Hello friends! Time to write about drumming once again. A while ago we uploaded a new drum cover that I’m actually pretty proud of. At the beginning of the whole idea of drum covering, I wanted to test my skills in playing the tougher Blink-182 songs. I guess I also wanted to demonstrate the amazing talent Travis Barker really has in his grooves. To be able to play Blink with drums is not to eat a piece of cake. […] Read more!
We released the part 3 of our How We Record Drum Covers video on our YouTube channel today. Part 1 was about the basics and the snare. Part 2 was about the toms and the kick. So part 3 was finally about the cymbals and how to mic them.
When mic’ing cymbals the use of overheads is especially important. But it’s important to remember that the overhead mic’s don’t only capture the cymbals but the whole drum kit. […] Read more!
Here I am, having a relaxing weekend, time to scrape some blog text! First of all, I have a new drum cover out in case you haven’t noticed. This time we’re serving some All Time Low, the song being one of the many cool tunes off from their latest album Don’t Panic. And by cool I’m foremostly meaning the drum parts. As I have mentioned earlier, I love how the ATL-drummer Rian Dawson has kept his drumming genuine and complex during the years of the band evolving from a small pop punk band to a world-known rock band. […] Read more!
During the past two years of recording over 30 drum covers on our YouTube Channel we’ve gotten a lot of questions on how we create them. A fair amount of the questions are about what is needed to get the sound Otto has.
We thought we’d walk you through our drum cover recording setup and share some tips on how to get a similar sound out of your drums.
On the first video we go through the basic setup we use on our drum covers. […] Read more!
Here I am again with another Travis Barker drum cover. We uploaded this one yesterday, and it got a nice ammount of comments straight away. So thanks for them – seems like people really like to follow the occasional the Blink-covers I do. This one’s Stockholm Syndrome from the self-titled album:
To be honest, this one was filmed at the end of last year. We’ve had quite a bunch of covers awaiting for publishing. This song is one of those filler songs for drum cover filming sessions. […] Read more!
Howdy! Been a while since the last drum cover. The reason being this one time-consuming competition we had. But now that it’s over we’re finally back to the routine of doing all this stuff including new songs, gigs and of course the drum covers! It felt surprisingly good to be back behind the drums after the UMK-competition. Even though I sat behind the very same Ddrum-kit on the TV-shows as well, the playback-shit got pretty boring. […] Read more!
I finally had some spare time to make you a full score of Happy Song’s bass lines! I made both, notation and tabulatures and you can download them in the end of this post! I chose Happy Song because it has all the basic punk-bass habits going on in there… really fast syncopated picking, some melodic lines and holding the bottom of the song. This might be my favorite bass track I have recorded in years and I really wanted to share it with you all! […] Read more!
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailun finaali lähestyy! Tänä lauantaina pääsen soittamaan isoimman keikkani ikinä, kun vedetään meidän kisabiisi Shining Bright liveyleisölle Barona Areenalla. Unohtamatta kotikatsomoita TV2:n äärellä! Tätä varten on tehty töitä viime vuodesta saakka, ja homma on loppurutistuksia vaille valmis.
Meidän ja muidenkin kisaajien vaatteet on herättäny huomiota ympäriinsä. Risut ja ruusut menee tietty UMK-stylisteille, joiden kanssa mekin ollaan välillä tukkanuottasilla. Mutta hyvässä hengessä tietty! Toisaalta mulla on ollut kokoajan aika helppoa, koska oon pitänyt kaikissa lähetyksissä omia paitoja päällä. […] Read more!
Just recently we uploaded a new drum video. It’s one of the several covers we filmed and recorded a few weeks ago. Seems like I still haven’t ran out of Blink-182 songs to cover, so here’s another Travis Barker classic. The Blink album Take Off Your Pants And Jacket has THE best sounding drums ever made. Actually we try to mimic that namely drum sound on our own recordings too. In addition to the sound, Barker’s playing on that record is also top notch. […] Read more!
Here’s a thing that made my yesterday:
I got a message from a friend, to whom I actually teach playing the drums. Not long ago we were checking out a gig by Limp Bizkit, which needless to say was awesome. During the aftermath we talked about bands we’d like to see live. The first and brightest wish in my mind was of course All Time Low coming to Finland one day. And this was the message I got yesterday, All Time Low coming to Finland. […] Read more!