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 if 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 | 2021-03-31T13:24:31+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

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…
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