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|0 Comments

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

Module v VSTi Part 2

Ok, so we left off last time talking about the fact that modules (or rather most of them), have limited storage for the samples, and computers have much more, but thats not strictly true as we'll see. Before we go on, there's one very important thing to think about. Acoustic drums will NEVER sound the

By | 2019-11-30T00:39:29+00:00 December 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Module v VSTi Part 2

Module v VSTi

Circuit boards, whether inside a drum module or a computer, all do the same thing. So whats the difference? More and more electronic drum users seems to be using VSTi instruments now, from club drummers up to massive stadium bands (see later), but why? What's better? How does it work? So this month

By | 2019-10-27T11:25:48+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Module v VSTi

A Mass Of Software

I'm not sure about you, but as I have bought lots of drum software from different manufacturers in the past, I regularly get emails with offers and special deals. These could be anything from sample packs to new sound packages, to new MIDI packs and I'm often tempted. But should we buy software, just because

By | 2019-09-30T22:16:33+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on A Mass Of Software

A Little Bit Of Effort Goes A Very Long Way

Does your electronic kit play like a lovely soft duvet, with fresh Egyptian cotton sheets... I'm wandering over old ground here, but this months subject is due to the many questions I've read online or that have been sent to me directly to me in the last few weeks, that frankly, shouldn't need

By | 2019-09-02T00:07:35+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on A Little Bit Of Effort Goes A Very Long Way
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