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Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 95: Tom Tuning, Nir Z, RTOM Black Holes, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike conclude their discussion on drum tuning with their favorite techniques for the toms. The featured artist is studio drummer Nir Z. Up for review is the RTOM Black Hole practice mute system. After fielding…

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Jun 2, 2017

Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More

  In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Will Calhoun (Living Colour). They also talk about what qualities they feel make a drum solo memorable. The gear review…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

Episode 60: Drum Tuning, Evans Calftone Heads, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their different approaches to drum tuning. The featured artist is NYC session drummer/producer Steven Wolf. Up for review are Evans’ new Calftone drumheads. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2016

News: Free CreativeLive Workshop “Fundamentals of Drum Tuning and Recording??? With Special Guest KJ Sawka

  CreativeLive Music and Audio has announced an upcoming drum workshop, “Fundamentals of Drum Tuning and Recording,” set to stream live for free on March 24 from 12 pm to 7 pm EDT. “Fundamentals of Drum Tuning and Recording” will…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Drum Tuning

 This article originally ran in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Drum Business. by Ben Meyer My snare just doesn’t have the "crack" I want, and my toms don’t sound like they do on the radio. How do I tune these…

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Mar 17, 2015

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Tama Superstar Reissue Snare (From the Feb. 2014 Issue)

The following review originally appeared in the February 2015 of Modern Drummer, which can be purchased at here. Product Close-Up Tama 40th Anniversary Superstar Reissue Snare A fitting tribute to the big, bold birch tones that defined the sound of the…

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Feb 21, 2015

Pearl Partners With Tune-bot for USA Distribution

Pearl has partnered with Overtone Labs to begin sole USA distribution for its Tune-bot digital drum tuning system. The move comes on the heels of Tune-bot’s 2012 debut, and looks to expand its presence with key USA drum retailers. “Pearl’s…

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2014

Bob Gatzen: Student, Guru

Although he’s a talented drummer who has studied with famed player/teachers Joe Porcaro, Al Lepak, and Gary Burton and whose groups Moto and Spiral have featured top New York and Boston musicians, Bob Gatzen is perhaps best known as a…

Modern Drummer
Jun 14, 2011

Playing With Drum Loops (Revisited)

Original article from the April 2011 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine February 2011 Electronic Insights Playing With Drum Loops Choosing Tones And Tunings by Donny Gruendler Many drummers are trained to have metronomic time, solid technique and reading skills, and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2011

Josh Garza: A Bonham Disciple Carves His Own Path

It’s one thing for a drummer to cite John Bonham as an influence, but it’s another thing entirely for his playing to actually channel the principal characteristics of Bonham’s distinctive sound. Josh Garza of NYC’s Secret Machines, who recently released…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2009