Subdivided

Subdivided

Here is a snippet from my drum track for our RUSH Subdivisions tribute song with my buddies Brett and Joe I recorded last weekend. I hope to have a mix soon to share with everyone. I really enjoy creating my own drum parts for new music but answered the call to do...

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Caught In The Snare

Caught In The Snare

So after some diligent head replacing, tuning and retuning of the snare I still have a dreaded resonant snare buzz. I really wouldn't think much of it since it is a natural phenomenon but it is really loud and long and messing with the mix, more than I like when I hit...

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What A Difference Engineering Makes

What A Difference Engineering Makes

After getting some excellent feedback and friendly advice from an engineer on KOMPOZ regarding my first collaboration submission I have shifted my bass, snare and tom mics around to reduce spill from the other percussive elements. They say the drum set is the most...

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Animated Subdivisions, A Homage To Rush

Animated Subdivisions, A Homage To Rush

As I have begun my new adventure into home studio recording an offer was proffered by my old friends Brett and Joe to do something together and in tribute and respect to our favorite group RUSH and 40 years of awesomeness. In years past we offered up YYZ and La Villa...

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Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn!

Time Is The Fire In Which We Burn!

Alex Lifeson reveals drummer’s chronic tendonitis contributed to “final tour” decision – and considers possibility of writing soundtracks with Geddy Lee I am sorry to hear this but not completely surprised. Drumming repetition can wreak havoc on a body especially over...

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Kompoz Drum Track Accepted

Kompoz Drum Track Accepted

I am excited to post that my first drum offering to the world of Kompoz has been accepted by the artist. The individual tracks are uploaded in raw WAV form to be mixed. The track is in Prog-Rock/Art Rock genre and the perfect one for me to get my feet wet on Kompoz....

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Remember To Keep A Level Head

Remember To Keep A Level Head

Oh my goodness. After trying to continually solve the resonant snare drum buzz carrying over from my 10 inch tom I decided to take a closer look at the bottom of the snare drum to see what might be assisting this phenomenon. What I immediately noticed was not good......

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The More You Know… About Drumming

The More You Know… About Drumming

I found a great series on ModernDrummer.com when I stumbled across an article on the history of drumsticks and how the number/letter naming convention started. I had forgotten what the letters on the sticks actually stood for over the years and it was a great...

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Current Project Teaser Track

Current Project Teaser Track

I slotted in another song to record the drum tracks and played along to it the first time last weekend. It is pretty cool, somewhat intricate and will take a bit of practice to get it creatively where I want the drumming. I have time to work on it at my leisure and...

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Clark’s Music Center In The Spotlight

Clark’s Music Center In The Spotlight

I would like to share an awesome article below this post from msretailer.com on my good friends the Kirkwoods and the music store they operate, Clark's Music Center in Jacksonville, Florida. They have come along away since the adventure of resurrecting Discount Music...

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Home Recording Studio Door Seal Upgrade

Home Recording Studio Door Seal Upgrade

Ok, after all of the Green Glue and sheet rock improvements to the studio I identified a pretty weak spot in the armor where sound was escaping... the entry door to the studio. We could hear a significant volume increase on the external side of the room with the door....

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The “Quagmire” Of Recording An Acoustic Drumset

The “Quagmire” Of Recording An Acoustic Drumset

Well my adventure of a couple of months prep of my home drum recording studio has stretched into several months. The studio is soundproofed the best we could do and afford. The kit is back up and equipment installed and mics are set to record. I am getting a decent...

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Great Article On Human Drummers Versus Drum Machines

Great Article On Human Drummers Versus Drum Machines

Check out this great article on human drummers versus machines on Mic.com. I am biased of course but agree..... human drummers give subtle nuances that drum machines lack and can form permutations that are greatly complex yet natural sounding. Science Shows Why Drum...

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Kompoz Music Collaboration

Kompoz Music Collaboration

Cool.... starting my first online collaboration audition with some cool people on Kompoz. I hope to deliver some solid drum tracks that they will choose for the final mix. Even if they do not, it is a great exercise in the process and will help me improve future...

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Working Out The Kinks

Working Out The Kinks

Ok the drums are set up and tuned (thanks Clark and Joseph). I set the mics up last week in a general position and had Joseph come over and help me dial them in to a pretty good start. After listening to the output further I have found I have some serious things to do...

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Proof Is In The Pudding (or walls)

Proof Is In The Pudding (or walls)

So the kit is back setup and the new Evans heads are tuned thanks to Clark and Joseph Kirkwood from Clark's Music Center. Clark and Joe are old friends of mine (well Clark is ha) and are both players and drum set aficionados. I mostly struggle with getting a good...

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Drum Set Ergonomics And Studio Setup

Drum Set Ergonomics And Studio Setup

Yay.... the walls are painted, the carpet is cleaned and the sound panels are starting to go up. The main kit core is being reconfigured and tested now. After years of sitting at my drums at what I now know is an an incredibly bad posture. I am adjusting the core...

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Dammit Jim, I’m A Drummer Not A Contractor

Dammit Jim, I’m A Drummer Not A Contractor

Ok, I went into this project of soundproofing with much excitement. That excitement quickly turned into aggravation as the progress went along and was beset with delays, minor structural issues and unseen issues at every turn. I had to back up and punt several times...

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Soundproofing Rocking and Rolling

Soundproofing Rocking and Rolling

Finally, my contractor is here and the new 5/8 sheet rock with Green Glue is going in. The process is fairly simple other than cutting the sheet rock out and positioning it. Russell and his helper...

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The MXL Drum Cubes Are Here

The MXL Drum Cubes Are Here

Got word that my new MXL Drum Cube tom mics have arrived at Clark's Music Center. This is working out great as we still have a couple of days of work on the studio walls and then I can start reassembling the kit and recording equipment. I am getting antsy to get the...

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Richard Geer Plays DW Drums Richard Geer Plays Sabian Paragon Cymbals Richard Geer Plays with ProMark® Jazz Sticks Richard Geer Plays Sabian Paragon Cymbals Richard Records With

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