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Groovers and Shakers – Crissy Lee

Nowadays it's not at all unusual to see female drummers like Crissy Lee, it's almost the ‘new normal’ - but it certainly wasn't always like this when she began. At the very beginning of the sixties, the genre was still very much something of a novelty act in variety theatres, like one wheeled cyclists and

By | 2021-10-15T00:00:53+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Categories: Groovers and Shakers|0 Comments

BBC Children In Need Drumathon with Owain Wyn Evans

For the BBC's Children In Need appeal this year, the BBC’s drumming weatherman, Owain Wyn Evans, has accepted a challenge that is particularly close to our hearts – to drum constantly for 24 hours. But he's not going to be doing it alone as musicians from around the UK will be spurring him on. Mark

By | 2021-10-14T21:22:48+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

British Drum Company Release “The Super 7”

The Super 7 from British Drum Company is something really quite special. The inner shell is handcrafted from Purpleheart veneers with an outer ply finished in high-gloss lacquered Fiddleback Sycamore. The 13” x 7” size offers a higher pitch but still with plenty of “body”. The four vents have been added to aid sensitivity and

By | 2021-10-14T21:12:06+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Vic Firth New Releases

Vic Firth Introduces The Mike Johnston Custom Collaboration American Classic NE-1 The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, is pleased to announce the release of the Mike Johnston Custom Collaboration American Classic NE-1 sticks. Mike Johnston has shared his musical mind as a world-renowned online educator since 2014. In tune with the constant

By | 2021-10-01T11:20:02+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Vic Firth New Releases

Zildjian Press Releases – Lots of Zildjian News!

Zildjian FX Raw Crashes Now Available Globally The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce the wider release of their exciting FX Raw crashes, available with large or small bell options. FX Raw Crashes are the most unrefined and funky cymbals Zildjian has ever produced. No two Raw Crashes sound or look alike, which make

By | 2021-10-01T11:09:36+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Zildjian Press Releases – Lots of Zildjian News!

Seriously Wired – What’s That Hum?

Just a quick one this month, but one which regularly crops up, and will do for as long as we use electronic drums. Every so often, I get a call from someone saying “My module's making a really loud hum/crackling/buzz. It's all over the outputs and I need to gig/record. What can I do?” or

By | 2021-10-01T20:09:54+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – What’s That Hum?

“Count Me In” Film – Now on Netflix

If you have been on Netflix recently then you'll probably have seen adverts for “Count Me In”, a film about drummers directed by Mark Lo. If you haven't seen it yet, then it is definitely worth a watch (even my non-drumming wife loved it). What you might not know is that there is a link

By | 2021-09-14T21:20:28+00:00 September 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on “Count Me In” Film – Now on Netflix

Seriously Wired – MIDI Confusion

Most people are familiar with the concept of MIDI now (and if you're not, just Google “Dolbear Seriously Wired What Is Midi?”), but there still confusion about when is a computer needed, and which direction does the data travel, so lets have a quick look. Again, this is the subject because of something that happened

By | 2021-08-31T16:24:44+00:00 September 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – MIDI Confusion

Seriously Wired #46 – Common Problems

Back to technique this month. Much as I'd love to see these issues go away, a quick look at various social media platforms is enough to show they haven't... yet. So I thought I'd look at these 2 really common issues, and hopefully explain not just how to solve them, but actually why they are

By | 2021-07-31T15:50:13+00:00 August 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Seriously Wired #46 – Common Problems
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