It’s been two years since my last Milkytracker and Drummer video, but now the time has finally come for a new one! This track is called, Cherry Red Lips, and I made all the samples and music within Milkytracker on a 2004 iBook G4 1.42ghz. I then recorded the drums in Pro Tools 7.4 with an Mbox 1 also on the iBook. The video was created in Kdenlive on Ubuntu 18.04LTS on my Dell Gaming Inspiron 5k Drums used: Tama Imperialstar Bop (2015 discontinued, 18″ kick, 12/14 toms, 14 snare. Heads, Toms/Snare – Aquarian Studio X https://amzn.to/2Q2DlBZ Kick – Aquarian Superkick 1 https://amzn.to/2D9J06z Sticks – Aquarian X10 https://amzn.to/2Q0mGPp Mics (kick and overhead) Nady RSM-5 https://amzn.to/2DcvD5m
This is the the title track and first song off my album “Return Home” I’ve made a special version with live drums for youtube, and possibly to be released later on within an album. Thanks for watching and please subscribe Drums uses: 2015 Tama Impiralstar Bop, 18k, 14s, 12t, 14f Cymbals used: 22″ Nuvader Ride, 18″ Camber (orginal) crash, 18″ Meinl Kinetic Crash, 14″ Camber/Avanti Hi hats (extremely rare, I’ve only ever seen two pairs of these, they have a sprayed on bronze color coating) Heads: Aquarian Studio X on everything Sticks: Aquarian X10 synthetics stands: 2x ludwig flat based stands, tama snare stand, olympic flat based hi hat stand, tama ride/tom mount stand.
The song MIDIPLUS was created using Rosegarden and Qsynth with my custom made Kawai K1 soundfont and the Hexter DX7 emulator for Linux. I sequenced the track music all in Rosegarden, then used the Jack sync feature to sync to Mixbus and recorded the drums. I then outputted the audio from Qsynth into Mixbus and mixed it all there. Unfortunately I only had 4 channels for drums to work with this time and since all 5 toms were bussed to a single channel they came out sounding a bit thin. Oh well, still had fun and think it came out decent. The song is in 7/4 and I wanted to do an odd time song with double kick, so this is the result!
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2015 Tama Imperialstar custom Bop Kit Hairline Blue finish w/ 20″ kick
Mendini roto toms
Tama Iron Cobra hi hat stand (main hats)
Vintage Olympic hi hat stand (trash hats)
Ludwig flat base straight stands (crashes and ride)
Vintage Nuvader Nickel Silver 15″ Hi Hats
Meinl HCS 8″ Bell
Kasza 17″ Dirty Bell crash cymbal
Vintage NuVader 22″ ride cymbal (Nickel Silver)
Meinl HCS 16″ Trash Crash / Generic 16″ brass crash bottom (trash hats)
Vintage Camber 18″ Crash Cymbal (Brass)
Attack single ply medium coated on tom batters
Attack 2 ply medium thin skin coated on roto toms
Tama single ply clear tom resonants
Attack no overtone 1 ply coated on snare batter
Tama thin clear snare resonant
Attack No Overtone 1 ply Coated kick batter
Attack Medium Coated w/felt strip on kick resonant
PDP double kick pedal
Yamaha snare stand
Pork Pie throne
Cad KBM412 Kick
Nady RSM5 Ribbon Overhead
Cheap CAD dynamic mic on roto toms
SHS OM-450 x 2 toms (sm57 copy)
Pyle Pro PDMIC78 snare (sm57 copy)
I have not been this excited for the announcement of an LP in a REALLY LONG TIME. Maybe not ever! Anika Nilles is probably my biggest drummer inspiration in the past several years, and up until now we’ve only had her hand full of youtube singles to satisfy our need for more Nilles. Now there’s a full LP coming out that’s been in the works for the past year and a half.
Nilles mentions in the video that she wanted the album to be more for people who love music and not just for drummers. Though some may be nervous with this statement, to me this is great news. Her newer tracks have been moving into a more Synthwave direction (But with sick live drums) and I’d love to hear more of that type of work on PIKALAR!
So excited about this! Official release date is February 27th!
Got a cool package from Japan today from my good friend Satoshi Inoue. His project, Echoscape features me on drums on the EP, Half Moon. The CD came out great and has very high quality eco-packaging with a full color insert.
We recorded it half here and he finished it up in Japan. You can order it at Echoscape’s bandcamp page on CD or digital download. Definitely check it out. I’m super proud to have played drums on this amazing release!