In the far away land of Japan, gold is out, glow-in-the-dark is in. LED "grills" were recently conceived of by two Japanese designers/hackers for a winter advertising event at clothing store Laforet Harajuku. The LED teeth attachments quickly became a hot item. Foreseeably, on ...more
You can get the best acoustic drum kit ever made and it can still sound artificial and computer-ish. Unless you watch and learn from this tutorial. Check it out and learn to humainze your drum patterns in Fruity Loops (FL Studio).
How to set up the RockBand drum kit for the Xbox360 to work with GarageBand. It will act as a basic Midi Controller through Musical Typing. I have used it to trigger drums kits but you could use it to trigger other things. There are 2 small pieces of software needed to make it ...more
This is a music production software tutorial on how to make an emotional hip hop beat using Fruity Loops. You will learn how to start by creating the melody, then adding drums to produce an emotional sounding hip hop beat in FL Studio. The tutorial uses edirol orchestral and t ...more
This tutorial adds to the drums and it will probably help your drum kit. All you need is 4-6 nickels and some tape. This will not void your warranty. This is more of a Mod than a repair, but it basically fixes randomly missed notes when you swear you hit it exactly right. Make ...more
Damn right, you don't just eat 'em. When you're done with your next Pringles can, you can turn it into a kaleidoscope, a pinhole camera, and even a solar hot dog cooker. But Instructables user TheSpodShed may have just created the most awesome way to upcycle empty Pringles ca ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Dirty South drums in FL Studio. First, you need to get the samples from the 808 drum kit. After you have these, you will load up the tempo, going no lower than 1.5 and doing 16 bars. Then, play the drum sounds until you find some that you ...more
Daito Manabe is awesome. Last we heard of him, he was setting up Japanese school girls with glow-in-the-dark grills. Before that, he was playing himself like a human drum kit. And before that, he was just plain old electroshocking himself. In his most recent appearance, he tak ...more
If you want to learn how to play the drums, it follows that you start with the basics. And it doesn't get a lot more basic than being able to name the constituent elements of a drum kit. This free video drumming lesson will teach you how to do just that. For more information, ...more
Check out this instructional recording video that shows you how to mic a drum kit for a live performance. This uses a minimalist set up with the Shure drum microphone kit. The kit includes six mics and three clips. Record your drum kit during a live performance by learning how ...more
Many people question whether or not they have enough room in their house for Rock Band, namely the fairly large drum set. This video will explain how easy it is to assemble and disassemble the Rock Band drumset, making it easy to transport it without fear of needing large sto ...more
All hail artist, programmer and human electrocution music-machine, Daito Manabe. He's back, and better than ever: Read more about his process.
What happens when a struggling writer cannot finish the screenplay to her second film? She writes a book. While artist and filmmaker Miranda July was struggling to conceive the script to The Future, the followup to her successful film Me and You and Everyone We Know, she bec ...more
What is a drum fill? Simply put, it is a short rhythmic idea played by the drummer to fill a space at the end of a vocal or instrumental phrase. All you need is a drum kit with a snare drum, and you're set. Just don't steal it, please.
This video will teach you how to backstick with your drumsticks whether you're playing on a drum kit or in the drum line at your high school. Backsticking is mainly triplets, and a valuable trick to learn for any drummer.
Chris Traylor explains how to properly tune your drum kit in order to achieve the perfect result. Tuning is so important, you'll have to watch.
In this video, we learn how to use Lloyd Banks drum samples in FL Studio. You can get the Lloyd Banks drum samples from: Class4beats. Start off by making various different types of drums tat you like using the drum kit on the left hand side toolbar. Put on a pattern and then l ...more
Capturing a live drum kit is arguably the most challenging aspect of recording a band. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one, which presents a detailed, easy-to-follow overview of the recording process. This series addresses microphone choice, pla ...more
Looking for a way to get a professional sounding drum track? The drum kit provided by the Reason 5 software will let you load, edit and record your own drum tracks on separate mix channels. This tutorial gives you several pre-made templates to use in your own work.
Learn how to play transformations in odd time signatures on the drums. Alan Schechner will teach you how to master your dreams of drumming mastery, just don't wet your pants watching him play.
Learn the parts of the drum kit and play a basic beat. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play beginning drums. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play beginning drums.
Whether you're a first day beginner or have been playing the drums for several years, learning the fundamentals of technique, rudiments and music reading is very important. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the fundamentals of snare drumming, Mark Wessels w ...more
In this video series, our expert Patrick Sapia will show you how to set up a drum set or drum kit. Mr. Sapia will show you how so set up a bass drum, a bass drum pedal, the tom tom stands, the cymbal stands, and the hi hat stand. He will then teach you how to mount the cymbals ...more
DRUM! Magazine — the leading magazine for drummers and percussionists worldwide — has announced the biggest drumming event ever to take place in Northern California. On Friday, August 13, drummers will descend on the San Jose Repertory Theatre in the heart of Silicon Valley to ...more
This video lesson teaches Jared Falk's note value exercise. Basically, this exercise is designed to help you practice quarter notes, eighth notes, eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets, and 32nd notes around the drum kit - all at the same time.
Ricky Ficarelli does some rather good editing for his duel drum kit cover of Lady Gaga's Telephone. I was initially hoping it was twins and not one guy.... bummer. But the mix is cool. Not Travis Barker cool, but alright. What do you think?
Learn how to close the hi-hat while playing the cowbell pedal with your heel. Alan Schechner will show you how to do it. Or you can just find a cow with a bell on it, and hit it. But this will probably be better.
In this section, Chris Traylor teaches you how to play open hi-hat shuffles on your drums. Shuffle your way along to success. Or just keep it a hobby that you never share with anybody. It's your call.
Incorporating snare drum techniques into the rest of the rest of the drum kit is a tricky thing and takes a bit of effort. Learn a few important tips on how to do this from an expert drummer in this free video clip. Part 1 of 15 - How to Master basic snare drum techniques. Mas ...more
In this video clip series you will learn the proper way to identify, assemble and transport you drum kit as well as tips and techniques on how to take care of your kit so it will last as long as you do. There are many different pieces to a full drum kit and our expert will wal ...more
In this section, Chris Traylor continues to share pointers on different hi hat techniques for playing the drums. Pull out a fresh pair of drum sticks and get ready to rock, or just suck (hopefully not the latter).
Learn about some alternative stick ideas to use when playing the drums. Rather than using a traditional drumstick, you can try one of these examples! Alan Schechner shows you the tricks. He does not lie. Take his advice. You won't regret it.
A band leader, classical percussionist, clinician and author, Steve Houghton is also the associate professor of percussion and jazz at Indiana University-Bloomington, and is on faculty at the Henry Mancini Institute. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the fu ...more
In percussion, the paradiddle is a four-note pattern of the form RLRR or LRLL. When multiple paradiddles are played in succession, the first note always alternates between right and left. Paradiddles. Isn't that a funny word? It's reason enough to watch this.
Are you ready to rock? In this section, Chris Traylor guides you through different hi hat techniques for your drum kit. Make sure your foot doesn't ache, cause you're going to need it for this.
THE DRUM KIT is prank that needs 6 people ,five of them pretend the drum kit and the sixth plays the drums.The way to choose who will play is the sticks the one who picks the longest plays.
Drums Overkill is a new virtual instrument from Best Service that features 1,200 drum kits and a total of 27,000 samples. Never before has such a huge collection of samples been formatted into "ready-to-play drum kits" that can be loaded into the included Kontakt 2 interface w ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to download free drum kits and samples from FruityTuts. First, go to FruityTuts and register on the site. After this, log into your account and look to find the kits that are available under the downloads section. Different kits will appear that ...more