Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF9ucbt7VHI Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSU_GjbdLQ Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRhASmUGQSY Not to ‘pick on’ Gretsch, makers of excellent quality and sounding instruments, but this is interesting quote from Neil Peart: “…the company proved surprisingly uncooperative in regards to this [sound-off/comparison] test.” at ~47:00 into Part 2 (quoted from MODERN DRUMMER May 1987). I wonder if Gretsch realized that … Read more
Drum Head Authority posted a grrrreat article on drum tone — probably the most-useful to-date — Drumheads: More important than drum wood We’re covering drumheads first, because drumheads are by far the biggest factor in your drum sound. Out of everything, the drumheads you choose (and what you actually do with the heads) will contribute to the vast … Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfabTGZjCEQ From video comments: “This man is just unbelievable. Not only is he among the most versatile drummers ever, but he is also a human rhythmic encyclopedia, and in every single note, pattern, groove or fill played we can appreciate all his love for the instrument, immense technical background and curiosity and enthusiasm for … Read more
Tony Interlande, GM at DC/NH — loves the unique sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wtxTenSow
Mapex Black Panther 2020 Metal Snare Drums – Drummer’s Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Y970ma6E
Very useful, and toneful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtiVNCIRE4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uusF1iie88 Great comment: “So So refreshing, the slop, NO CLICK TRACK, totally human space, air, feel, slosh, groove. “
Heads. Hoops. Lugs. Lug Washers. Metal. Plastic. Wood. Maple. Birch. Poplar. Cherry. Oak. Spurs. Mounts. Shells. What matters? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvYr8KOMu0 DW kick was a nightmare to tune. DW lots more finicky, much more on-edge between good and bad sound than cheaper EASTAR kit. Wow.
One nice touch: flip to room mics for compare/contrast. Same cymbals used, same setup, same placement, same mic’ing. Gretsch Catalina Maple, coated heads, 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz2lAEeIHdc Drum Center of Portsmouth, nice work!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY3hwEVCong From the video comments — “I think the overall sound quality is becoming homogenized. The players switch up instruments nearly with every song, presumably to get differing sounds? Possibly for fresh strings to keep in-tune after such full-blast playing. The drums sound more homogenous than ever — every song now has the exact same … Read more
Explanations, examples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45jlDNTf5Q
From comments int the video — “Around 34:00 in Neil reveals the most probable cause for his brain cancer — 28,000 miles ridden in a year…28k miles wearing that stupid motorcycle helmet with integrated bluetooth microwave head cooker. TOXI COM lists tens of thousands of military studies confirming microwaves cause biological harm, including cancer. … Read more
Abstract 45:15 in: “This is worth it. Those eighty-thousand people. That kinetic ritual. That electricity that comes to the stage, that the artist reflects back — that shamanism. You know, we get a rhythm going, and you’ve got this mass of humanity with you. That’s quite intoxicating.” Content Published on Feb 16, … Read more
Jojo Mayer will give a brief synopsis on the emergence of rhythm culture and its relationship to technology and communication in the western world. In regards to this, he shares his thoughts on interacting with digital culture and cross examines… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExLCJAuTXA