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    Yamaha EAD10 with RTOM Blackholes and low volume cymbals

    Hi, I really think this has a lot of potential. So much so that I'm planning on selling my Roland TD-30. I have RTom Blackholes on my Gretsch Renown and Zildjian L80 cymbals, and just acquired the Yamaha EAD10. Sounds so much more expressive than an e-kit. Just take the hi-hat sizzle for...
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    Playing in odd timings: How do you make use of the space?

    Hey drummer dudes, I have been listening to a lot of progressive metal and its sub-genres and have really started taking drums more seriously. I mean who would have thought there's more than 4/4? Just by moving out of that comfort zone, I've started to experiment with ghost notes and odd feel...
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    NPD Czarcie Kopyto Double

    My latest acquisition! A Czarcie Kopyto double bass drum pedal. Looking at the pedal, there are a lot of similarities with the Trick Pro-1V Bigfoot I already own. For example, you can change the pedal setting for more power or more speed or an in between setting. Also, you can move...
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    Acoustic to electronic kit conversion

    Hey guys, I'm interested in converting my acoustic kit into an electronic kit. My requirement however is to ensure that I can just use the kit acoustically when I want to. I narrowed down on the idea of using one of those heads with a built in trigger on them. However, I don't want to have...
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    How many pedals have you owned?

    In my case, four so far: A Pearl Eliminator, a Trick Dominator, a Mapex Falcon and a Trick Bigfoot. What about you guys? I'm honestly feeling a bit foolish to have tried so many, and I have my fifth pedal inbound. This is all in the course of about 10 years playing, so a very expensive kink...
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    The album I worked on for half my life - A preview

    Just a passion project, probably never get to tour or otherwise promote this. May print a limited run of 500 CDs or something I think just so I can say, "I wrote and produced an album by myself :) Here it is. The preview is...
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    I'm crying my heart out, I want to die ;( Actually, I want to quit my job so I can practice all day. Jeez, 8 years old. What a monster
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    Slowly We Rot, Within the Mind and original jam

    Hey, Just signed up with a new act, pretty excited about it. We jammed for the second time last night and things are already coming together, barring some minor (IMO, for a second practice) hitches. This is a video recording from the jam pad of three songs -...
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    Mixing up pedals for double bass

    Symmetry and beauty aside, are there any benefits to using the same brand of pedals for your double pedal setup? Naturally, when you have a single bass drum, there doesn't appear to be any kind of way to do this. That said, you could do things like making one pedal long and the other short...
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    Weird Al Yankovic honoured with Hollywood Star

    I'm sure Bermuda must be tickled pink. Amazing fact: Weird Al's fans funded the star. At the ceremony, he quipped: .“By the way I am sorry I even have to say this, I don’t want to even have to ask this but please, please don’t pickaxe my star, ok guys? I mean I know it’s all the rage these...
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    Perc Pro robotic/machine drummer demonstration

    I keep struggling to make bands where I'm the guitarist work, primarily because there's never a good drummer when you need one. Some of you will recall I posted about those robot drummers that I acquired. Well, I put together a short demonstration video today and I think you should watch it...
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    Trick VMT Pub Kick

    This looks like a great little bass drum for small gigs where volume isn't king. Here's a video demonstrating what it sounds like. What do you guys think? I don't think it could replace a real bass drum, but for a small...
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    Anyone switch from longboards to short boards?

    Doing some recording of late and I was extremely flustered at my lack of control over my Trick Bigfoots when it came to complex patterns. Admittedly, I am a very straightforward player and my sixteenth’s are just straight ahead, with very few patterns thrown in. But for this recording, I was...
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    When is a good time to quit a band?

    I've jammed three times with a band, and it seems that things seem to go further downhill at every jam. I first jammed with the bassist and one guitarist and it was a decent first session. "We can work on this," I thought. The next session we got a second guitarist and a vocalist. Vocalist...
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    Murder by Moonlight (an original song in the style of Doom)

    I was really happy with how the drums turned out on this one. I wrote and played all the parts.
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    Fine/Arms for the Poor (black/grind)

    Fie/Arms for the Poor (black/grind) Have a listen and let me know what you think. All parts played and recorded by me.
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    Processing drums in a studio (quantisation, etc) - How should I go about it?

    How would I process this take in a studio? I'm specifically looking for advice in terms of things like quantisation or any other processing I should be doing in terms of timing, velocities and the...
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    A Quick One Now That They're All Dead My production values are a bit skewed, but do give me a thumbs up if you appreciate humour in music. No touching up whatsoever on the drums, all other instruments and the vocals were recorded by me as well...
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    Recording drums - Process issues and questions

    Hey all, hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I know I did! I'm interested in laying down some drum tracks at my home. I'm not confident enough to pay for a studio just to waste time going over drums over and over. I will be using a TD30 kit with Superior Drummer 3. I...
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    Tribute to Malcolm Young A giant has passed on, one of my biggest influences. Everything played by me on this tribute track to Malcolm and the mighty ACDC