Sabian: 20 Years Of AAX
Sabian is celebrating 20 years of AAX cymbals, the line that launched a new era of brightness, cut, and musicality when launched in 1993. Today, AAX remains of the top-selling cymbal series from any brand.
AAX cymbals were designed with a tone that Sabian calls Modern Bright—clean, clear, accurate-sounding cymbals that are capable of maintaining those qualities at high volume. Since the launch the AAX line has been extended into nearly every musical niche. There are an impressive range of models with sounds for every style and taste: think X-Plosion Crashes and Fast Crashes, accurate and crisp X-Celerator Hats, or the punchy, cutting Air Splashes.
The design of AAX started when founder and former President Bob Zildjian was looking to develop new products for the evolving sound of popular music. “I challenged my guys to come up with something new, something that would shake up the drum industry,” commented Bob Zildjian at the time. “Cymbals had been made pretty much the same way for centuries, and it was time for a game-changer. I was confident they could do it – and from the first time I heard AAX, I knew we had it!”
To celebrate 20 years of AAX, SABIAN is offering special pricing on some of the most popular AAX Crashes through October 1, 2014. For complete details on this limited-time promotion, visit sabian.com.
Drumerica Open To All Young Jazz, Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop Drummers
Drumerica Is Open to All Young Jazz, Rock, Latin, Metal And R&B Drummers.
No matter what style of music they play, aspiring drummers can show their talent, skill and personality by participating in the 2014 Drumerica drumming contest. Entry in the newly-created National Competition for Young Drummers is free and open to all 13 to 18 year old, male and female, U.S.-based drummers through August 1, 2014. Players merely have to visit http://www.drumerica.us, download one of the Jazz, Rock, Latin, R&B and Metal play-along tracks, record a drum video, upload it to YouTube and register for a chance to win thousands in prizes from leading drum companies, and be judged by a panel of celebrity judges.
First, second, and third place “Drumericans” will receive nearly $25,000 in prizes from top companies such as Musician’s Friend, School Of Rock, Crush Drum, TRX Cymbals, Evans, Promark, Modern Drummer, KAT Percussion and Desert Rock Sound Studios along with Hudson Music, Drum Guru, Cympad, KickPort, Gator, CRX, Drumlite, Alternative Press, Direct Sound, Jam Hub, Bass Plate, Drum Fun and the Percussive Arts Society.
The winners will be selected by judging panels made up of world-famous drummers and drum educators, including Kenny Aronoff, Gorden Campbell, Tommy Igoe, Arin Ilejay, Ray Luzier, Cobus Potgieter, Johnny Rabb, Kent Slucher, Steve Smith, Bryan Hitt, Hannah “Ford” Welton, Daru Jones, Big Mike Clemons, Jake Garland, Tino Arteaga, John DeChristopher, Demian Arriaga, Dylan Taylor, Nia Lovelis and Antoine Fadavi plus the editors of Modern Drummer magazine.
Visit http://www.drumerica.us to download the free, official play-along tracks and view the full list of prizes, sponsors and judges. For a chance to win prizes in Drumerica’s random drawings and mini-contests, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Triple Threat Camp Features Free Tix Contest
Daniel Glass, who is hosting the Triple Threat Drum Camp in Los Angeles on July 18-20 with Mark Schulman (Pink, Foreigner) and Bruce Becker (Mike Stern) just announced that a benefactor has made two camp tuitions available free of charge. Mrs. G's Music Foundation is providing the funds for two lucky students to study at the Triple Threat Camp in Los Angeles on July 18-20! To get one of these free tuitions you must subit a video now to tell why you should be attending for free. So get the cameras rolling—the deadline to submit is July 12th.
Produced by MUSO Entertainment, the Triple Threat 3-day drum camp offers a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from three of the world’s most experienced, educated and passionate drummers in an ultra-intensive, intimate classroom setting. At the camp each student plays along with the instructors on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, hands-on educational experience that guarantees results. Each student will also have the option to receive playing time analysis in the world-famous DrumChannel.com recording studio as well as the opportunities for private and semi-private drum lessons.
Interestingly, Schulman, Glass, and Becker were all students of the legendary drum teacher Freddie Gruber and they want to pass on some of his unique methods via this camp. They offer a unique program that will cover topics such as:
- Technique: Quarter note pulse
- Evolution: History of the rhythm section
- Understanding shuffles
- Preparation: The big picture
- Nerve Breakers; Conquering life’s stage fright
- Drum Recording Seminar: Tuning, technique, charting, microphone placement, processing, interfacing, editing
- Hand and Bass Drum Technique
Hollywood Drum Show Returns For 2014
The Hollywood Custom & Vintage Drum Show returns this October 18 with a one-day event at the Glendale Civic Auditiorium in lovely downtown Glendale, California. This show has been a labor of love for promoter Kerry Crutchfield and he is looking forward to a greatly improved event for 2014.
The show sets up on Friday and opens officially on Saturday October 18. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance on the web site. Tickets may also be purchase at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood. Attendees may also visit Guitar Centers in the western states to get a discount coupon.
Want a taste of the entertainment? Check out Gregg Potter with the Buddy Rich Big Band below.
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