Korg's Cliphit Turns Whatever's In Reach Into an Instant Drum Kit

With a pair of drumsticks (or pencils) and a good imagination, anything can be turned into an impromptu drum kit. But Korg doesn't want you to have to settle for imaginary sounds, or your terrible beatboxing skills. Its new Cliphit uses three cabled clips that attach and turn almost anything into drum pads that… » 9/04/14 11:50am 9/04/14 11:50am

Remote Control Drumming Toy Keeps the Beat Without Any Electronics

If you've lost count of how many times you'd wished you could've drummed along to a song with a set of remote controls in your hands instead of drumsticks, here's an adorably-odd toy called Mr. Knocky that does the actual drumming for you—without electronics, batteries, or incompatibilities with your OS of choice. » 8/11/14 3:11pm 8/11/14 3:11pm

Dad makes crazy sound effects by playing drums on his kid's back

Let's not freak out, guys. It's a kid and his dad having fun. The dad, who is in the band Atticus Avenue, uses his kid's back to play the drums and ends up creating some awesome sound effects and a fun drum beat because of the combination of squeaks, squeals and laughter coming from his kid. » 6/04/14 11:40pm 6/04/14 11:40pm

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… » 2/12/13 8:20am 2/12/13 8:20am