Duane

  • Thanks, Joshua!

  • Thanks, Stephen.

    Just for others’ info, I tried the Google Drive route and my video file hung during processing.  Apparently other Google Drive users complain of this as well, so, I went with the private YouTube route.

    Thanks again,

    Duane

  • Thanks Marcus, sounds good.

  • Hi All – For those of you who submit videos for review, how do you typically do it?  I shot a 2-minute video on my iPhone, but it’s close to 200 Mb and too big to email.  Do you usually record at a lower resolution?  Upload it to YouTube, Google Drive, or Dropbox and send the link?  Use some kind of compression software?

    Thanks!

    Duane

  • Duane replied to the topic Aerodrums in the forum Gear Talk 2 years, 8 months ago

    That’s a good point, they do take a few minutes to set up each time you play, and the background has to be darker.  For me, the biggest obstacle is the bright light on the camera, but I use sunglasses and the brim of a baseball cap to partially shade my eyes, and that seems to work fine.

  • Duane replied to the topic Aerodrums in the forum Gear Talk 2 years, 8 months ago

    Hey Marcus – I agree wholeheartedly that there’s no substitute for the real thing!  But, I’ve found these to be a good supplement (complemented by the pad) which extend my practice time in environments where it’s impossible to bring the kit.  Thanks!

  • Duane started the topic Aerodrums in the forum Gear Talk 2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi SDS Community –

    Has anyone else tried Aerodrums ?  No substitute for a physical kit, of course, but they’re nice to take on vacation – and – I can add practice time at work in an empty conference room at lunch, along with the pad.  Kind of fun!

    – Duane

  • Duane replied to the topic Hi Everyone in the forum Introduce Yourself 2 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks, Marcus – yeah, I’m diving in on the Groove series to start, while continuing to work on the Jazz Vocabulary track (which I had purchased separately a few weeks ago).  Thanks for your help!

  • Duane replied to the topic Hi Everyone in the forum Introduce Yourself 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hey Marcus – thanks for your reply!  I need to improve my groove confidence, fluidity, and beat placement.  Sometimes when I listen to myself (I record most of our weekly rehearsals), I say to myself – “what was that”?  It sounds ragged.  Also, my soloing is pretty repetitive; I find myself stuck in similar themes and my execution is not that smo…[Read more]

  • My name is Duane, and I’m in Denver, CO.  My wife and I have 4 grown sons, three of whom are married, and two of those couples have baby girls.  I’ve been in IT / Software Development since the late 90s, and prior to that I was a CPA.

    I’ve been playing drums for about 8 years; almost exclusively jazz.  I play once a week with a small combo th…[Read more]

  • Duane's profile was updated 2 years, 10 months ago