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

Cheating

Who was the rapper? Thats for me to know I'm afraid. And before you start doing Google Reverse Image Search, this isn't a photo of them..! Electronics are just a tool. Electronics allows you to do things which would otherwise be difficult, or impossible, and that includes what some people would view as

By | 2019-08-01T00:17:32+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Cheating

Why It’s Not All Interchangeable – The Leaky Pipe

Last time we looked at trouble shooting, but this time its more customisation. Hopefully, if you have read the previous twenty odd articles, you should know that all pads, modules and accessories are not 100% cross compatible. What I mean by this is, you can't just take a drum module from manufacturer 'A', plug in

By | 2019-06-30T23:55:38+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Why It’s Not All Interchangeable – The Leaky Pipe

When It All Goes Wrong…

So, you have your lovely shiny electronic kit all set up. You have tweaked it for weeks and it sounds great and is just right... and then, inevitably, something starts to behave oddly. And it is always at the worst possible time... or at least it seems that way. We've all been there, one pad,

By | 2019-05-28T23:09:40+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on When It All Goes Wrong…

Mesh… Again!

Ok, ok, so we've looked at mesh before, but judging by some Facebook threads on the usual suspect's pages, maybe we out to just cover a couple of things again. Mesh does not feel like a real, mylar drum head. Due to its very nature (the fact that is it woven and not a single

By | 2019-04-30T23:48:49+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Mesh… Again!

Move It Around

Perhaps there's another reason for those weirdly set up kits... Electronic kits have one unique ability – in the words of the great Bill Bruford, talking on Rockshool back in the early 1980's about his electronic kit “Any pad can be any thing, at any time”. And that go me thinking... I once

By | 2019-03-31T23:14:45+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Move It Around

One (China) Note Or Two?

Acoustic instruments are marvellous things – we hit them, stroke them, caress notes out of them, and they never swear at us or refuse to make a noise (of some sort, not necessarily the noise we want though). They continuously react with their surroundings (clap your hands with your foot pressing down on the sustain

By | 2019-02-28T13:28:32+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on One (China) Note Or Two?

Noise Annoys

For some reason, anyone can play the piano, or violin, or clarinet, and the world smiles benignly and wishes them well in their endeavours. However, as soon as the chosen instrument becomes drums, everyone has a problem, from family, to neighbours, to law enforcement agencies (try telling a policemen you play drums and see how

By | 2019-02-01T00:52:05+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Noise Annoys

What Is Midi?

There a lot of talk about midi on various forums, but theres also lots of threads which suggest that theres still quite a bit of misunderstanding about what actually is, so I thought I'd have a quick look at it this time. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and it was invented (in a

By | 2019-01-12T23:43:43+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on What Is Midi?

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
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