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

Centre Cone / Edge Cone

If you follow the changes in the electronic drum world, you'll probably have noticed the change in mesh head pads over the last few years. Since the TD10, mesh head pads with centre cones have been 'the thing', the 'one to beat' and other 'sincere' marketing phrases. Even the original woven mesh head electronic pad

By | 2021-06-29T12:29:11+00:00 July 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Centre Cone / Edge Cone

Better Mesh Bass Drums

The Pearl eMerge Bass Drum When trying electronic kits, the one instrument that indicates, to me, how much time has been spent on the overall feel of it, is the bass drum. Some you just sit down at and go “That's nice!” whereas others you sit down and go “X thousand pounds and

By | 2021-05-30T23:09:41+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Better Mesh Bass Drums

Seriously Wired – A2E Improvements

Rather than fork out on a big acoustic looking electronic kit, you might be one of the many who has invested in an A2E conversion kit. If you are unfamiliar with the term A2E, it means Acoustic to Electronic, meaning you take an acoustic kit, stick mesh heads on it, use triggers and electronic cymbal

By | 2021-04-30T18:49:44+00:00 May 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – A2E Improvements

Seriously Wired – A Kick For All Seasons

Billy Decker If you've been in the lucky position of recording with a band, then you'll be aware of the expression “It's being mixed...” often followed by “...we'll get it back in a week” or some such longish time schedule. The art of mixing records truly is an art. It's not easy to

By | 2021-05-21T09:41:11+00:00 April 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – A Kick For All Seasons

Seriously Wired #41 Tracking Your Electronic Kit

I was talking to a friend the other day who was lamenting the fact that he would need to (possibly) get a new electronic kit. When I asked why, he said he needed one which could output all the different channels separately so he could record it at home into his computer like an acoustic

By | 2021-02-28T23:26:10+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired #41 Tracking Your Electronic Kit

New Macs

All hail, the reigning king of low latency drum plug-in performance... Due to lockdown/C19 I have found myself doing more video work and my 2014 Mac Mini wasn't really up to the job of video editing, especially as I want to work in 4k, so I decided to look into replacing it last

By | 2021-02-02T18:42:35+00:00 February 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on New Macs

Resolutions

As it is the time of year to come up with some New Years resolutions, can I offer some electronic drum related suggestions? I'm going to learn how all my gear actually works – I'm going to look at the manual and actually work through it so I can learn all the stuff that I

By | 2020-12-31T18:14:33+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Resolutions

Christmas!

With Christmas fast approaching, what do you get the electronic drummer who has everything? I know we’re just at the start of the month, but with more people being at home at the moment (at least for the next couple of days here in the UK) it’s worth having a think, and also as this

By | 2020-11-30T23:18:20+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Christmas!

Seriously Wired – The Digital Drummer’s Swiss Army Knife

It doesn't get much more minimalistic than this... This months article swerves uncomfortably close to a product review... ok, it is a product review. Apologies if that is a problem, but I honestly think that you (as an electronic drummer) should know about this, if you don't already. One of the great disappointments

By | 2020-10-31T23:23:54+00:00 October 31st, 2020|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Seriously Wired – The Digital Drummer’s Swiss Army Knife
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