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PAISTE PSTX EFFECT CYMBALS

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - June 28, 2015

Hitting our shores in July is the new range of Paiste PSTX cymbals. Trashy effect sounds to complement the classic cymbal types crash, ride and hi-hat in the set are very much the trend. Paiste now goes a step further and introduces the PSTX, a complete collection of extremely affordable…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: KAHZAN CYMBALS

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - May 24, 2015

The Kahzan Cymbal Company’s mission is ‘to provide drummers and percussionists a range of high quality cast cymbals (using century old crafting techniques) that can accurately address the various musical genres’. Each cymbal range from ‘Standard 3’ through to ‘Tribal’ has been developed and manually crafted to attain consistent tonal…

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Dead Letter Circus – ‘Say Your Prayers’ Roland TD-30KVS and Superior Drummer Playthrough

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - May 11, 2015

Dead Letter Circus has just release their new single ‘While You Wait’ via UNFD, and will be doing a series of intimate shows in major capitals this coming July in support of the track. Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, the track is  the lead single from the yet-to-be-announced third album, expected for a late Winter release.

Check out this video of drummer Luke Williams demonstrating how he is tackling pre-production on Album 3. (Video shot 100% on Sony Action Cams). They committed to the drum arrangements on the Roland TD30KVS listening to the inbuilt sounds whilst capturing the midi data. The band then loaded the midi data into Superior Drummer and began tracking the rest of the album to the midi drums while Luke went away to a rehearsal room to practise on a real kit for a month.

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For more information on Roland’s TD30KVS, visit here

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS
WHILE YOU WAIT
SINGLE TOUR
Saturday July 11 – The Zoo, Brisbane 18+
Thursday July 16 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+
Friday July 17 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 18+
Saturday July 18 – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide 18+
Sun July 19 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth 18+

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DIXON GREGG BISSONETTE SIGNATURE SNARE

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - May 11, 2015

Hear Gregg Bissonette perform various styles and discuss the specs on his two DIXON  signature snare drums – a 6.5 x 14″ Hammered Brass and a 6.5 x 14″ Steel, each with a Black Nickel finish and chrome hardware. These are two beautiful snare drums that are versatile enough to…

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YAMAHA ABSOLUTE HYBRID MAPLE DRUMS with Antonio Sanchez

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - March 12, 2015

Antonio Sanchez of Pat Metheny’s Unity Group plays Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple on the song “Rise Up” http://au.yamaha.com/

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WATCH/ GRETSCH WALNUT KIT WITH NEW POLITICS’ LOU VECCHIO

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - February 24, 2015

Lou Vecchio from US rock band New Politics discusses Gretsch Walnut Series Drums. Distributed in Australia by Pro Music

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NAMM 2015: YAMAHA 3300 SERIES TIMPANI

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 30, 2015

Cameron from Yamaha Australia shows us the new 3300 Series Timpani at NAMM 2015 au.yamaha.com

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NAMM 2015: TOCA BONGO FLIP-CAJON

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 23, 2015

New from Toca, the Bongo Flip-Cajon is an instrument that will put a smile on your face. Compact, 14-1/2-inches long, this little instrument carries a big punch. Put it in your lap and play; it’s great as a snare cajon or, by simply flipping it, bongo cajon. Don’t worry about…

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DRUM KIT SET-UPS WITH GIBRALTAR HARDWARE

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 2, 2014

Head on over to the Gibraltar hardware YouTube channel to find some informative videos on customising your set up using Gibraltar cymbal stands & accessories. Gibraltar products are distributed in Australia by www.promusicaustralia.com

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ROLAND V-DRUMS – DRUM UP A STORM THIS CHRISTMAS

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - October 3, 2014

I wonder if the person who invented electronic drum kits with a headphone jack was the victim of a neighbour’s persistent bashing of an acoustic kit? If you feel you or maybe your kids would like to take up the drums for Christmas and your house isn’t overly soundproof, then…

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