MoC • reboot
So, it's been a while... but Darin, David, and I converged on my basement this past November after an (over)extended hiatus from MoC. We set up some cameras, and for 3 days we recorded into a pair of Schoeps CMC6's with MK4 capsules in an ORTF configuration.
I dumped it all into FCP (my first real venture into video editing) and added some eye candy so you don't have to look at our ugly mugs the whole time.
There's more to come, but we wanted to share what happened right out of the gate... (we recommend headphones) enjoy!
I'll be adding more content here eventually, but for now, enjoy these photos of one of my favorite places to be in the world:
tt studio main room
studio main room from behind the trap kit
here is a chair - it's orange
here is the same chair from another angle
custom maple Ayotte drums
balaphones doumbeks & udus, oh my!
dunun sticks, strikers, & Hamanah-style bells
Boo the cat - unassuming but she's a great "leveling" presence and formidable watch-cat.
New heads and rope for Ivory Coast Dununs from Rhythm Traders
Ivory Coast Dununs with the 3 Amigos from Djembe AWA • Green Manalishi (Bala) • Red Cat (Lenke) • Honey Badger (KoloKolo)
TTMDA • Taylor
I recently saw a YouTube video of my friend Taylor performing his original African folklore piece, "Hand of the Master" at the 18th Annual KoSA International Drum & Percussion Camp in Vermont in the Summer of 2013. I was lucky enough to get Taylor to let me record it here in the studio... enjoy!
In April of 2016, I completed work on and released the 1st phase of an iOS app I built for TTMDA and my mentor and teacher, Mamady Keïta. I'll be adding more to this soon, but here are some screen shots: