Truthfully, I’ve been a little reluctant to post this review. Sample libraries (especially those as well produced as the subject of today’s review) give producers and engineers an opportunity to construct realistic drum tracks from the comfort of their home computer without hiring a live drummer. I think that kind of sucks. However, beautifully recorded […]Read more "Orbinator/Edgemont Drum Sample Library"
Alright, I’ve been meaning to put an S-2000 review together for months, but of course, by the time I’m finally ready to post it, Pearl discontinued the item. However, they replaced it with the near-identical S-1030 as part of their Advance Hardware Systems line. The stands are similar enough that I feel like the review […]Read more "Pearl S-2000 Snare Stand"
Earlier this year, at the Nashville Drum Show, Not So Modern Drummer hosted 35 contestants for the return of the Snare Drum Olympics. Throughout the show, attendees could check out each and every single one of the snare drums, compare them against the competition and vote for their favorites. I really enjoyed going through each […]Read more "Checking Out the Competition at the 2012 Snare Drum Olympics"
Hello! Earlier this month, I drove out to Tennessee for the first annual Nashville Drum Show. It was an excellent event with a ton of great gear and a stellar closing performance by the incomparable Keith Carlock. I put together a HUGE coverage package from the show, but I’m still working on editing everything down. […]Read more "Photos from the Nashville Drum Show, Round 1"