November 25, 2011
If you’re a drummer, you know how hard it is to be able to practice or jam on your kit without making the whole neighborhood file a petition to stop the noise. You need a way to hear and feel the power of a drum kit while remaining quiet. The best way to do that is with an electronic drum kit. Now while these kits do provide an alternative to noisy acoustic drums, they also have incredible features that allow for more than just a muted practice/jam experience. They have built in sounds, training tools, and connectivity to your personal computer so you can download more sounds or start recording. There are a plethora of kits out there so we decided to help you pick the best one for your Little Drummer Boy (or Girl) this holiday season.
STARTER KIT: Alesis DM6
Maybe the person you are giving the gift of …
September 26, 2011
Because the kit is called Pro, we brought in a pro to show us what the latest Alesis electronic kit is all about. Alex Selph is a clinician, studio drummer, and touring performance drummer who plays in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. We were fortunate enough to have him come in and demo the Alesis DM8 Pro Kit and he gave us some insight into how this kit feels and performs. Here are some specs:
- DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation sounds
- RealHead 8″, 10″, and 12″ drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads
- 12″ dual-zone Snare, 8″, 10″, and 12″ Toms, and 8″ Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately)
- DMPad 12″, 14″, and 16″ multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion
- 16″ 3-zone Ride with choke, 14″ Crash with choke, 12″ Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal
- StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable
August 26, 2011
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting some great guitar playing and singing by Grammy-nominated musician Edwin McCain on board the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio.
Edwin and his personal sound engineer Brent Moreland were inside the Unique Squared Mobile Studio to talk about the PreSonus Studio Live 24.4.2 since it is the mixer of choice that they use while out on the road. With 11 albums in the bag and a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, the main thing Edwin is concerned with is, ‘the moment’:
it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that’s it. And that’s all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful, that moment where
August 24, 2011
The IDentity Festival in our hometown! Atlanta, GA life has now been changed… for the better of course. Dee jays, producers, and all sorts of butterfly-winged, pixie dust-having, bass cone-loving kiddies came to Lakewood Amphitheatre to have a great time and hail all things bass.
The Unique Squared Mobile Studio right next to the stage baby!
The crowd and Steve Aoki – having a good time
The Atlanta crowd knows how to show love to their dee jays
The Crystal Method deciding whether or not to bash a Darth Vader piñata
The answer was yes, they did bash out the Darth Vader piñata
It’s been a great task to bring you guys all the activities from the tour. Stay tuned for our full wrap up of our stops on the IDentity Festival Tour.
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August 17, 2011
ID Festival @ Charlotte, NC – We’re HERE!
Whew – WE DON’T STOP!!
Yesterday we we’re in the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte, NC for one of the stops at IDentity Festival and MAN, was it a good time. If you needed a full helpings worth of deep bass, great atmosphere, and all around goodness – then you had to look no further.
Festival-goers with light posts going up in flames in the background (ok light posts weren’t really going up in flames)
Le Castle Vania getting the crowd pumped
Thousands of electronica heads infiltrated Charlotte, NC and descended onto the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to participate in a massive congregation of dee jays, producers, and musicians all with one thing in mind – bang beats hard!
Chemical Brothers and the crowd – Call and response
During our stay we met/saw many of the staple artists in what seemed …