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Drum Workshop Introduces DW Soundworks™ Virtual Drums Plugin

New Software Includes Authentic Library Of DW, Gretsch, and Slingerland Drum Sounds   OXNARD, CA (November 1st, 2023) – Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW), a global leader in the design and manufacturing of acoustic drums, is proud to announce the launch…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2023

MD Interview with Don Lombardi – Founder of Drum Channel & Drum Workshop - 12/10/20

Don Lombardi – Drum Workshop’s 2nd Product the DW 5000 Bass Drum Pedal Who did you study with and how did it affect your development as a drummer?DL: I started taking lessons at the age of 12 with Nat Leslie,…

Modern Drummer
Dec 11, 2020

Drum Workshop Launches DW Music Foundation

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) recently announced the unveiling of the DW Music Foundation (DWMF). The goal of the new charitable arm is to provide the gift of music to underserved communities worldwide. DW has supported numerous music-related charities by donating…

Modern Drummer
Jan 10, 2020

DW Santa Monica Series Drumkit Contest Winner Announced!

Adam Lohmeyer of Kansas is the proud owner of a new handcrafted North American hard rock maple DW Santa Monica series drumkit in butterscotch lacquer finish. The set features 8x10 and 8x12 toms, 14x14 and 16x16 floor toms, a 16x22…

Modern Drummer
Dec 23, 2019

Drum Workshop Acquires Slingerland from Gibson

Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) recently announced the acquisition of the Slingerland drum brand from the Nashville-headquartered guitar icon. Principals from both companies inked the undisclosed deal that will see the Slingerland name be shepherded by the California-based custom drum maker.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2019

DW Drums Receives Certificate of Congressional Recognition

On the occasion of its forty-fifth anniversary, California-based Drum Workshop, Inc. was honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition acknowledging its exceptional craftsmanship of musical instruments, as well as DW’s commitment to supporting music education. California Congresswoman Julia Brownley toured…

Modern Drummer
Jul 12, 2017

Video Demo! DW - Collector's Series Cherry/Mahogany Drumset

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2017 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Drum Workshop Collector's Series Cherry/Mahogany Drumset Deep, pure tones and ultimate clarity. The Collector’s Series is DW’s flagship line,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2016

Latin Percussion Hosts New York and Los Angeles Artist Events

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company Drum Workshop, Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2016

Sheila E Pays Homage to Prince With New Ultra-Custom DW Drumset

Sheila E played a one-of-a-kind DW custom kit as part of a special musical celebration honoring Prince at the BET Awards, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As a personal tribute to Prince, the drummer/percussionist played a…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2016

Drum Workshop Inks Worldwide Distribution Deal With Kickport

Drum Workshop has inked a deal for worldwide distribution, marketing, and artist relations for KickPort International products. Drum Workshop, Inc. chief product officer, Don Lombardi, spearheaded the agreement that will have DW taking over operations for the line, while manufacturing…

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2016

Video Lesson! Bass Drum Development with Mike Johnston

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock & Jazz Clinic Bass Drum Development 4 Focused Exercises for Building Raw Speed by Mike Johnston One of the most…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2015

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2015 (#BDB2015), which will take place July 1 through 5 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to…

Modern Drummer
May 4, 2015

Drum Workshop Purchases Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion from Fender’s KMC Subsidiary

Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalized an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands from Fender’s KMC subsidiary, including Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, and KAT Percussion. Ovation Guitars and exclusive…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

VIDEO - DW (Drum Workshop) NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Drum Workshop's Scott Donnell giving a tour of the DW Booth from The NAMM Show 2014. Highlights include PDP Concept series hardware, 6710 Flush-Base Ultralight Cymbal Stand, Updated Design Piccolo Toms, iPad Holder, MDD Machine Direct…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2014