Posts tagged with “namm”

Interview with Ken Scott and Rod Morgenstein

Friday, February 12th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

We sat down with renowned engineer and producer Ken Scott and drummer Rod Morgenstein at the NAMM 2010 show to learn more about Ken’s amazing new drum library, Epik Drums, which features samples, loops, and grooves from Rod, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansee, and Bob Siebenberg in a recreation of Ken’s rich 1970’s drum sounds.

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NAMM 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010 | by matthew mcglynn

Brief recap of Winter NAMM 2010

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Kickport – EQ for Bass Drum

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

One of the coolest drumming products from NAMM 2009 was a simple plastic ring that can be inserted into the hole in the front head of a kick drum. Called the KickPort, it costs about $40 and turns the drum into a cannon. It’s a passive EQ for a bass drum.

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NAMM 2009 Microphone Roundup

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

Here’s a roundup of the 10 coolest new mics from NAMM 2009, and one mic I didn’t see but really meant to. New products from Royer, Mojave, MXL, Avant, ADK/3 Zigma, and Lauten, with photos, full specs, and insider info from my conversations with David Royer, Larry Villella, Ken Avant, and Brian Loudenslager.

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Paul Hewitt on Rocket Shells

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

My favorite picture from NAMM: Rocket Shells founder Paul Hewett standing atop a carbon-fiber snare-drum shell. Those shells must be indestructible. (I saw John Good of Drum Workshop last weekend, too, but he sure wasn’t standing on one of his snare drum shells.) Rocket Shells was formerly a custom drum manufacturer, but has recently left […]

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NAMM Drum Circle

Friday, January 16th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

The All-Industry Drum Circle is a NAMM tradition: 200 people sit in a huge circle beating on surdos, djembes, congas, tambourines, cowbells, agogo bells, and anything else within reach. It is an awesome cacophony. The guy in the black shirt is Paulo Mattioli, a master djembe player, Remo endorser, drum circle leader, and all-around nice […]

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