Perfection

Recently I had to program a John Bonham 'style' drum track. I wanted to make it so that hearing it instantly conjured up thoughts of John Bonham but without being any one of his particular grooves ie not trying to rip him off totally. I decided I wanted a groove similar to Fool In The

By | 2020-10-01T00:09:23+00:00 October 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Perfection

Loops, Loops And More Loops…

We are all so used to using loops now in music that we don't really think about where they actually come from. By that, I don't mean who records them and stuff like that (generally musicians like you and me), more like why we have got used to using short repeating sections of music to

By | 2020-08-31T17:02:54+00:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Loops, Loops And More Loops…

Seriously Wired – Let’s Catch Up…

Zoom Update It's always nice when companies listen to criticism. You may remember a few months back when we went into our first lockdown that I did a roundup of what was available to us drummers who wanted to either teach online or be taught online. At the time, I said that Zoom was the

By | 2020-08-01T00:28:06+00:00 August 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – Let’s Catch Up…

Seriously Wired – Storage

A 200gb Micro SD card inside its adapter, in the SD slot of my MacBook If there's one thing I like about having access to thousands and thousands of really, really good drum sounds is the fact that if I feel like track needs the sound of a 1974 Ludwig Black Beauty with

By | 2020-06-29T19:42:54+00:00 July 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – Storage

Latency

OK, I'm surprised I hadn't covered this, but it appears I haven't, and it is VERY important. If you use ANY electronic or mechanical gear, you experience latency. Latency is the time it takes for something that you are using (a car, a toaster, a clever bit of electronic drum gear) to react to you

By | 2020-06-01T02:22:28+00:00 June 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Latency

Seriously Wired – Lockdown Teaching Part 2

Online Teaching Part 2 All ready for another lesson I thought this month I'd follow on from last months look at quickly getting an online teaching situation up and running. Hopefully the world has calmed down a little since then, and we have all got a little more used to our situation. I,

By | 2020-05-01T01:56:02+00:00 May 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – Lockdown Teaching Part 2

Seriously Wired – April 2020 – Online Teaching

Since I wrote my last article, the world has become a very different place. As the social isolation rules were bought in around the planet, drummers everywhere realised that if they wanted to carry on teaching or having lessons, they had to get their online lesson setup sorted out. While this might, on the surface,

By | 2020-04-01T01:49:47+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – April 2020 – Online Teaching

The Stuff Of Magic… eDrum playing to score printing

An example of my template in action - triggering ezDrummer 2, but also converting the midi from a Yamaha Multi 12 into a correctly written score in real time. Since I started using edrums I have also taught drums, and I've also had some very, very good teachers myself (luckily). And while I've

By | 2020-03-01T18:23:50+00:00 March 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on The Stuff Of Magic… eDrum playing to score printing

Cymbals

Acoustic? Or electronic with real cymbals? If you ask 100 drummers what they like about using either electronic kits or VST drum plug-ins, they will tell you that they love the variety of drum sounds, the ability to play the sounds of rare of vintage drums and all that sort of stuff. If

By | 2020-02-02T21:25:32+00:00 February 1st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Cymbals

Modules v VSTI – Part 3 – Machine Gunning

So we left off last time talking about machine-gunning. This is the effect you get when you play a pad multiple time (like in a fill) on an electronic kit, at about the same velocity, and the sound (lets assume its a snare drum sounds) sounds really jittery, jumpy and un-realistic.. and almost like a

By | 2020-01-04T19:58:39+00:00 January 4th, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Modules v VSTI – Part 3 – Machine Gunning
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