May 21, 2006

Dude, you just got owned by a 12-year old...

by Chris Randall



Page 1 of 2

May.21.2006 @ 11:26 AM
Wade Alin
there's gear, and music - and opinions. and then there's shit like this, something you simply can't argue. amazing.



May.21.2006 @ 12:20 PM
Amazing. Wonder where he'll end up.

May.21.2006 @ 12:49 PM
Chris Randall
That video is quite old. He's 21 now, and a pretty well-known drummer.

link []">link []

If you have aptitude, and have Dennis Chambers as your teacher, you'll do pretty well in life, drum-wise.



May.21.2006 @ 6:51 PM
Please don't make me listen to any more drum solos. Please.

May.21.2006 @ 8:52 PM
Foolishly following the link to his homepage will take you to a world of jazz funk fusion drum solos, where dry toms pan eternally around the stereo field, over DX-style 'notecluster' solo chirping and twittering.

Aaargh panned drums!
No, mr mix engineer I do not want to be situated in a position 1 foot above the drummers head. Why that weird mixing fashion remains prevalent I just don't know, separation can be acheived much more pleasantly.

Sorry, I just have a thing about panning techniques in general
No offence to Mr Royster.


May.21.2006 @ 9:11 PM
Chris Randall
I'm all with you there. My number one pet peeve is stereo micing a piano with the left mic over the bass strings and the right mic over the treble strings. I can't stand sampled piano because it's all like that. The only person that hears a piano like that, and even then not really, is the player. The audience hears a nice mixed stereo image reflecting off the soundboard.

But I can't stand panned drums in general. I tend to run all the mics right up the middle, and use a narrow stereo field for the overheads.



May.22.2006 @ 6:05 AM
Yeah, drum solo... yawn. Double kick drum peddle... whatever. But, still, that's impressive. I think when I was 12 I was still struggling with a bar chord and hadn't moved beyond 4/4 time. And the kid has a good sense of dynamics, which is more than you can say about half the drummers out there.

May.22.2006 @ 10:32 AM
Well, this guy has chops, no doubt about it...but does the world really need another Chester Thompson?

May.22.2006 @ 11:37 AM
Wade Alin
he's not even a guy. he's a kid.

But yeah, I agree, it's too bad every decent drummer in the world is eventually lost to jazz.



May.22.2006 @ 1:20 PM
D' MacKinnon
I don't usually dig drum solos but that kid has talent.

Page 1 of 2



Sorry, commenting is closed for this blog entry.