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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

INDe Drum Lab Releases RESoArmor Coating For Incredibly Durable Snare Drums

Independent Drum Lab has developed a new coating technology that is hand-applied to the shell, and bonds directly to the wood fibres, allowing it to resonate efficiently along with the shell.  The material allows nearly unlimited options for colour schemes and designs, making each drum one-of-a-kind.  The completed drums are highly impact and weather resistant,

By | 2018-11-16T12:41:44+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on INDe Drum Lab Releases RESoArmor Coating For Incredibly Durable Snare Drums

Sabian Education Network Hosts First Live Event In The UK

SEN Director Joe Bergamini and Stanton Moore at the London UK Drum Show SEN Event On September 29 and 30, 2018 the SABIAN Education Network hosted its first live event for drum teachers at the UK Drum Show in Manchester, England. There were two sessions: one on Saturday with panelists Derrick Mckenzie, Stanton

By | 2018-10-14T08:53:06+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sabian Education Network Hosts First Live Event In The UK

Sabian Celebrates David Garibaldi And 50 Years Of Tower Of Power With “The Soul Side” Ride

To celebrate Tower of Power’s 50th anniversary, and the release of their 16th studio album “The Soul Side of Town Vol. 1”, SABIAN has just announced a limited edition 21” HH model named “The Soul Side” Ride. Developed with David Garibaldi for that very special Tower of Power sound − think classics such as “What is Hip?”,

By | 2018-10-14T08:48:31+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sabian Celebrates David Garibaldi And 50 Years Of Tower Of Power With “The Soul Side” Ride

Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 Entrance NOW OPEN!

Yes, after this years amazing finale, the 2019 Young Drummer Of The Year competition is now open for contestants. To go with it there is a brand new site at http://youngdrummeroftheyear.co.uk, but there is also some other news as well for those entering... In 2019, the winner of the competition will walk away, not just with

By | 2018-10-10T22:15:50+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 Entrance NOW OPEN!

Aerodrums release a 3D/VR companion app for their air drumming instrument

Aerodrums have announced the eagerly awaited add-on to its unique air drumming percussion instrument. The 3D/VR feature is a free app that complements the Aerodrums experience by augmenting it with 3D visuals that can be viewed on screen or through virtual reality headsets. The highly requested companion app shows the drummer a responsive 3D rendering

By | 2018-10-05T18:28:24+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Aerodrums release a 3D/VR companion app for their air drumming instrument

Hudson Music Release Bernhard Lackner Play-Along Series

Play-Along Book Series from Hudson Music and Bernhard Lackner - a series of three play-along books, basic, intermediate, and advanced levels - designed for drummers! Each book includes detailed charts and audio files with and without drums. Reference drum tracks are performed by a cast superstar drummers, including  Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, Marcus Finnie, Marco

By | 2018-10-05T18:18:50+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Hudson Music Release Bernhard Lackner Play-Along Series
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