Category : Videos

Written on Jun, 08, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.

Recording session for a new song “Quiet Sky”, tracking live bass guitar. As a video experiment, there’s an overlay of the bass guitar waveform from Logic Pro. I guess that’s pretty geeky.

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Written on Nov, 02, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

Found some 2006 footage of a NI Vokator ‘drums processed by vocoder’ experiment. Tonight re-assigned midi to Waves Morphoder and this was the result. Groove is 11/8 or 4/4 + 3/8. I wish they would bring back Vokator. In layman’s terms, these are some pretty weird sounding drums.  

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Written on Jul, 01, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

An experiment replacing the snare with a 14″ floor tom, an octoban played with the left foot, and no proper high hat. Featuring FMP percussion and Istanbul Agop cymbals. I often get inspired by different setups, mixing things up a bit, and seeing what happens. This groove appeared soon after setting up a 26″ Gothic Radius cymbal which compliments the …

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Written on Apr, 22, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

  Hand technique is like anything else. Use it or lose it. Before jumping into composing or recording, most mornings I’ll run through some sticking exercises, rudimental drumming, coordination patterns, and sight reading to keep in shape. The above video features improvised flams and flam taps, and few other rudimentary bits. Traditional flams, especially in drum lines, are usually played …

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Written on Apr, 16, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

The lunar eclipse was quite surreal the other night, and it had this three dimensional quality to it. I captured it on my iPhone, but alas, it looks like just a speck. I thought I would share a bit of it with some ambient music I created years ago: Lunar Eclipse 4.15.2014 12:14 am Los Angeles

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Written on Apr, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

From my first experimentations with using the Roland SPD-30 Octapad as a midi controller. I used to use an old Drum Kat, but it has been deteriorating over the years, and went crawling into a corner when I rigged this up. If you are wondering about the triggered sounds, they are from my personal sound design library, and are not …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s the first drumming video that I put on YouTube. It started from an improvised melodic tom theme that spoke to me as I was experimenting with some Factory Metal Percussion instruments. Those big grey circular cymbals are prototype Gothic Radius instruments. They sound incredible, a blast of white noise with a short decay. Perfect for punchy accents. There are …

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Written on Mar, 18, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

It’s no secret that I love JZ microphones from Latvia. When I first received the trio of BT-201 microphones, a did all kinds of tests and shootouts. Here’s a short little video featuring a Meinl cajon recorded with 3 BT-201s. The mics capture the woody-ness of the instrument along with the attack of the hands. Recorded with API 2124+ mic …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

An excerpt from a recording session I did for composer/arranger John Sawoski. 8:15am is never to early to rock out. These are raw tracks (no plugins on the individual channels),  with just a little love from the Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor by Brainworx on the master bus in Pro Tools. All cymbals by Istanbul Agop All drum heads by Aquarian Drumheads …

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Written on Mar, 11, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s best to be ‘hands on’ when creating custom sounds. I’m usually hands on with drums and percussion, but in this case I was working on the game over sound for the iPhone kids game app “Blackhole Joe“. I have some great sounding virtual synths, but the ones I tried came up short for what I was hearing in …

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