Category Archives: Drums and Percussion

Tascam Announce New-Generation High-Resolution Multitrack Handheld Recorder

Drummer’s Review Tascam has announced the Portacapture X8, its latest generation portable eight-track audio recorder. The handy device enables recordings with 32-bit floating point resolution and sampling rates up to 192 kHz and is operated via a 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) touchscreen. Thanks to the intuitive Launcher feature, the user can easily select from a range … Continue reading Tascam Announce New-Generation High-Resolution Multitrack Handheld Recorder

Zildjian Introduce Joggers, Sherpa Hoodie & Ltd Edition Quilted Cap to Apparel Collection

Drummer’s Review The Avedis Zildjian Company has added three exciting new styles into its iconic line of apparel loved by drummers and consumers worldwide. Coming as a much-loved re-introduction from the past are the newly styled Zildjian Joggers. Comfortable and great for drumming, these premium tri-blend fleece joggers feature slit pockets on both sides, plus a … Continue reading Zildjian Introduce Joggers, Sherpa Hoodie & Ltd Edition Quilted Cap to Apparel Collection

The Pineapple Thief (Gavin Harrison) Release Drum Playthrough for “Wretched Soul”

Modern Drummer Magazine NEW LIVE ALBUM + BLU-RAY/DVD “NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH” OUT NOW ON KSCOPE  British progressive-rock band THE PINEAPPLE THIEF has revealed a new playthrough video for “Wretched Soul,” featuring their critically-acclaimed and wildly revered luminary drummer Gavin Harrison (KING CRIMSON, PORCUPINE TREE). The live recording of “Wretched Soul” is found on the band’s newly released record and … Continue reading The Pineapple Thief (Gavin Harrison) Release Drum Playthrough for “Wretched Soul”

Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Artist Series Snare Drums – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a selection of Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Artist Series snare drums, featuring… Chris Adler ‘Warbird’  12″ x 5.5″, 6-ply, 5.1mm hybrid walnut/maple shell, satin natural walnut finish with ‘Warbird’ etching, Evans Power Centre Reverse Dot Batter over 300 snare side heads. Mapex says…”Designed by Chris Adler, the new … Continue reading Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Artist Series Snare Drums – Drummer’s Review

Moody Blues Drummer & Co-Founder Graeme Edge Passes November 11, 2021

Modern Drummer Magazine Hello to our loyal readers and supporters, I’m Billy Ashbaugh. Yesterday, the world was saddened by the lose of yet another iconic musician, the Moody Blues Graeme Edge. Graeme was the co-founder and last remaining original member of the legendary group.  I had the esteemed honor of sharing the stage with him … Continue reading Moody Blues Drummer & Co-Founder Graeme Edge Passes November 11, 2021

Mapex Celebrates The Late Ralph Peterson With Release Of Black Panther “ONYX” Snare Drum

Drummer’s Review On March 1, 2021, The Jazz community lost the fearless Ralph Peterson Jr. following a six-year battle with cancer. Ralph’s fierce advocacy for maintaining the Blakey-esque hard bop traditions was evident in his drumming and in his life with a seemingly unstoppable energy and drive to play, promote, and preserve the language of America’s … Continue reading Mapex Celebrates The Late Ralph Peterson With Release Of Black Panther “ONYX” Snare Drum

Drummers Brainchild The New Home of Cymbomute & More

Drummer’s Review Heading into 2022 Drummers Brainchild will be offering more and more products and resources online. Like the new BEAT WRITER, and the DRUMMERS BRUSH HOLDER MK2. The handy floor-tom accessories mount The Leg-Up attaches to the leg of your floor tom.  In fact, it will attach to any pole up to 12/7mm (half … Continue reading Drummers Brainchild The New Home of Cymbomute & More

Next Jazz Legacy For a More Inclusive Jazz Future

Modern Drummer Magazine New Music USA Partners With Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice to Launch New Program Next Jazz Legacy For a More Inclusive Jazz Future Three-Year Program – With Major Funding From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Will Increase Opportunities For Women and Non-Binary Musicians Through Apprenticeship, Financial Support and Promotion NEA Jazz Master … Continue reading Next Jazz Legacy For a More Inclusive Jazz Future