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January 2022 – Volume 46 • Number 1

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Articles in January 2022

Yoron Israel

Dreaming of Hope, Joy, and Aspiration Crystal balls always seem to be in short supply as we attempt to make sense of the world around us, but Yoron Israel must have had a cell-phone connection to the future when he…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

Carmine Appice’s Custom Slingerland Kit

“This is a custom one-of-a-kind job that Slingerland made for me in 2004,” says Carmine Appice. “It’s a hand-painted, lacquer leopard finish—not a wrap—on three-ply maple shells. It features 8x12 and 9x13 rack toms, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms, and…

Modern Drummer
Jan 14, 2022

Danny Seraphine

“Introduction”Chicago Transit Authority, 1969 “This was a powerful musical statement written by Terry Kath that set the tone for our band’s first album,” says Seraphine. “The song was inspired by the Don Ellis Big Band recording called ‘Autumn,’ which we…

Music Transcriptions by Terry Branam Interviews by Mark Griffith
Jan 14, 2022

PASIC 2021

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is one of the largest percussion events in the world. Concerts, clinics, panels, and presentations from world-class professionals attract more than 5,000 attendees annually. There are also more than 100 exhibitors showcasing the…

Story by Nic Kubes Photos by Mark Allee
Jan 14, 2022

Mareike Wiening

The Sounds of Emotion German composer, producer, and drummer Mareike Wiening views music as a series of conversations. Given her flawless command of the musical storytelling on her recent, eight-song release Future Memories , it may be convenient to envision…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022
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Ex Libris

“Ex Libris” means “from the library of.” There are many words whose first two letters are “ex:” excellence, excess, extra, extravagance, and expedience. And it would seem that much of our energies are expended towards adding one or another of…

By Peter Erskine
Jan 14, 2022

Downstrokes For Young Marching Drummers

Adding Contrast to Your Accent Patterns With drum corps and winter-percussion audition season upon us, I wanted to bring light to a concept that comes up fairly often. In my 20 years of teaching high school and college marching ensembles,…

By Lane Sanders
Jan 14, 2022

David Lloyd Johnson Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright

The backstory of David Lloyd Johnson’s one-of-a-kind Frank Lloyd Wright kit was initiated by three of his idols. After diving into drumming at 14 years old, Johnson became entranced by the playing of Idol #1—Ginger Baker—and he eventually acquired a…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

Mike Mangini

The Making of Dream Theater’s A View from the Top of the World It certainly does not suck to be Dream Theater. Founded 37 years ago, the band continues to cast a mammoth imprint across the progressive-metal field. Starting back…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

The Art of Drum Replacement

Producer Jerry Stucker Shares his Sampling and Triggering Techniques Recording drums in the studio is far from a snap. Close mics on the toms, kick drum, and snare may introduce signal-phasing gremlins that can interfere with producing a muscular drum…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

Thank You for Being There for Us in 2021!

What does a new year really mean? Should we fall in behind holiday tradition and write some adorable “New Year’s Resolutions” that promise bucketloads of personal evolution? It seems that everybody gets to believe their own marketing muse on the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 14, 2022
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8 Tips for Playing Live Drums with Loops

Producing commercial drum tracks—especially in the pop, urban, and dance fields—typically means combining live and digital drums. Drum loops harness a world of sound that’s impossible to create on an acoustic kit alone, and there are infinite ways to use…

By Clementine Moss
Jan 14, 2022

Pegasus Warning

Inspiration and Versatility on The Late Late Show Normally a professor wouldn’t be on national TV every night of the week playing drums, but Guillermo E. Brown—known as Pegasus Warning—can be seen as the house drummer for the Emmy award-winning…

By Billy Amendola
Jan 14, 2022

Clarke Rigsby and Tempest Studios

A 40-year run in any business is certainly an achievement, but one might call a 40-year run in the recording-studio business “a miracle.” But that is precisely what producer Clarke Rigsby has done—keeping the doors open at Tempest Recording in…

By Mike Florio
Jan 14, 2022

Motorheart, The Darkness

Rufus Taylor of the Darkness here. Motorheart is our hard-hitting new album, and we’re very proud of her. I used my old-faithful DW Collectors Series kit in maple-lacquer, specialty-pearlescent black with black chrome hardware. It has a 22x24 VLX kick—the…

By Rufus Taylor, as told to Billy Amendola
Jan 14, 2022

Grateful Drumming

Can being grateful make you a better drummer? It just might. Research shows that gratefulness positively impacts everything from sleep to heart health, feelings of depression, less fatigue, to even reducing materialism and improving eating habits. So, if you want…

By Lauren Monroe
Jan 14, 2022

The MD Guide to Home-Studio Gear

If only you were a singer/songwriter. Then, all you’d need in your studio is a simple two-channel audio interface, one or two microphones, and GarageBand. But you’re not. You’re a drummer. So, welcome to the world of multichannel interfaces and…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

Audix

FP7 Drum Mic Package I’m not really one of those cranky, old-school studio rats, but I almost can’t help sighing “Kids don’t know how good they have it these days” when I look at current microphone packages. Way back when…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022
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Latin Percussion

Stainless Steel Salsa Snares I pull the 5.5x13 Latin Percussion Steel Salsa Snare from its box and suddenly I am a child on Christmas morning. Wow! The stainless-steel shell is super beefy, solid, and heavy duty with a clean and…

By Jon Christ
Jan 14, 2022

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