Friends, I am beyond excited to release this project. It’s a studio reel on steroids. I got a few of my most talented comrades and musical collaborators together to write and record original music in a ton of different styles at my spot in Brooklyn, which we have named C-Room Studio. This was a heavy lift for me- I produced, edited, engineered, played drums (and some bass) and cut the video. However, I couldn’t have done it without amazing musical contributions from Dmitry Ishenko, Andrea Capozzoli, Vern Woodhead, Chris Conly, MC Frontalot and Dave Ross. Mitch Rackin did a brilliant job mixing and mastering, and Charles Burst lent incredible help and support. If you are an artist or producer that needs drum tracks or has other fun projects that might require this awesome crew of musicians, please reach out. I have PDFs w/the studio specs and gear list, drums-only sound samples, and lots of other info. This started out as a small project which expanded rapidly, and this 5-minute Reel is just the beginning. In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing full-length videos for each of the whole tunes you hear in the reel.
I’d also like to mention some of the great products I used, especially my Hendrix Drums snare, which seamlessly made the journey though all these styles, tunings and mic placements. Also, Drumdots for controlling the ring while keeping the tone, and Remo for the always-excellent drumheads (which now need to be changed after all this playing). I used Big Fat Snare and my Roland SPD-SX drum machine for all the bass/drums-only bits, Vic Firth sticks and brushes, and a variety of cymbals.
Thanks reading and watching...more to come!