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. 😉
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.
Check out my recent groovy jam to Track 41 from Tommy Igoe’s Groove Essentials 2.0 on my Roland Td-11 running through Logic and Steven Slate Drums. Enjoy!