Don Caballero Live Show Archive

A while back I made a documentary about Damon Che, and many of you were asking for the footage I used to make the video. To make it easy for you, I created an archive of all the footage in one place! Just click the >| to skip to the next video.

 

Using Microsoft Paint 3D and Photos to Make 3D Titles For Free!

Pick up a sweet Windows Surface Laptop here https://amzn.to/2SceHmW and my 180g vinyl LP, Manasota here https://anthillrecordings.bandcamp.co… In this video I teach you how to make cool looking and fun 3D animated title screens in Windows 10 using nothing but Paint 3D and the Photos app. Both are free and part of windows 10! This is a powerful and fun tool!


Royalty Free Drum Loops Vol 1 – 120bpm

This is the first in a series of high quality drum loops I’m creating for you to use for free. This is a collection of rock/pop mid tempo drum loops that is compatible with all major DAWs and is in 16bit 44100khz sample rate. Download the full pack here

If you have trouble with the google drive link, use this mirror instead.

These loops are 100% royalty free and were recorded myself. Each drum was miked individually, and professionally mastered with minimal processing to allow for maximum usage in a wide variety of projects.

These loops are perfect to use in Ableton Live 10!

Brian Tyler – The Man Behind Most Of The Film Music You Hear Today

I must confess I didn’t know who Brian Tyler was until seeing this video, but I am super impressed and inspired by this guy. Not only is he engineering nearly all of this music he’s composing, he’s quite a skilled multi-instrumentalist (which is obvious by watching the video).

The fact that he’s composing for Avengers, then remixing the music as he’s making it for his DJ set is pretty hilarious too!

If you’re interested in learning more about composing for film, you can check out this book available in paperback, as well as Kindle edition, “Composing For Moving Pictures: The Essential Guide”.

Damon Che Documentary | The Godfather Of Mathrock Drums

I started playing the drums when I was 10 years old. Over the years many different drummers have influenced my playing but one in particular that I saw play in the early 90s basically changed the way I thought about playing the drums, and the instrument as a whole. That drummer was Damon Che of the band Don Caballero. 

I grew up in Morgantown WV, and quite often my friends and I would head up to nearby Pittsburg PA to see touring bands that weren’t making it to Morgantown. This time we were heading up to see the band Tar. Tar were an awesome band and we were all very excited to see them. There were two opening bands, and one of them was this band I’d never heard of at the time called Don Caballero.  

I barely remember them setting up, but I do remember some tall lanky dude standing outside behind the glass doors of the venue before they got started in a long black trench coat, drinking water out of a gallon jug and smoking a cigarette. That dude was the drummer of Don Cab, Damon Che.  

Don Cab came out and their first song was like a sudden explosion of a sonic fireball that basically leveled the audience. You could feel everyone in the room staring at the stage like they were witnessing something like planets colliding. At the center of all this, and the one directing the collision was the drummer. He was seated behind a cheap black Pearl Export series drum set, with huge toms setup nearly perfectly flat and gigantic shiny B8 Pro cymbals set up very high and tilted. 

I was close to the front of the stage, and watching him play, but couldn’t really believe my eyes. His motions were completely alien looking, and the way his drums were setup looked amazingly uncomfortable. But the sounds I was hearing were unlike any drumming I had previously encountered. It was busy, really busy, but with a very deep pocket feel and incredible power. Every couple seconds I was hearing a new beat I hadn’t heard anyone else play before. It was complex, bombastic, intense and incredibly tight.  

At this moment I knew the drumming world had just received an upgrade and I felt incredibly inspired to get even better at drums and my love for the instrument grew even stronger than it already was.  

So let’s take a closer look at Damon Che and see what exactly made him such an awesome force behind the drums.