to act in a civil manner. Abusive feedback is an ego game designed to feed the person giving...not the person receiving. There...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By Otto
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.


...been there...been tortured by that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 891
Posted By Otto
Re: It is your band, who do you pick for lead singer?

depends on the song.

high register
John Wesley
Jon Anderson
Steve Perry

mid register
Gavin Rossdale
Geddy Lee(has some nice selections when hes vocally relaxed - e.g. Resist from Test For...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,569
Posted By Otto
Re: How do drummers get sponsored?

After your well known enough that you really dont need the sponsorship, companies will call and offer you the moon while slicing the letter of the contract as thin as possible.

...no different...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,854
Posted By Otto
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

Case of right message, wrong tone.

You'd think such a master would understand that ; )
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Otto
Re: feeling good!

Thats great!...will live vicariously through you on this... ; )
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