Glowing Sticks and Long Exposures Turn Drumming Into a Visual Feast

It can be mesmerizing watching a talented drummer beat away on a set of skins, but even more so when they're sitting in the middle of a long-exposure camera rig with a pair of glowing drumsticks in hand. What's usually a blur of arms and sticks suddenly becomes an intricate web of mid-air streaks and squiggles that… » 4/03/14 7:00pm 4/03/14 7:00pm

This Bionic Drummer Arm Is Like Def Leppard 2.0

Like Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen who lost his arm in an accident but kept on performing, aspiring drummer Jason Barnes didn't let losing his right arm two years ago deter him from realizing his dream. He built a crude prosthetic using springs that allowed him to keep on drumming, but after enrolling at the Atlanta… » 3/06/14 9:41am 3/06/14 9:41am

Drums can sound completely different depending on where they're played

Wow, this is really cool. Audio Zéro recently made a video called Wikidrummer that shows how the same song on drums can sound completely different depending on where the drums are played. Out in the field, on a road, underneath a highway, inside a garage, in the park and so on can change the overall feel of the drums… » 12/06/13 1:04am 12/06/13 1:04am

Build This Tiny Drum Machine and Rock Out Like It's 1984

They're still in use by musicians today, but those full-size electronic drum pads seemed to have hit their peak with consumers sometime in the mid-80s, alongside Casio's ubiquitous electronic keyboards. But if you're feeling nostalgic, and handy with a soldering iron, this miniature DIY modern alternative won't end up… » 5/28/13 4:40pm 5/28/13 4:40pm

Relationships Perfectly Summed Up In a Drumming Duel

When you've been in a relationship a while, you and your partner develop a natural rhythm for your day-to-day interactions: which is perfectly encapsulated in this drummer versus drummer performance featuring Charlene deGuzman and Miles Crawford. It's also a pretty good representation of every text conversation you've … » 2/12/13 8:20am 2/12/13 8:20am

Guitar Hero 5 Official Drumset Has More Realistic Cymbals

The official Guitar Hero 5 drumset has finally been unveiled! And it's...it's... exactly like the last one, except with rounder, Rock Band-y cymbals. No price yet, but it ought to be cheaper than Logitech's. Full tracklist and more at Kotaku. » 7/16/09 7:23am 7/16/09 7:23am