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Drum practice setup

April 24th, 2015 No comments

I’ve been using the Akai Professional EIE Pro 24-bit Electromusic Interface Expander
to interface with my PC for over a year now. I’ve used it to record into Reaper, but my primary use is for practicing my drums without the computer at all.

My current setup is 4 mics into the Akai (kick, snare, 2 overheads). I take the output of that and run it into an Behringer Xenyx 802. I also run my phone into the Xenyx for music playback. My Shure SE215-CL In Ears are then mixed between the music and the Akai, allowing me to control the mix of my own playing with the music.

It’s great for practicing new songs, controls the volume blasting my ears and has overall been a great solution for me.

New PDP Concept Maple

December 3rd, 2014 1 comment

After having the same Pearl kit for the last 20 years, I’ve finally replaced it. I purchased a PDP Concept Maple 7 piece in Transparent Cherry. Beautiful kit. Here’s a couple of pics of assembly:

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Reunion Tour

February 5th, 2013 No comments

This week, the three of us that made up a rock group when we were in high school are reuniting. 15 years later, we’ve all ended back up in the same area we grew up and are going to get together and play through some covers. I have to say I’m pretty pumped.

I’ve been spending time since Christmas on the website’s Edge area. Edge members can watch live lessons, archives of recorded lessons, and interact with the instructors and (maybe more importantly) other Drumeo members via forums, Youtube and e-mail. It’s a pretty incredible concept, and one I’m glad I can participate in. I’ve been able to get some exercises to bring my drumming chops back up to what they once were, and hopefully push them beyond. Back then, my drums stayed at the bassist’s house (and I was too poor for a second set), so practice time was limited. I intend to change that this time around and be more deliberate about practicing and improving my skill set.

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