With Canon 60D I’ve used Samyang 8 mm as my fisheye lens. Obviously, I needed a fisheye for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 2, and I had three options: Samyang 7.5 mm 3.5, Panasonic 8 mm 3.5 and Olympus 8 mm 1.8. It wasn’t an easy choice, but I ended up choosing Samyang 7.5 fisheye.
Olympus 8 mm 1.8 is definitely the best of these three, but it also costs the most. For the price of one Olympus one could buy 4 Samyangs, so I just couldn’t afford it right. […] Read more!
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!
To celebrate that we are playing an acoustic set at Suisto, Hämeenlinna FIN tonight. The first act starts at 9pm and our showtime will be around midnight. It’s a free entry event with the age limit of 18.
On other news. We got a new drum cover out for Otto yesterday. It’s a cover of one of the hottest hip hop songs in Finland at the moment. Salil eka salil vika by Musta Barbaari. […] Read more!
After a few years gifs are coming back to MadCraft’s roster. They are the most old school form of internet animation and on their best when they are short and repeat to infinity with full speed. Gifs can be extracted from videos, but personally I prefer gifs that are made from a series of actual photos. Video GIFs feel somehow fake and even too easy.
To be able to do a gif, you need a series of photos. […] 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!
Out of all camera gear, fisheye is definitely what defines our band. Right from the beginning we were looking for a camera with a fisheye, since all of our idols are using it. For example every great skate movie is shot with a fisheye and Travis Barker uses it a lot on his Instagram photos. Greatest examples are the ones he takes of his car’s front grill.
Fisheye makes any situation look cooler, and it’s best when shot from a low angle and close to the target. […] Read more!
This post is the first one of the new photo series. It’s about the most iconic pop punk stage move of them all – JUMP!
On this first episode is shot in the corridors next to our rehearsal place. Tom had a bad hair day, so Otto volunteered to do the star role. We didn’t really care about the fact that drummers aren’t usually the ones who jump, especially on the stage. Of course we all hope that is all about to change. […] Read more!