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Post by rox » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:46 pm

That drum he's using on the bios photo on www.ghfan.net, is that a rototom or something?
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Post by FredProgGH » Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:26 am

Yes. Those weren't his drums- they just belonged to someone recording at the time and we used them to shoot that video. I do own some roto-toms myself though. Walter owns a Tama kit these days. His older kit was by a company named Thor. The finish was nasty so we wrapped them in old Journey Of The Dunadain posters and they looked incredible! They looked custom finished.
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Post by Ryan in the House » Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:50 pm

I love the sound of Roto-toms. For a while, I was planning on buying a drumset, and Roto-toms were going to be an essential part of the kit!

Right now, I am in a harshe living situation... townhouse, and my neighbors are old farts. They dont like rock music, or loud noises at all... so I think we're going to have to go with an electronic kit. :(
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Post by rox » Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:56 pm

Nice! Actually, I never played those, so I have no idea what they sound like. :mrgreen:
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Post by FredProgGH » Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:53 pm

Both Bill Bruford and Terry Bozzio went through a period around '77-'78 where they used mostly (in TB's case, ALL) roto-toms all the way around. Bruford had a big old 20" one- never seen one like it. It actually sounded very cool. co-incidentally they both played in UK one after another so both the first two UK albums have that drum sound.
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Post by rox » Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:37 pm

Terry Bozzio is amazing. He does not even seem like a drummer, his playing is so original! I only have two songs by UK, Danger Money and The Dead of Night, don't know who plays on them...

Is there any GH song with rototoms? I'd like to check it out... ;)
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:00 am

Danger Money is Bozzio and In The Dead Of Night is Bruford. You can really hear the roto-toms on In The Dead Of Night.
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Post by Ryan in the House » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:36 am

I think I hear a roto-tom fill on "Empty Space Revealer" from 3:19 to 3:20. 8)
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:49 am

Yep, I used mine on Chronometree for that "old" sound!
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Post by rox » Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:25 pm

Thanks! I'll check both out!
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Post by johnc » Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:19 pm

Ryan in the House wrote:Right now, I am in a harshe living situation... townhouse, and my neighbors are old farts. They dont like rock music, or loud noises at all... so I think we're going to have to go with an electronic kit. :(
I like 'em. NoiseDotCom drummer Mike uses cymbals and an acoustic snare drum; the rest of his kit consists of electronic drums. I consider them far easier to record, and the whole kit fits in his subcompact car. With room left over for passengers! :P

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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:54 am

All the GH drums on Lex Rex and Shadowlands were electronic. I used D-Drums to trigger a whole bunch of stuff. It's just so EASY. But Matt would never use them, he's acoustic all the way and really, it does sound better. But for practice electronic drums are amazing.
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:22 am

Yeah, fred that really is the chief complaint of your studio albums, when you havent used acoustic drums- you cant get the same dynamics as well as the same 'difference' per beat played on the same peice as you would on a real set.

which brings up 2 points:

1 - Use Matt on all your albums for now on :P

2 - If matt can't, can you have more than one sample for each that is randomly played depending on the intensity of the impact?
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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:26 am

Brian, with all due respect, you have NO idea how much effort I put in to making the drums sound good. :D. It's harder than you think. There's a trade off either way and I made a decision that served us best at the time.
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:51 pm

:oops: No offense inteded Fred!, rest assured- they sound incredible for not being live! Notice that when I said 'the chief complaint' I never said *MY* :D
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