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  1. spides666

    Sample Pads

    Looking for a cheap sample pad to just play say cowbells and trigger samples. Alesis sample Pad etc any good
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    Learning Independence

    I've been drumming for years but still struggle with certain bass drum patterns. I'm too locked in with my right hand...so certain drums patterns I can play until I bring the hi-hat in. Great example is the song Two Princes by Spin Doctors, I can't play that song to save my life. Another one...
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    Roland announcement on Fri 9th September

    Are they unveiling the new Roland TD-50? Strong rumours are doing the rounds... Here's hoping!
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    Drum sounds on new releases - yawn

    Perhaps it's just me but drums on albums the last few years really have become stale. All this 'I took 30 snares into the studio' sounds like a load of bull to me The drums these days are so heavily processed they may as well take a $300 Dixon's kit into the studio compared to a $15k DW or Tama...
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    Dynamics E Cymbal II

    Anyone know what kind of glue they use for the red felt. Once crash it's peeled away, I've tried superglue and no joy!! I thought super glue glued everything!!!
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    Pintech Conversion Kit

    Anyone used these from Pintech for converting electronic kits. I've used Extreme Drum Triggers and ddrum drt triggers on mesh heads on my acoustic toms and I have found neither really hit the mark. http://pintechworld.com/shop/acoustic-to-electronic-drum-kit-conversion/
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    Is the acoustic kit dying?

    I am finding more and more with gigs these days I'm having to use my electronic kit over acoustic in venues. So much so, I have converted my Tama Starclassic Bubinga elite kit to mesh heads and running that through a TD-4 module. (soon to be a td-20x) I have used my acoustic kit probably twice...
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    Playing back video on stage

    I have looked around for the best thing. Basically we want to play videos on a backdrop to songs. That side is sorted. I just want to know what will be the best software to play these videos to a projector from a macbook pro. Some people use itunes but I want the video to stop at the end and I...
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    Roland MD-120 Rack

    I bought one of these pretty cheaply off ebay the other night and well last night I was ready to set fire to the thing... Whoever designed this rack at Roland I'd like to punch them on the nose It doesn't matter what I do I cannot get the damn thing level........the back legs will be at a 45...
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    Backing Tracks out to separate channels

    Hi guys I've scoured the net but haven't found an answer, just wondering if anyone has this experience. For a show we need to run backing tracks but we want to send the backing tracks out as separate channels, I guess just like the real thing if that makes sense. I will have the backing tracks...
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    Shows how the music business is going

    I see The Cult released their new album on Monday, I hear about it on a thrash bands forum (Machine Head)..........barely any magazines have promoted this release real shame, still a great band...........Tempesta kills it on this album too
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    cleaning Gold plated lugs and rims

    I've heard various suggestions, even toothpaste but nothing has really returned that shine anyone have experience of cleaning lugs and rims, I have a Pearl Masterworks and well the gold is just dull these days............thanks
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    Running backing tracks from an iPad

    Hi guys, I guess this has been covered but I'm not having much joy off the net. I need to run backing tracks, I currently have a Roland SPD-SX but I think it's overkill for what I need. I have heard several drummers running an Ipad..........I need to split the stereo channel, the left is hard...
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    Man I cannot nail triplets

    I have been drumming for absolutely years but I still can't nail triplets, it's more a personal thing because Iv'e never really had a need to use it in songs but that fluent L R Kick or some people R L Kick I cannot do....... But I can do it say just a single R L Kick usually done at the end of...
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    XM Electronic Drums from Taiwan

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already but I love the look of these kits... http://site.xmdrum.com/drumseries/xm_c-max-9sr
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    Recording situation, do I get the guys to sign anything

    Long story short, band I used to be in, I quit myself, felt I was too old for them etc...anyhow they have carried on and well looks like their signing to Warner Bros, which is cool for them, i don't mind anyhow I played on the original EP which maybe used in a future release. Now the band have...
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    Pearl Masterworks us opening for Against Me!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS8VlwjGRNs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQYrOmwfbE
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    Band Dillema

    This forum seems to be my Agony aunt ha ha Anyhow a couple of months back I tried out for a young band, they are early twenties and I'm close to Forty............I thought man way too old but hey I'll let them be the judge of that... It went alright and with time they asked me to join etc...
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    Where Are They Now?

    I used to love seeing these things in Magazines etc and with all the Bands from the 80's etc I often wondered say bands like The Alarm, Then Jericho etc what happened to these guys? What did they go onto to do to make aliving outside the success they once had!!! Any bands and examples etc.......
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    Toontrack Metalheadz

    I'll be interested to see what this is like, I have the Metal Foundry and Drumkits from Hell which trigger great with my Yamaha DTXtreme III https://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=84
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