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YDOTY 2019 The Final 10!

Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2019 Young Drummer of the Year final! Again, the standard was through the roof - well done - it's so nice to see how many great young drummers we have coming through. Seven independent judges have worked there way through the final 40 to come up with the 2019 final

By | 2018-12-10T22:53:24+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Who are Aston Microphones?

James Young We got a chance to ask James Young, MD of Aston Microphones, some questions about the company as we realised that many musicians, particularly drummers, possibly wouldn't know much about them yet. As you will read, Aston aren't another 'UK, rebadged foreign mics' company; there's a lot more too it than

By | 2018-12-01T12:55:56+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Who are Aston Microphones?

Aston Starlight and Spirit Microphones

The Aston Starlight. Check out the shark fin laser pointer - VERY James Bond, but entirely practical and very useful. Drummer's relationships with microphones have changed over the last ten years or so. Ten years ago, if you were a drummer and you had your own microphones, then you either had your own

By | 2018-12-01T12:54:55+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Aston Starlight and Spirit Microphones

Seriously Wired – Using All This Stuff Live – Part 2

For live work with electronics, flight cases are your friend OK, so we looked at what sort of gear you could use last time, but a recent Facebook post about module failures got me thinking about using this stuff practically live. I've seen enough function bands who use electronics setting up to know

By | 2018-12-01T00:51:10+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – Using All This Stuff Live – Part 2

Mapex News – Black Panther Design Lab New Artists Press Releases

Mapex Drums is proud to welcome Greg Hutchinsonto the Mapex roster of artists and is pleased to announce that he will be among the first to showcase the new Black Panther Design Lab series of drums. Mapex Artist Relations Manager Bob Terry states, “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such

By | 2018-11-30T17:22:24+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Mapex News – Black Panther Design Lab New Artists Press Releases

GEWA Drums Previews G9 Workstation

Following the unveiling of their new e-kit concept earlier in the year, GEWA Drums has recently introduced their G9 Workstation to members of the music press before its full general launch in early 2019. The G9 Workstation features a touch-screen sound engine packed with features including high-definition live drum samples of many well-known drums and

By | 2018-11-26T10:16:08+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on GEWA Drums Previews G9 Workstation

Alesis Introduces The Strike Multipad

Alesis (alesis.com) has announced the introduction of their new Strike MultiPad electronic drum instrument. Alesis designed the Strike MultiPad around the drummer’s requirement to be able to sample, edit, loop and perform in a seamless manner. To that end, the MultiPad offers 8000+ built-in sounds, 32GB of storage and the ability to record samples from

By | 2018-11-21T21:46:32+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Alesis Introduces The Strike Multipad

Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 – The Final 40!

Congratulations to everyone who entered 2019 Young Drummer Of The Year sponsored by Sonor Drums, Meinl cymbals and Evans drumheads! The final will take place on Sunday 3rd February at 2.00pm at the Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX Here, in no particular order, are 2019 Top 40. If your name is here, please make

By | 2018-11-21T23:13:59+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 – The Final 40!

World’s Leading Drummers Supporting Auction For Teenage Cancer Trust

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Phil Collins, and Mike Joyce from The Smiths are just some of the world’s top drummers who are donating items from their kits to 12 Drummers Drumming. The online auction, which is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, will go live on 21st November. This year

By | 2018-11-20T23:47:51+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on World’s Leading Drummers Supporting Auction For Teenage Cancer Trust
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