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Old 05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
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Default Travis Orbin

Did a search of the drummers forum and nothin' came up for this guy so here goes:

Anyone heard of this guy? He was a member of Periphery (http://www.myspace.com/periphery) and is now a member of Sky Eats Airplane (http://www.myspace.com/skyeatsairplane).

Have to say his playing is mind-blowing. His double kick work is unbelievably tight and he really constructs every part he plays (lots of transcribing parts which makes it easier for mere mortals to follow what he's doing in these two bands). I have to say, I way prefer his Periphery stuff but that's not to take away from S.E.A who are awesome as well.

Check out his kit setup, right out of Mike Mangini's book by the looks of thinks. Check this vid out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAlRjO1oSw

^^^I was completely sickened by the near constant changes between left and right hand lead. Incredible! Also, have to put in a word for his tasty use of ghost notes preceeding accents in a lot of his grooves (particularly Icarus Lives) The guy is a genius!
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:37 PM
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Yo dude yeah i know Travis Orbin, i bet most people on this forum who read this are going who is that? Man he is one of the sickest drummers i have ever heard by far, he could put most pro drummers to shame. He has such a mathematical understanding of polyrhythms and rudiments that it boggles the mind. I am a huge Periphery fan and was saddened to see him leave but he is one of the best that i have ever heard without a shadow of a doubt.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:22 AM
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Am trying his kit setup (sort of, no cable hats) and man it is tricky as hell to get around but working movement around the kit, odd time sigs and double pedal stuff at the same time on that setup is damn good practice
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:26 PM
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Got to play with Travis in Ft. Worth, Tx on my past tour. Stand up guy and the best drummer I've ever seen!!!!!

Sky Eats Airplane transcriptions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8dee0rZdsM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAlRjO1oSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N5JG-waj9Q
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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Travis is better than 3/4 of the guys who grace the Modern Drummer stage. When you hear him, you hear something that you haven't heard before. A walking metronome, he is. For sure the most underrated drummer of our time.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:19 AM
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he is amazing, and have you guys checked all his youtube session stuff, he's a very versatile drummer aswell as just generally being insane, and being totally ambidextrous cant be too bad :D
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
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He's been my biggest source of inspiration for a couple of months now. He's also been kind enough to answer a few questions over twitter. I have read music and studied theory for almost a decade now and I still don't know how he comes up with some of his work.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:34 PM
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Travis just posted new videos of Sky Eats Airplane's "The Contour" and "Motion Sickness."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7qPBzWFVvA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fctOkxP7YyA

My biggest influence, without a doubt. He inspired me to get myself a right hi hat. :)

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Old 06-15-2010, 11:47 PM
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Yes, Travis Orbin is very, very, very, very, very Good! Did I happen to mention that he's very Good?
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:28 PM
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Check out Travis on the new Cyclamen recordings. Tracking footage and full drumset transcript. I think this guy is a real game changer. Enjoy ! And if you are going to attempt
the performance, Good Luck !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc-3B...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFtGgWuSyzo&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Teeyd...eature=related
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:44 PM
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Travis Orbin is by far my favorite drummer. Check out his stuff on the new SEA EP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7qPBzWFVvA
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:52 PM
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I like the way he uses the dual hi-hat set-up. It fits the songs & doesn't seem too flashy or uneccessary. Sometimes complex foot patterns detract from the overall song but his parts usually seem to groove right along.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:12 PM
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I'm definitely a big fan of Travis, he's inspired me to look at drumming in a completely different way, at least from a technical standpoint. His setup and playing has opened new in my mind, and sure as heck makes me want to practice more, haha!
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:09 PM
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Just for some contrast to some of the stuff already posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86o9ERsGFb4

This vid is a bit more funky/grovey and goes to show just how versatile a drummer Travis Orbin really is.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:59 AM
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i have one of his shirts :)

he's also one of the reasons why i actually practice.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Travis Orbin

Hey, I am so grateful to be on this forum - without which I would not have found Travis Orbin.

Now when people say "Travis is the best!" - I'll know for sure they ain't talkin' 'bout Barker - LOL

I have been playing open-handed for almost a year now and this is inspiration for a lifetime - Thanks!
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