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    The Pocket Kit by Questlove - Coming Soon!

    Posted by on 31 May 2016

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    The Pocket Kit: A New Collaboration between Ludwig drums and Questlove The premier, all-inclusive kit for beginning 4-10 year old drummers is here! Watch as Questlove shares his passion for creating the product and explains everything included. Pre-order your kits today!    Developed to meet the needs of a beginning 4-10 year old drummer. The Pocket Kit is a must have. ALL-INCLUSIVE package! - 14 Hardware All In One Package- Designed for 4-10 Year Old Drummers- Affordable for Most Families- Ex...

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    The Salesman

    Posted by on 10 January 2014

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    LUDWIG LIMITED EDITION ARTIST COLLABORATION Originally created in the ‘50s and ‘60s for Ludwig’s travelling road reps, the ‘Salesman Sparkle’ kit is very rare and collectible for vintage drum enthusiasts.  It was designed as a drum colour chart to showcase the sparkle finishes available for Ludwig kits, resulting in this unique rainbow. A sales rep would travel with one drum around their territory of drum stores. So putting a whole kit together became a huge challenge, making the ‘Salesman Spar...

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    Jojo Mayer's Drum set-up

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    JOJO MAYER Drum set-up  From Zurich, the son of Bass player Vali Mayer, Jojo spent much of his early childhood on the road in Europe and the Far East. At the age of 2 he got his first drum set, and he made his first public performance in Hong Kong at three! By 18 he had joined Monty Alexander's group touring major festivals in Europe (North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux, Nice, Antibes and Athens); that led to gigs with Dizzy Gillespie & Nina Simone, while introducing him to larger International ...

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    Darren Mathiassen on the Roland SPD-SX

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    Darren Mathiassen on the Roland SPD-SX Bluff-bred Darren ‘D’ Mathiassen is guilty of rhythmic corruption with several arresting ladies such as Hollie Smith, Bella Kalolo, Iva Lamkum, Sacha Vee, Charlotte Yates, Bebe Deluxe, Lisa Tomlins and NYC based Fredericks Brown with Deva Mahal & Steph ‘Lips’ Brown. Whilst other infamous felonies involve Trinity Roots, Rhombus, Age Pryor, Michael Barrymore and The Nok. He is one of this country’s most in demand drummers so we asked him to take the Roland S...

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    For the Record - Recording Drum Parts

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    FOR THE RECORD Recording ELECTRONIC Drum Parts When it comes to recording drum parts, there are several options for electronic drums. Simon Ayton runs through some of these. It wasn’t really so long ago that multi-tracking drums into a desktop or laptop computer was a major ask for any machine, while purpose-built multi-track machines were costly and offered little editing possibilities themselves. MIDI proved a great aid for keyboard players and engineers, allowing the inter-connection and con...

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    Drum Equalisation in Live Sound with Matt Keller

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    Drum equalisation in live sound with matt keller It is the job of the mixing engineer to make sure all instruments involved in a recording are appropriately discernible and that vocals are intelligible, both in the studio and in the live arena.  This is no easy task considering you’re often dealing with multiple instruments all competing for the same areas of the frequency spectrum.  Fortunately, we have several tools at our disposal to help us separate out the elements of the mix. The two most...

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    Ringo's All Starr Band

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    Ringo's all starr band ringo starr & Gregg bissonette's set-ups As the drummer in The Beatles, Ringo Starr has enjoyed a musical journey that defies comparison to any other player in history.  Being a musically creative drummer, Starr’s contribution to their music has received high praise. Ringo has described himself as “your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills”.  But his popularity brought forth a new paradigm where the drummer was seen as an equal participant in compositional aspect. Ringo...

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    Questlove - The Roots, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    Posted by Rockshop on 1 July 2013

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    QUESTLOVE THE ROOTS, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, who are now the in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a hugely successful talk show in America. Questlove has produced for artists such as Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu...

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    Bobby Kennedy - Roland SPD-S

    Posted by Bobby Kennedy on 21 September 2011

    Roland SPD-S, KD8 & FD8with Bobby Kennedy - Op Shop We take a quick moment with noted New Zealand drummer Bobby Kennedy, from the chart topping Kiwi icon band Op Shop, to talk about how he uses the Roland SPD-S Sampling Pad. Roland SPD-S   My Roland SPD-S has proved invaluable for getting pattern ideas down in hurry when I don't have access to my kit. "The best part is that I can plug in some headphones and not annoy the neighbours or keep the household awake." I even use it live. The SPD...

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    Ladyhawke - Roland Products

    Posted by Ladyhawke on 21 September 2011

    Q: Your debut album was a huge success in both Australia and New Zealand and created waves around the world. What have been some of the highlights of the last couple of years? A: I spent the last 3 years living in London, which gave me so many opportunities to tour all over UK and Europe. One of my best memories is playing Glastonbury last year, it has blown everything else out of the water. Definitely something I will not soon forget. Q: You collaborated with a number of different writers on t...

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