Coming to NAMM 2011, the inHEAD acoustic/electronic hybrid drumhead by Miditronix and Aquarian Drumheads will give the drummer the ability to have the best of both worlds- great sounding acoustic drums and the power and the control that comes with triggering electronic drum sound modules.
You play your drums your way; no sacrificing your technique or adjusting your playing style to accommodate the unnatural feel of an electronic practice pad. The inHEAD let's you play YOUR acoustic drums and access YOUR electronic drum module with no unwanted crosstalk, double triggering or loss of low end sensitivity.
Throughout the centuries, the Zildjian family has given us the tools that have helped shape the music of the time. Responding to the requests and needs of creative musicians, Zildjian cymbal innovations have helped color and influence the music of all genres with new sounds and performance applications.The latest is a product of Intelligent Percussion by Gen16, a division of Zildjian, and it is going to have a real impact on how we perform.
The first offering from GEN16, the Digital Vault line of Virtual Instrument (VI) products, was directed more towards the use of digital applications of unbelievably realistic cymbal sounds for composing and recording situations. The sounds in the collection are the best that have ever been offered and are a must for anybody doing digital recording. There are soon to be 7 collections available.
This latest offering from GEN16 is specifically a drummers tool. A real Cymbal. A Hybrid Acoustic/Electronic Cymbal that sounds great and is so much fun to play! This is welcome "electronic" addition to put into your cymbal bag.
I know you have to have a ball to play baseball, football or basketball. But drumming? You do now!
Check out mad rhythm scientist Billy Ward in this video by Rhythm Tech.
Every month we are giving away valuable products from Percussion Partners Dealers, Manufacturers and Friends. Don't forget to enter. Just look for the "WIN" icon Check back often and see what we are giving away this month.
This month we are giving away a RARE Zildjian 20" Earth Ride. This is from the 2010 collection of Rarities by Zildjian. This is a limited run edition. When they are gone, they are gone.
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"Pro Drum's First 50 Years"
Pro Drum is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated documentary DVD,"Professional Drum Shop's 50 Years". More than 50 years in the making ,This l05-minute informative and entertaining documentary takes the viewer on a historical journey through Hollywood's recording and drumming industry, with rare film clips, pictures, stories and interviews with some of the most famous and influential drummers of our time.
"We wanted-to share the stories that we've been hearing (or telling) at holiday parties for years," says PDS owner, Dolores Yeager. " What started as a history of a small store became a collection of interviews with some of the greatest names in drumming history.”
"Professional Drum Shop's 50 Years" covers milestone moments such as the invention of the drum set, the rise of the plastic drum head and the arrival of the Beatles and their impact on the music scene from the 1960's to the modern day. Well known names such as Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards, Jake Hanna, and Remo Belli share their memories of the music scene in Los Angeles and the role of the Pro Drum Shop in their lives and music.
This beautiful kit was made for the 2010 Ludwig Catalog to the specifications requested by Professional Drum Shop of Hollywood and is a featured Ludwig kit in the store.
Like all Ludwig catalogs, the 2010 issue is sure to become a future collectors prize. This issue features the introduction of the Ludwig Legacy Exotic line in detail as well as some other limited edition models. With 101 years of drumming history, Ludwig catalogs have always been coveted for their nostalgic value and how they have helped to tell the story of the drumset and drum equipment trends over time. The 2010 catalog illustrates the commitment of the Ludwig Drum Company to quality in workmanship as the company enters its second century of being known as the "Most famous name on drums!".
You can download a copy of this catalog at http://www.ludwig-drums.com/literature/, Better yet, try to find a printed copy for your own collection!
MADE IN USA
NEW LUDWIG KEYSTONE SERIES!
3 ply Maple & 2 Ply American Red Oak
Dual 45 bearing edge
Awesome Mint Oyster Glass Glitter!
This kit speaks LOUDLY with High POWER and ATTACK!
Made in the same USA factory as Ludwig's Famous Classic and Legacy,
the new Ludwig Keystone offers a new modern sound that you should come in and experience for yourself.
The dense 5 Ply shell offers a controlled sound with a quick ,even decay.
The Keystone Series is made for the working, live drummer and is the perfect balance between high volume cut and subtle articulation.
For over 386 years and 14 generations, Zildjian has been the "ONLY SERIOUS CHOICE" of drummers who were expecting cymbals of the highest quality in sound, integrity and innovation. Now Zildjian's GEN16 ( named for the 16th generation of Zildjian's that will be ushering in a whole new era of intelligent percussion innovation) is the "ONLY SERIOUS CHOICE" for those who are expecting the same quality of sound and musicality from cymbals in the digital world.
It may say Zildjian .... It may say HiDefinition Ride... but each of the four identically named cymbals in this short video have their own distinct personality. They are all manufactured to the highest quality standards, but by the very nature of the production process, each of these “cast” Zildjian cymbal will have a unique sound and personality all of it's own.
All four of these Zildjian Hi- definition Rides that were inspired with input from Terri Lynn Carrignton were pulled right out of the cymbals bins at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood,CA and are demonstrated by Stan Keyawa of Pro Drum .
In October of 2009, Lowe's Music and Percussion Partners hosted a Sunday afternoon "DRUMMERS HANG". It was an opportunity for local drummers in the Santa Clarita/ Newhall, California area to get together for some fun, education and drumming. Activities included a "Bust A Head" contest,the "Fastest Hands" at Lowe's Music, a Zildjian Cymbal "TRASH TALK" demonstration and the multi kit GROOVE Jam. It was blast for all who attended!
We also offered the opportunity for everybody to enter Zildjian's Z3 "Rock Your World Sweepstakes". Many of the participants took the entry blanks, filled them out and sent them to Zildjian. One lucky drummer , Spencer Steffan, won the complete prize package worth nearly $14,000! The video tells the rest of the story.