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Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,690
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: How to become a fairly well-known Session Drummer

I've just graduated university and am trying to make a living as a session guy.

The reality seems to be you can't. At least not doing just that. I'm fortunate enough that I spent time developing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,488
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Endorsed to who?

I currently endorse Baker Street Drum Company!

I would LOVE to work with Meinl Cymbals, Los Cabos Sticks, and Evans (D'Addario).
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What mics would you use to record a 4-piece?

I had a project I had to do in university where I had to record an entire record using only 2 SM57s.

I'll see if I can find the recordings somewhere... I basically used on SM57 as a room mic, had...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What mics would you use to record a 4-piece?

Oh I think I know the vid you're talking about! I gotta go find it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What mics would you use to record a 4-piece?

I keep forgetting about the EV RE20. I used it as a vocal mic on a track not too long ago, just cause the studio I was at happened to have one, and I loved it. I used it for a lot of live sessions as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What mics would you use to record a 4-piece?

Thanks Arky!

Very cool! I have a handful of 57s, I'll have to try a mod on one of them, though I'm not super handy. I'm sure there's a YouTube tutorial for it somewhere.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Under Rated/Under Stated Drummers

Zach Lind from Jimmy Eat World! He doesn't play anything insanely complicated, but what he does is incredible. So tight, really plays for the music.

Paul Ramirez from The Flatliners does some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,192
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I play drums as my main source of income and take production and audio engineering jobs to make up the rest of it!
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What mice would you use to record a 4-piece?

Oh man, I just realized I titled the thread MICE not MICS.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By thomaslesnick
What mics would you use to record a 4-piece?

Hypothetically speaking, you have ALL the money in the world. Nothing is stopping you from getting your dream microphone setup to track your drums. What do you use to record your drums? I'm looking...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,577
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: How do you first start learning fills?

This is always a tricky one. It's hard for me to explain because I learned how to play drums by copping other drummers. So I guess that's a good place to start.

What I find frustrating when...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Having trouble playing with click

I agree with what everyone is saying to a large extent.

The click should be FELT more than it should be HEARD.

When I first started practicing to a metronome, I had the track blaring. This...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: How to "own" the time and still follow others.

I have no idea why, but I thought this post was about playing to a click live. I'm silly.

Anyways, I find the key is to relax, really. Stop thinking about the time, relax, and just play. The song...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: How to "own" the time and still follow others.

Know the song. When I get hired to play a session, I make sure that I know the song better than the guy who wrote it. That way, when I'm playing to the click (usually because there is a backing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: How to "own" the time and still follow others.

I think it's generally just a matter of knowing the music you're playing. Usually, if I'm with a well-rehearsed band, the guys play relatively the same thing every time. The shots are always in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Tascam US1800 or Zoom R24

inputs - things going into the computer. 8 inputs means you can run 8 microphones and have them run simultaneously

outputs - sounds leaving computer. 2 outputs means you can have the interface run...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Blond moments while playing

Haha, glad you got a kick out of it!

Yeah, it was a little strange, but it was cause the musical director thought that me playing the hi-hats to keep everyone in time when I wasn't playing was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Ever been compared to a celebrity / legendary drummer?

It depends on the playing context! I recently finished up a record with Dave "Brownsound" Baksh from Sum 41, and he told me that my playing reminded him a lot of Trevor MacGregor (who used to play...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Blond moments while playing

I was playing drums for the headliner at a rather large festival in Canada not too long ago. About 1000 people in attendance. The tip of my drum stick broke off and nailed me right between the eyes,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Trying to record a 6 piece drum set

If you're on a budget, the AKG C1000 are an industry standard.

Personally, I've found Audio Technica AT4040's seem to be really popular. For a while, I used the AT2035's, and they sounded amazing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,455
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Practice routine for a serious drummer

I kinda feel like this is a lot to go on, when you can get more results with less effort.

I treat practicing like working out. If you work the same muscle groups out constantly, you're going to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: The importance of counting?

When learning where shots, accents, and just how the general form of a song goes, I like to count. Once I'm comfortable with where I'm supposed to stop, start, and accent, I stop counting, cause by...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,775
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What's the best way to play backing tracks live?

Generally when I play to backing tracks live, I have a number of things up with me.

First, I have a laptop with an interface that sends channels left and right.
Secondly, I have a mixer with both...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: Trying to record a 6 piece drum set

What I've seen a lot of guys do is place a microphone in between the toms. Like between the racks and then again between the floors. It's not ideal, but it works.

Personally, I mic everything. Two...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By thomaslesnick
Re: What's the most common kick&snare pattern in swing/jazz?

My instructor in first year told me to feather. My instructor in 2nd-4th year told me not to, and that he would chop my leg off if I did.

Honestly, it's whatever suits the music. A lot of big band...
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