I receive comments from drummers asking me why I use an electronic drum set? Well, sometimes life throws you a curveball and you are forced to make tough decisions. For me, it was either playing an electronic kit or possibly not playing anymore.
I chose to purchase my first Roland TD-11. Seven years later, I have learned a few things and my Drum Den is where I share those insights (and some electronic-made groove) with you.
Plus, I am getting really good with Final Cut Pro X and it is fun to share those experiences as well. 😉
Chunky is my FAVORITE Bruno Mars tune, so I just had to find a copy to drum to.
Thank you Karaoke Version and Tency Music for allowing me to use your tracks! www.karaoke-version.com and www.tencymusic.com.
Well, here it is. I have been working on this track for a few weeks. It is from a GREAT play-along Series called Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Play-Along. This was from Volume Two. I highly suggest you pick-up this play-along.
Personally, I feel pushing a big band is the toughest gig a drummer can do. Reading, timing, color, and setting up the hits for around seven minutes is a real workout. It is even harder on an entry-level Roland Td-11… I’m not gonna’ lie…but quite doable when you use some technology tricks, feel out the kit, and work within its limitations.
I am proud to announce my new YouTube playlist Jeremy’s Drum Den where I offer my insights on crafting studio-quality drum sounds in small spaces using electronic drums, digital audio workstations, and the latest drum software and plug-ins.
Follow me as I explore new drumming technologies and learn on-the-fly with the groove by my side.
I just released this FREE drum track for all of you singers, songwriters, and producers who want to see the quality studio drum tracks I can provide for your next demo, album, or other musical projects. You can download Boot-Scootin’ Two-Step here.
I recently organized all of my drumming videos on YouTube and shared the playlist on my new website. It was crazy to see what I used to look like… with hair.
… and how I have developed on the kit over the years!
Check it out at: Jeremy Larochelle Musician and Accomplished Drummer