Dave Weckl, noted studio drummer and clinic extraordinaire, is offering himself as drummer/producer/engineer on his website. He has a complete Pro Tools HD3 rig, mic’d up kit, and iso room in his garage! Personally, I’m frothing with jealousy. It’s one of my dreams to have a working home studio. Looks like I should take some notes! Check out the video and photos on his site. Pretty sweet!
Thought I’d share one of my favorite videos with you all today. This one’s of Benny Greb groovin’ away in his studio. I love the simplicity of these clips. Just a couple of mics and a drumset. Something beautifully perfect about that. Enjoy![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB0nUBRBgJg[/youtube]
Good things in the works from our friends at Taye (pronounced TIE). Their new Studio Birch kit looks amazing. Taye makes great drums. I remember being very impressed with Jim Payne’s Taye kit at PASIC 2006. What I think is interesting is that they have several different bass drum sizes. 24″ x 16″ would be awesome!
Studio great Russ Miller (friend of the podcast) and Hudson Music have released Miller’s new DVD, “Arrival: Behind the Glass.” Seems like it’s part instructional DVD, part performance DVD. Russ is a great guy and phenomenal player. Check out Dave’s interview with Russ on the 1.19.07 podcast.
Darren King drumming in the Mute Math studio house. Check out the two sticks in one hand on the hats.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otqf7oIcUTQ[/youtube]
The long awaited Guns ‘n Roses album has taken 15 years to be released. It will finally see the light of day in November. Drummer Brain has revealed to EQTV how more than $300,000 was spent over a 7 month period on redoing the drum bits note for note after Josh Freese left the band and how he now has the record for the duration that a single drum kit had been set-up in a studio.
“I think I have the record for how long drums were set-up in a studio and I think it was five years that my drums were set-up at the Village Recorders in Los Angeles,”Brain said. “It was five years and it went through three different producers. It went through Sean Beaven, Roy Thomas Baker and then I guess Axl is the producer now. Five years my drums were set-up.
Muse have had an extraordinarily busy few years in support of hit album Black Holes and Revelations, but drummer Dom Howard has revealed to BBC 6 Music that the band will start work on the follow-up next month.
Howard said: “We just did the V Festival and the one in Stafford was our last gig so we’re kind of done now with the ‘Black Holes & Revelations’ album tour, which has been almost two and a half years, which is a long time. We’re working on new stuff and we’re gonna have a couple of weeks off and then in about two weeks time we’re back out to Italy to start writing again. We’ve already done a few tracks and it sounds great so we’re just working to the future.”
Want an inside take on the studio process? Spock’s Beard drummer, Nick D’Virgilio has posted a blog article on the Meinl website.
The goal of our blog is to give you a survey of all the things which actually happen at and around meinl. we’ll guide you through some of our product developments and marketing ideas. we’ll talk about music and a lot about drums and cymbals in general. since we are travelling quite a bit to lots of drum events, concerts and other music conventions, we’ll share our first-hand experiences and discoveries with you. after all, for us it’s about drums and drumming. from drummers, for drummers.
We talk about life as a studio drummer as well as roll out an interview with Russ Miller. Plus Dave rants on the new DW stick line.
Man, I really enjoy studio work. I’ve been in the studio these past couple of weekends doing various tracks for various projects that range from jazzy to hip-hop. It’s completely fun and frustrating at the same time because, well, digital bits don’t lie and they often reveal your weaknesses for all to plainly hear. This past Saturday when I shifted from recording a funk groove on one tune to recording a fusion-esque rock groove on another I had a real revalation – working in the studio is very much like film acting. Yes acting as in “quiet on the set,” “cut,” and “that’s a wrap!” I realized as I changed mental gears that I had to totally wipe my slate clean and dive into a new, unrelated feel and groove, and commit 100% to something entirely different from where I just was playing. Allow me to elaborate … Read more…