Inside The March 2014 Issue

March 2014 Issue of DRUM!

Cover Feature

28 Atom Willard

Controversial punk band Against Me!’s latest addition drops hints as to why the planet’s coolest bands want him as their drummer.

Features

38 Drum Tuner Shootout

Striking the right note with DrumDial, Tama, RhythmTech, Overtone Labs, and Circular Science.

44 Thomas Pridgen

Is there no musical endeavor the PGP drummer won’t take on? We got inside the rhythmic renegade’s head to find out.

HAND DRUM!

53 Paoli Mejias

He might be the newest member of Santana, but for Puerto Rico’s first-call conguero Latin rhythms are only a starting point.

58 Lessons

Bridging the acoustic-electronic divide with Taku Hirano.

Plugged In

61 Humanized Beats

How to make digital sound analog.

69 Dialed In

Kat KT3 Electronic Drum Set.

Practice Pad

75 Lessons

Chad Smith brings the one-foot burn of “Higher Ground.” Danny Gottlieb looks to Tony Williams for “dynamic independence.” Glen Sobel imports hertas into the metal vocabulary.

Vibe

23 Joe Saylor

Greasing the groove with New Orleans tour de force Jon Batiste & Stay Human.

Everything Else

8
Perspective
13
Feedback
14
Notation Guide
16
Single Strokes
81
Meet Your Maker
82
Time Capsule

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