You are going to start seeing a lot more information soon about the Aquarion/miditronix inHEAD. More drummers are going to unleash their creativity and technique when they apply the acoustic/electo combo.
Chris Brady from Aquarian spent the day in the studio with Aquarian drumset artist Mike Bennett and the inHEAD.
As told by Chris..."This little clip shows the acoustic sound of the inHEAD blended with the Roland TD20X module. The inHEAD is on the snare and the floor tom. Mike cooked up a unique percussion patch on the TD20X that the inHEAD is triggering to sit underneath the acoustic sound of the snare and floor tom. We had a great time pulling in Addictive Drums sounds as well which we then blended with the acoustic sound and the Roland sounds."
By combining the natural sound of your acoustic drums with digitally enhanced percussion sounds, you can come up with new grooves and textures that are rich, full and fun!
I can't wait!
Check this out! A new FREE APPLE APP from Ludwig that will help us be better drummers no matter where we are or what we are doing.
Improve your time. Start the tune at the right tempo every time. Test your "inner" metronome. All this is possible without spending any cash or carrying another piece of hardware with you to your gig.
What a great practice tool:
Choose from 9 time signatures. Perfect for working on my Joe Morello "Take 5 " solo.
Do you really know how fast 120 bpm is? Check your accuracy of your internal clock with "Tap Tempo" feature.
So what IS the appropriate tempo when the music calls for "ALLEGRETTO"? This app will tell you the correct musical term for the tempo that you are choosing. ( I sure could have used that in my college music classes.)
Mike Johnston, known as one of the premier sources for drumming education on the web, brings it live to to Southern California. The clinic will be at The Music Factory in Orange County on February 11th. Start time is 6:30.
This will be a great opportunity to meet Mike live, up close and personal and get tips from a great percussion educator.
Don't miss it!
For more info on event visit www.themusicfactoryoc.com The Music Factory, 1125 Victoria Street, Suite C Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (866)796-4443.
For more information on Mike visit: http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/artists/mike-johnston
Everybody at NAMM, including music dealers, drummers, drum teachers, the media and the bloggers were talking about the GEN16 AE Cymbals. Some loved the concept , others the look. Some were interested for acoustic unplugged applications, others saw a solution for the horrible state of teaching young drummers how to play cymbals on electronic cymbal pads. Everybody agreed that this was one of the most innovative approaches for incorporating cymbals and cymbal sounds into the a digital age of music making.
This video by Gearwire features GEN16's Chris Ryan and tells it like it was told at NAMM. Zildjian Gen16 AE Acoustic-Electric Cymbal System: Firsthand Look From Winter NAMM 2011 (Video)
The latest Ludwig products that were just displayed at this year 2011 Winter NAMM SHOW are being delivered to these Southern California Dealers today: Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood and Alan’s Music Center in La Mesa,CA
Not only were these kits displayed at the NAMM show, they are the original kits pictured in the upcoming 2011 Ludwig Catalog. As a nice touch, these kits will be authenticated as the actual kits pictured in the catalog. Go in and check them out.
This NEW SKY BLUE PEARL wrapped LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE is outfitted with all of the details that you want if you are looking for a kit that authentically takes on that '60s vibe. This like stepping back into history, and where else would you expect to find this but PROFESSIONAL DRUM SHOP in Hollywood, CA! Drum sizes for this kit are 14x22 Bass Drum, 9x13 Tom,16x16 Floor Tom, 6,5x14 Snare Drum. SHOWING at PRO DRUM SHOP.
AQUARIAN inHEAD is a hit (literally) at NAMM 2011!
At NAMM 2011, in a small sound booth in HALL D, creative drummers have finally found the missing piece to the puzzle: the piece that gives them the ability to flawlessly trigger electronic drum modules from their very own drum set. That piece is the Aquarian inHEAD powered by electronic drum wizards, Miditronix. Drummers who have been on the cutting edge of the creative use of electronic for live performance have been amazed at its performance and are rejoicing at the potential live performing opportunities
The inHEAD really works! The demos have exceeded the expectations of everyone who has played it. And play it they have. This inHEAD has been tethered to a Roland TD20 for three solid, non-stop grueling 8 hour days of playing. It has been challenged by the toughest of NAMM attendees and the performance has been FLAWLESS! The inHEAD has been hit.. and Hit… and HIT!!! No loss of sensitivity. No loss of dynamic range. No misfiring. No crosstalk. NO disappointment!
This will be a huge "hit" when it hits the market in Spring 2011! Stay tuned for more info.
Rainbow Guitar has THE best selection of Ludwig Snare Drums in all of the Western United States.
With more than 80 Ludwig US MADE snare drums in stock, Clay takes pride in stocking the best that Ludwig has to offer. He carries the limited and hard to find models as well as "workhorses" that Ludwig is known for.
When you are ready to talk snare drums, especially Ludwig Snare Drums, talk with Clay. He loves them as much as you do!
Shawn Pelton creates a funky-funky groove with his K hats and Rhythm Tech Jing-ler. This groove sticks with you!
The added dimension of the jing-ler on his second line style snare drumming approach adds even more to a "nasty" relaxed feel.
Check this out!
Check Shawn out on the cool internet show, "Live From Daryl's House" .For more information on the Rhythm Tech Jing-ler check out RhythmTech.com or better yet, go try it out at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood.
PARKER JACKSON !!!
Up and coming Orange County drummer, Parker Jackson, is the winner of Percussion Partners drawing for the 2010 Zildjian "Rarities" limited edition Earth Ride. Pictured here with his "prize", Parker learned about Percussion Partners at Jim's Music in Tustin,CA.
A talented young drummer, Parker can be heard playing with his progressive metal/hardcore band, AUTHOR & FINISHER at local venues like the Glass House and Chain Reaction. The band just finished working on their latest recording project in December and Parker is looking forward to summer touring.
Check out Parker with AUTHOR & FINISHER on their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/authorandfinishermusic.
Enjoy your new EARTH RIDE Parker!