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January 2023:
Hybrid Drumming with Alternate Mode

This month let’s take a closer look at hybrid drumming that uses several advanced triggering concepts. We will also be focusing on “randomizing” sound selection. Hybrid drumming is a highly complex system and process, particularly when you move into the area of sound design and music composition. This process goes …

December 2022:
Hybrid Drumming / Bass Drum Trigger Exploration

Exploring creative possibilities with just one bass drum trigger is a great introduction to the world of hybrid drumming. In this month’s column we will focus on an acoustic kick drum outfitted with a bass drum trigger. Hopefully this will spark some creative ideas for you to experiment with using …

November 2022:
Hybrid Drumming / The Electro-Organic Approach

There are special moments in the musical instrument industry when instrument manufacturers produce some truly innovative products. These are risky ventures financially, but amazing things can happen when engineers and designers are given the time and resources to innovate and push the boundaries creatively. When lightning strikes, these new instruments …

October 2022:
MIDI 2.0 – The biggest advance in Music Technology in 40 years

In this month’s column, we will focus on MIDI, discuss the role of the MIDI Association with the continuing evolution of MIDI technology and take a close look at the expanded features coming soon with MIDI 2.0. The upshot is that big changes are on the way and these changes …

September 2022:
Sound Design Part 2: The Microcosm Effects Pedal

In Part 2 of this Sound Design Series, we will explore the use of hardware effects pedals as a means of processing drum and percussion sounds. In Part 1 of this series, we focused on computer-based effects plugins used in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Computer based DAW’s along with …

August 2022:
Sound Design Part 1

Sound Design is essential in the fields of musical instrument development, live performance, video game development, music production, theater, new media, post-production, virtual reality/augmented reality and of course, filmmaking and television production. Most of you probably think of sound design in the context of epic film trailers and blockbuster Hollywood …

July 2022:
Maysun, Everything is Everything.

I view “creative percussion controllers” as three separate categories. Category 1 is a completely self-contained set of electronic drums that are designed by instrument manufacturers that create all the drum and cymbal samples. We simply plug in great headphones and start playing drums. This is the most popular category because …

June 2022:
Jordan West

Jordan West is a talented musician who is harnessing the power of creative midi controllers and electronic drums to help elevate and support the artists she tours and records with. Her videos that showcase live looping and hybrid drumming are very impressive. In addition to her work as a drummer …

May 2022:
Radical Hybrid Drumming “Behind the Scenes” with the Essential Rudiments

There is a range of percussion midi functionality essential to all electronic percussion controllers. In this month’s column, I am going to use several of my custom hybrid drum kits (and a new song) to demonstrate the key features that facilitate music composition, live remixing, and advanced creative drum triggering. …

April 2022:

My name is Mark Griffith, I am a professional musician who happens to play drums. I tour, play locally, record, do clinics, masterclasses, teach, and I write. I started writing for Modern Drummer under Ron Spagnardi’s leadership 25 years ago, I came back to Modern Drummer a year ago to …

April 2022:
“Essential Dialog” for Creative Percussion Controllers

This is where the journey begins… This is the first in a new series of articles exploring the creative use of percussion midi controllers. I was recently watching YouTube videos covering the history of electronic drumming. It’s amazing to see how many different electronic drum kits have been developed over …

March 2022:

Let’s call them, CREATIVE PERCUSSION CONTROLLERS! Tony Verderosa has performed and recorded with Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, Cold-Cut, Michael Brecker, Katy Perry, Joe Perry (Aerosmith,) Dave Samuels, Donny McCaslin, Philippe Saisse, and Angelique Kidjo. He is known for combining acoustic drums with midi percussion controllers. Tony has also worked as …

February 2022:
Gallery of Groove

Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …

November 2004:
November 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 11

Thomas Lang, Longineu Parsons, Bill Bruford, Ringo Garza, Robertinho Silva, Brian St. Clair, Kent Ross, Gabriel Camacho, Graham Hawthorne, Eddie Bayers, Hossam Ramzy, Joey Jordison, Danny Carey, Shawn Pelton, Tony Verderosa

April 2001:
April 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 4

Billy Martin, Luis Conte, Tommy Stewart, Marco Minnemann, Vernel Fournier, Rob Bourdon, Jim Chapin, Scott Amendola, Mike Portnoy, Kirk Covington, Terry Silverlight, Karen Carpenter, David Garibaldi, Tony Verderosa, Ken Vogel, Peter Erskine, Osami Mizuno, Ron Spagnardi, Michael Miller, Lauren Vogel Weiss, Jeff Kersh

Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …

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