Tag : improvisation

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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