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Sound chasers

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  • Sound chasers

    Drums have to be the most interesting instrument that Musicians have ever embraced.
    The continuing evolution and sometimes digression of this instrument keeps me enthused Like for instance from calf skins,maybe back to calf skins lol.
    The sonic nightmare of the black dot,Evan's hydraulic,dead ringer and bottomless head days.
    Vistalite shells,shells covered with what ever our vanity could conger up.
    Floating floor,wooden floor,Iso door,live,dead,and very beautiful drum booths.
    Godzillia sized,minimized and spiritualized drum kits.
    Condenser mics,dynamic mics to piezo's.--------------------------------------------?
    I personally love working in the electronic environment. Sampling has come along way through the trials and error's of the past.
    We have spent so much effort in taking a natural instrument to the limits of the unnatural. V drums allow for me to push that envelope in forward and reverse.
    In the analog domain signal is going to be less then perfect,no matter what tools you use. I appreciate the innovations and innovators that are amongst us.
    If they are never satisfied with this instrument,then maybe we all benefit.
    However for me I just get down to making music with the tools I'm afforded and have allot of fun in the process.

  • #2
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: we swing sticks and hit things. What we hit is confined to the subset: "anything that exists". How we hit it depends upon a range of disciplines from 'artistry' to 'checainery'. How what we hit responds to our attacks is where technology comes in... and that technology can be as primative as 'stretched skin' and as advanced as layered, high-density sampled audio. But through it all, we still swing sticks and hit things.

    Ok, sometimes we use bare hands.
    My website...
    VCustom kit,
    TD8 + Aphex Impulse,
    HDI Cymbals.
    A great site: eDrumming.com


    • #3
      i'll never forget buddy rich playing the muppet show......literally playing everything on the show.....even beaker.
      -i can levitate birds and no one cares-----------V-CONCERT,CY12H-CY15R/SPD-20-XP-60 V-STUDIO 1824CD,DAUZ PADS,NO RYTHYM AND MISC.CRAP 9"HART SPLASH/AKAI S5000/ASSLOAD OF SAMPLES


      • #4
        Sound satisfaction ?

        Never mind the drum machines that artist used on Pristine recordings during the 80's,even buy some very accomplished drummers. Let us not forget the samples came from best case scenario's,like various rooms various mic's,samples of various drummers and drums.
        As the sample rate climbs and my dog can hear the difference, I sometimes wonder how much of a marketing ploy we fall victim too.
        Maybe I'm just not gifted we golden auditory canals, but the science of 16 bit @44k was established and agreed upon for a reason.
        SURE in some cases I can hear/feel the difference say in the signal flow of processing (artifacts) say 24 bit converters 40 bit maybe in some cases, but in the 80's the synclaviar had sample rates and converter reaching the sky.
        I just could not hear the difference.
        I'm amazed at how many of my favorite drummers use triggers or pads on some of my favorite recordings.

        It's like when Todd Rudgren in a MIX mag. article almost apologized for not getting in to the digital domain earlier.
        The debate on ANALOG vs. DIGITAL is still very much out there.
        I love working with digital a opposed to analog. There is absolutely nothing I miss about tape.
        I'm starting to get to the point of not missing my Acoustic kits.
        Just my opinion/ dilemma ?