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Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,506
Posted By elpol
Re: How to make moongel ????

I heard somewhere once, and please correct me if I'm wrong, that the 'gel' used in some of the old mouse pads, and 'comfort' pads for computer workstations had the same material that Moongel was made...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By elpol
Re: Very quick question regarding drum recording

I agree w/ DrumEatDrum - there's no one standard. Ultimately, it's what works best for the song, situation, producer, band, engineer, etc., etc.
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By elpol
Re: Triger to midi delay vs Microphones lack of delay

OK. Can I suggest to try the following as an experiment?

1. Move your mic closer to the source - i.e. mimic a 57's position 1-2" from the pad, as though you're miking a snare drum.

2. Switch to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By elpol
Re: Triger to midi delay vs Microphones lack of delay

you certainly have nothing to lose by trying. IMO, the differences between software versions shouldn't be a problem, unless, there's been a (pretty much) global change to your preferences. That, or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By elpol
Re: Triger to midi delay vs Microphones lack of delay

It sometimes will matter whether you monitor directly via your 002R (hardware), or through software monitoring. Latency doesn't only affect output.

I record audio to midi tracks; midi can have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By elpol
Re: Triger to midi delay vs Microphones lack of delay

How are you monitoring? I'm wondering if that might be something to consider.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,697
Posted By elpol
Re: Cynicism and making a living as a musician

Thanks for posting this Wy. I think it's an important distinction to bring up. I know for myself that my definition of original music at 25yrs old was a whole lot different then now that I'm 45.
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Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By elpol
Re: Disney Drummers/musicians

Is this the guilty pleasure thread?

sometimes I just can't get Kylie Minogue outta my head...

oops, was that my outside voice?
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,624
Posted By elpol
Re: What does your kit say about you?

I'm sure your family loves the China w/o the mute!
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,470
Posted By elpol
Re: seamless snare drum

Oh, you're just loving this, aren't you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,470
Posted By elpol
Re: seamless snare drum

And thanks Polly, for inserting that damned song into my head...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,470
Posted By elpol
Re: seamless snare drum

Solid shell, lathed out of a single log of wood (generally, but not always rock maple).

examples: http://www.lukapercussion.com/en/homepage.html. Go into this site and click on the link labelled...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By elpol
Re: clave term question

It is also the Bombo pattern of Conga de Comparsa. It does exist in many forms beyond Baiao.

You can frequently hear 2 and 3 beat forms of this within many African, Afro-Latin and Brazilian ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,106
Posted By elpol
Re: Covering up bass drum logo

There's definitely a personal choice element here. Some of us like to wear what we play proudly, and others couldn't care less...

I've had endorsements (I've allowed to lapse). Recently, when...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,224
Posted By elpol
Re: Doumbek/Darbuka

there's a band I know of whom I believe may be based in Asheville, NC called "Free Planet Radio". Their percussionist is fairly skilled on mid-Eastern percussion and though he might not teach, he...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By elpol
Re: What kind of drum is this.

It is the principal drum in the music of the Garifuna from Belize. Depending on it's role within the ensemble it could either be the primero that performs the more syncopated call/response with the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,001
Posted By elpol
Re: Recording Junkies ONLY!!!

Got money? Wanna brag?

go get one of these. http://www.korbyaudio.com/products.html

very boutique and expensive and covers some of the most well-regarded and popularily used high-end studio...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,625
Posted By elpol
Re: Budget PA Systems

I agree w/ Ken. If it's just to have something 'convenient' laying around for those impromptu jams - there are several brands that make combination keyboard amps on the market - Yorkville is very...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,420
Posted By elpol
Re: Us older drummers

...you know you've entered the 'realm' of the older drummer when you get a call to sub for another drummer who is suffering from kidney stones.

oh, I just turned 45.

I am a professional hitter...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By elpol
Re: Play with the best musicians you can find

agreed. to me, there's not really any better way to seriously improve your skill-set than to put yourself (way) outside your comfort zone, take risks and try new things.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,654
Posted By elpol
Re: Music cities in the USA. Suggestions, Advice.

I think that if you are seriously vibing on New Orleans, then you should go there and really check it out. If it doesn't work out for you there, you can still go elsewhere. No laws against changing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By elpol
Re: Essential Listening/reading

Ed Uribe's books are great too! Helped me a lot, as there are very descriptive explanations and examples on handling a variety of situations. Plus, you can really see how the ensemble works as a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,673
Posted By elpol
Re: What are some charactaristics of drummers?

meet a touring band? the drummer is usually the driving the van.

see someone loading a van who really seems to know how to arrange things most effectively after a gig? most likely the drummer.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,805
Posted By elpol
Re: Room Sound - What's Going On?

low frequencies tend to collect in corners. they are slow and don't reflect as well or as fast as higher frequencies. very difficult to deal with. parallel surfaces only exacerbate the problem...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By elpol
Re: Solo artist?

with the versatility and power of products like Ableton 8, and a decent, versatile interface, why not? 1st rule of showbiz: give the people what they want. do that and the world's your oyster.
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