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Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Mic Cables...

Whatever you do, don't buy Monster cables:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/26/monster-cable-at-it-again-sues-mini-golf-company/
http://cpasf.org/content/boycott-monster-cable-rallyconcert-photos...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 958
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Help - Meeting up with Guitarist

OT:



As a yank, I feel compelled to say....you're pretty much right. I like to think I'm a bit more sane and relaxed than most (no guns needed). But the paranoia of my countrymen is astounding....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,457
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Posture

I agree. I see that line of thinking in many areas of life, "XYZ did it the hard/wrong/bad/dangerous/sloppy/inefficient way and he was the GREATEST!". My response, which is usually ignored or not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drummers Brains Are Actually Different

I've seen a few of those as well. Perhaps it is self-serving journalists and psychiatrists. What better way to get people talking about your work than to make it complimentary about some group of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Will it affect your ability to work with other musicians if you're tone deaf?

+1

I have heard a few voice teachers say that unless you are clinically tone-deaf (meaning ZERO ability to differentiate between ANY pitches), you can learn to sing, which means you will first...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just curious -----------

Apparently I've offended some people by answering a question that was asked. I'm kind of confused by that, as I thought my reasoning was pretty obvious and simple, but I may have been wrong: I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just curious -----------

I was intrigued by the contest, and might still enter, but a few things have slowed me down:

1. I had concerns similar to Gruntersdad. Although with the rule change, I suppose I'm okay with it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Looking for books on musical analysis

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=music+theory
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Bobrush
Re: First use of a click

Not according to Wikipedia, which quotes from Geoffrey Emerick, the engineer on the track:

The tapping "has been incorrectly identified as a metronome in the past", according to engineer Geoff...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Staining drum heads with coffee

GRUNTERSDAD may be correct, I don't know. However, I do know that in older times, tea was actually used for lots of dyeing. Probably a bit easier than coffee, you wouldn't have a bunch of loose...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a clarinet. I haven't played it in a while, but I've been meaning to get back to it. I played alto and bass clarinet in high school. It's an awesome instrument, good-size pitch range and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Bobrush
Re: A family member wants to learn jazz. Recommendations?

I have a love/hate relationship with the Ken Burns doc. It is clearly the largest, most ambitious, longest, most thorough piece ever devoted to jazz. However, although I did say "most thorough",...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Call and response audience participation

If you want really raunchy, check 2 Live Crew "As Nasty as They Wanna Be", lots of 'colorful' call and response on that album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsClj04oIE
"Boom Boom Out Go the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Do you hear sounds or mechanics when you play?

Same story: I play an e-kit, and I swear I have different 'abilities' and things feel different when different sounds are loaded.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 998
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Would you notice quantized drumming in a video?

Actually it is MUCH easier to do with an e-kit. Just record MIDI and you can move any single note anywhere, perfectly and individually. Also, the DAW will probably have a single "Quantize" button...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Tips on drum rooms?

FYI, know that most residential cloth and foam products (upholstery, curtains, pillows, etc.) that are "fire-resistant" are really only geared to withstand a smoldering cigaret. An actual flame or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Fred Astaire drumming with his feet while dancing!

No blood no foul. Still, your timing is a bit off: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114601
Forum: Drums 03-22-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

I'm kind of the same with guitars. About ten years ago, I had a lot of money, and I bought some really really nice guitars. I love them, but now I have this crazy sort of melancholy that I can't find...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bobrush
Re: INDEPENDENCE EXERCISES HERE!!

Thanks Juan. I definitely need to work on this.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bobrush
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

I think it was Mark Twain who said this:
Johnson says "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel ", but I suggest it is the first.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Can you sit comfortably at an E-kit?

I have the DTX 562, which for purposes of this discussion, is essentially the same thing. Have you tried 'opening' the left and right sections a bit more? The center two rack posts/legs are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Laptop/backing cutting out live

^^Some good ideas in any case.

Is it the same song that always has this problem? Maybe the audio file is corrupted. Can you get a new copy of it?
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Drums and allergies

I have found my people!



Kurz, you have my sympathy. I have managed to escape food allergies, except for a few mild reactions. My next-door neighbor when I was a kid was allergic to chocolate,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,865
Posted By Bobrush
Re: Michael Beinhorn fires drummers.

Only if the founder sold enough of the company to let others have control. For which, they were probably well-paid. Then, it is not really "his own" company.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Bobrush
Re: What’s an affordable, decent option when it comes to a drum recording interface for filming vide

I think you mean XLR inputs, and it is 2, 4 or 8. I have the the one with 8. There are many competitors, but the nice thing about the Presonus is that it comes with their Presonus Studio One Artist...
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