News from our Roland brothers around the world
Top UK drummers battle it out for a chance to represent the UK in the V-Drums World Championship 2013
Last year’s V-Drums World Championship competition attracted hundreds of talented drummers from every corner of the globe. These were narrowed down to 16 finalists who traveled to the World final in Anaheim, California to perform in the renowned House Of Blues club. After a night of spectacular performances the top honor finally went to drummer Baard Kolstad (Norway), who impressed judges not only with his drumming ability but also with his use of the technology available on Roland V-Drums. More
U.S. National Finals
Live Performances by Thomas Lang an Johnny Rabb
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pasic – Austin Convention Center – Exhibit Hall 5 – Austin, TX
- Doors at 6pm
- Event at 7pm
- Free and open to the public
- All ages welcome
Enter for a chance to win a free V-Drums kit an other prizes, or tune in here for the live webcast and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #vdrumscontest. In the meantime check out these four videos that Roland put together of last year’s event and previous performances by Thomas Lang and Johnny Rabb.
2011 Highlight Reel
Like all members of the Agents (Pitbull’s band), Omar Tavarez wears many hats. When Pitbull is not touring, Omar is in the studio with Pitbull working on new songs and productions. Omar explains how using MIDI mapping of samples helps brainstorm ideas and significantly expedites production. (This is a common technique used in dance music. Omar’s example in this video is from Justice‘s 2007 hit D.A.N.C.E.) More
Aaron Rossi, drummer for Ministry tells us what it takes to land a gig like his in the ever changing and competitive music industry. This is practical advise given by a world class drummer, according to Rossi the key is consistency. Rossi’s current set up includes Roland’s SPD-SX to trigger samples during sets.