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BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal Review

PROS: Flexible, great sounds, simple-to-use. CONS: Editing software is only available (at this time) for Windows. PRICE: $349 Drum machines have always served a purpose in a studio, but were limiting for live use; the BeatBuddy guitar pedal/drum machine hybrid takes the consistent performance of the machine and adds the ability to manipulate things on […]Read More »

MY FAVORITE DRUMS with Bram Bessoff

Bram Bessoff (pictured on the left) started his career as drummer for long-time touring and successful indie band Soup. Now off the road, he speaks at conferences nationwide and helps artists get the most out of their live show and #makeitcount with live music production and sales reporting to Soundscan and Billboard. MAKE & MODEL […]Read More »

MUST OWN: Sabian Stick Flip Bag For Drummers

PROS: Works great, plenty of storage space, folds flat, rugged, inexpensive. CONS: None. PRICE: $39 Here’s an simple way to make life on the road easier for just a few duckets. Sabian’s new Stick Flip bag for drummers is awesome. First of all, it’s a rugged, durably constructed stick bag – you’re gonna need one anyway, […]Read More »

AKG D12VR Cardioid Dynamic Kick Drum Mic

PROS: Tight bass drum response, solid EQ selection. CONS: May be pricey to some. PRICE: $499 One thing that always separates a good studio from a great studio is the selection of microphones for drums – kick drums, specifically. They lay down the beat, and with a bad mic, even “fixing it in the mix” […]Read More »

Audix FP7 Drum Mic Kit

PROS: Great selection, construction, price. Plenty of applications. CONS: None. PRICE: $675 MSRP LISTEN NOW to a clip of the Audix mics in action**: Assembling a quality set of microphones that sound great together and on their own can get expensive and time consuming, Audix has everything covered with their FP7 Kit. The overall construction […]Read More »