Friday, March 31, 2017

Multitrack Recording on an Amazon Fire Tablet

I’ve been experimenting with recording with J4T on my cheap amazon android tablet. There’s potential here. Stay tuned for an update on this!



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

DS Mix #1 – A Life History Lesson

I finally got around to doing something with my Mixcloud page. Here’s my first mix. There’s no specific genre, just songs I love.

Yello – Night Flanger
Ultravox – I Want To Be A Machine
Eugene – Change of Heart
Miharu Koshi – Image
Simon Phillips – Red Rocks
Folk9 – Chinatown
The Cabs – There Is No Tomorrow For Us
The Always People – Dragon Grip
Armisticio – Tus Ojos
Pat Metheny – Midwestern Night’s dream



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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Demonic Sweaters – MIDIPLUS [Drum Playthrough]

The song MIDIPLUS was created using Rosegarden and Qsynth with my custom made Kawai K1 soundfont and the Hexter DX7 emulator for Linux. I sequenced the track music all in Rosegarden, then used the Jack sync feature to sync to Mixbus and recorded the drums. I then outputted the audio from Qsynth into Mixbus and mixed it all there. Unfortunately I only had 4 channels for drums to work with this time and since all 5 toms were bussed to a single channel they came out sounding a bit thin. Oh well, still had fun and think it came out decent. The song is in 7/4 and I wanted to do an odd time song with double kick, so this is the result!

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Drum setup:
2015 Tama Imperialstar custom Bop Kit Hairline Blue finish w/ 20″ kick
Mendini roto toms
Tama Iron Cobra hi hat stand (main hats)
Vintage Olympic hi hat stand (trash hats)
Ludwig flat base straight stands (crashes and ride)
Vintage Nuvader Nickel Silver 15″ Hi Hats
Meinl HCS 8″ Bell
Kasza 17″ Dirty Bell crash cymbal
Vintage NuVader 22″ ride cymbal (Nickel Silver)
Meinl HCS 16″ Trash Crash / Generic 16″ brass crash bottom (trash hats)
Vintage Camber 18″ Crash Cymbal (Brass)
Attack single ply medium coated on tom batters
Attack 2 ply medium thin skin coated on roto toms
Tama single ply clear tom resonants
Attack no overtone 1 ply coated on snare batter
Tama thin clear snare resonant
Attack No Overtone 1 ply Coated kick batter
Attack Medium Coated w/felt strip on kick resonant
PDP double kick pedal
Yamaha snare stand
Pork Pie throne

Mics:
Cad KBM412 Kick
Nady RSM5 Ribbon Overhead
Cheap CAD dynamic mic on roto toms
SHS OM-450 x 2 toms (sm57 copy)
Pyle Pro PDMIC78 snare (sm57 copy)



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Friday, March 3, 2017

One of the most insane Billy Cobham solos I've ever seen


I absolutely love Cobham, not only as a drummer, but as a musician and composer all around. However, I stumbled across this vid today on youtube and this has got to be one of his most mind blowing solos I've ever seen. There's two solo sections, the second one especially is completely off the hook. He's so in the zone, possessed, whatever you want to call it, he's feeling it big time, and it's a complete joy to watch!