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Showroom: Toontrack Reggae EZX for EZdrummer 2

Music software producer Toontrack recently released the first library expansion for its compact, affordable drum sample plug-in, EZdrummer 2, called Reggae EZX. “A reggae sound library has been at the top of our users’ wish list for years,” said Mattias…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2014

Ryan Berty of SOJA

Hello, MD readers! If you had told me at age fifteen that I would grow up to be a professional drummer, I would have thought you were crazy. Playing drums seemed like the last thing I would be able to…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2012

Wicked BeatsFeaturing Gil Sharone

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.99 Wicked Beats lives up to its name. Gil Sharone’s enthusiasm for Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae is contagious, and he offers ample practical and technical knowledge here. Sharone keeps it all within reach, demonstrating, for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

Drum Atlas Series: Jamaica by Pete Sweeney

BOOK/CD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE $16.95 Jamaican music finally gets full-blown coverage in the fourth book of the Drum Atlas Series. Beginning with traditional Nyabinghi drumming, the book traces Jamaica’s music from mento, through ska, and to rocksteady, reggae, and beyond. The…

Modern Drummer
Sep 17, 2011

Joe Tomino of Dub Trio

“Even though dub is at the bottom of every song you hear,” says Dub Trio drummer Joe Tomino, “we’ve never put any boundaries on it.” Indeed, the Brooklyn band’s recent LP, New Heavy, expands on its reggae-rich 2004 debut, Exploring…

Modern Drummer
Nov 26, 2006