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Old 10-15-2013, 12:44 AM
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So I'm new here, but not new to drums. I have just recently started putting up "covers/playalongs" to the internet. Unfortunately, I don't have a great camera (cellphone), but the sound is good as its coming directly from my Roland module.

So, here are a few kits I have made on my Roland TD-30KV:

Dream Theater - Scarred
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnyZUgsngw0
My first drum cover on the kit and I had not worked out any EQ or compression settings on the kit. These make a big difference in how the kit sounds. Its okay, but my other videos have better sound.

Metallica - Black Album (samples)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXsQl-c0CHI
Some samples of a few songs showing the kit I made for this particular album.

Pearl Jam - Even Flow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef4tA1eF_5g
Played to a drumless track so everything you hear drum wise is me and the kit I made. I think this one blends really well with the album.

Thanks for watching.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:53 AM
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I watched the even flow cover and dug it. Your bass sounds like your hitting a woodblock though. To be honest, I was a little weary of reading that you did these covers on an electronic kit, since most of the covers on e-kits are those beginner level kits with bad sound quality, I find. But your kit is real nice, I never knew they made those kind of china electronic cymbals.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:24 AM
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Hey wildman,

Thanks for the response. Yeah, the bass drum on the kit is very different from the rest of the drums. I made the kit off of a drum track I found on YouTube. Its just about spot on for the original. Kinda strange bass drum sound on that album. If you listen to the opening of "Why Go" you can hear this cardboard sounding bass drum. Its strange, but works really well with the rest of the kit when you are jamming to the song.

I think my mixing on the kit for the recording could have brought up the snare volume a bit. Other than that it felt pretty good to me. Also, my snare was a bit tilted from recording a couple times before this one and I wasn't hitting rim shots as easily as if it were a bit more flat. Now I sound like I'm making excuses. :)

Yes, electronic drums have come a long way in the last few years. The TD-30 really is a great drum module and many people don't give it the respect it deserves because they don't want to spend the time on tuning it to sound good. Yes, it takes time to tune, but so does an acoustic drum set. If you want it to sound good you have to put the time in. There really is no "Plug 'n' Play" with the top of the line modules. Machine gunning is really a thing of the past. I play it like a regular kit, as you can see from the videos. No light tapping like I'm afraid to break it. I hit it like I hit an acoustic kit. This gives me the ability to have huge amounts of dynamic range and have the kit as a whole play very similar to an acoustic kit.

Thanks for the comments.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:52 AM
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Just like the suit doesn't make the man, the camera doesn't make the drummer. I liked the Pearl Jam cover alot. You're the second one I looked at this evening using an electric kit. I guess there's more and more electric kits being used. But great stuff.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:11 AM
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Just like the suit doesn't make the man, the camera doesn't make the drummer. I liked the Pearl Jam cover alot. You're the second one I looked at this evening using an electric kit. I guess there's more and more electric kits being used. But great stuff.
Thanks zeitgeist. I like how the Pearl Jam cover turned out as well. I have more kits I have made on the electric kit that I need to make videos of, but finding time to do so can be tough sometimes. I will post more up when I have the chance.

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