We’re already well into 2014, but it’s not too late to take a look back on Music Radar’s list of best gear from 2013. From best drum kit to best snare, or best cymbal to best heads, see what made the cut and what didn’t!
From developmental tips to social strategies, we talk all about tips and suggestions for surviving the grind of music in higher eduction. In the news, we talk about KFC hating on drummers, Korn says “no” to Dave Silveria, the greatest metal drummer brackets from Loudwire, NIN’s new record, and the Eiffel Tower as an instrument.
I am of the belief that every drummer should own his/her own set of drum mics. You never know when they’ll come in handy at a gig, and I’ve run into many times where the mics I had were superior (and more numerous) than the house mics. You’ll garner the appreciation and raised eyebrows of many a sound guy with this level of pro-readiness!
Check out the reviews Electronic Musician did of 8 different mic kits ranging in price from $299 to $2500.
As we round into the second half of the second decade of the 21st century, it’s worthwhile to start looking back on the music that has made this millennium so memorable.
Our friends over at Music Radar have compiled a list of the top 20 greatest drum beats to have emerged since 2000. And you know how much we love lists!! Who made the list, and who didn’t?
From Modern Drummer:
What makes a great drum book? There’s no single answer, as different books have been written to address a wide variety of styles and techniques. But judging by a recent poll in which Modern Drummer readers were asked to name their favorite volumes, a few characteristics stand out.