iDrum issue two is here. Created by experts, designed to break new ground, packed full of exclusive interviews with talented artists, up to the minute news, reviews of cutting edge products – issue two is just the start of what is planned for the future. You can read it, watch it, hear it, touch it, share articles with friends and all for Free!
Features include the second part of Jamie Borden’s Neil Peart interview continuing with Neil discussing how his mind works, how he keeps in shape – physically and mentally and how the Time Machine Kit came about. In the exclusive Mike Portnoy interview, find out why he left Dream Theatre after nearly 25yrs, what it’s like playing with Avenged Sevenfold and what the future holds. Then get together with Mr. Nice Guy himself – Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall – and find out why he thinks sharing is important. Other articles include Michito Sanchez – percussionist extraordinaire, John Tempesta – talking about his UK clinic tour, Jon Hiseman – discussing his new book and Brendan Buckley – Shakira’s go to guy.
In the Tech Sessions The Jungle Drummer continues the ‘blaggers guide’ to Drum ’n’ Bass and Pete Lockett gives an off beat displacement lesson looking at paradiddles and Tihai’s around the kit. In other lessons you can look at polyrhythmic patterns with Jamie Borden, the technicalities and rhythms of Pandeiro with Adriano Santos, groove enhancement with Pat Garvey, and dissect The Songo Groove with Richard Patterson. Not forgetting the first in a series of R & B groove lessons from Ed Williams.
The Review section is jam packed with all the latest gear and drumming must have gadgets. This part of the magazine looks at drum kits from the DW Performance series, and Tiki Vintage Maple Series, cymbals from Dream, UFIP and Meinl, as well as Mapex pedals, Natal cajons, Audix Mics, Mad hatters Hi Hat Jingle and of course the BC2 from Porter and Davies. This is followed by a generous chapter looking at all the latest CDs and DVDs where you can listen and watch excerpts as well as read what the reviewer thought.
iDrum brings you the amazing drumming prize of a lifetime, worth over £10,000 ($15,000 or €11,000)! In this free to enter competition, iDrum subscribers can win a piece of drumming history. Up for grabs are a complete set of Neil Peart Evolutions Snares by DW, his Sabian Paragon Cymbals, and a brick of his custom designed signature Promark Drum Sticks.
With over 180 pages this second issue is bursting at its virtual seams. You, the reader, can engage directly with the content and you can share it through your website, your blog, Facebook or Twitter – there is more than enough to go around. Get the iDrum habit, sign up for a free subscription and take the waiting out of wanting.
It’s free, it’s easy to use, it’s fun, its packed full of interesting things, it keeps going and going, you canread it anywhere, whenever you like, it can be shared, so go to http://magazine2.idrummag.com/issue2/page/1/ and try it – the ultimate drumming magazine.