Let’s Start Off The New Year With A Drum Cover!

Today I have a new drum cover scheduled to be released at 6pm CST and if you are visiting this site before then, you will be the first people to find out what it is before anybody else!  This cover is a group I absolutly love and my most favorite song…Less Than Jake “Look What Happened”.  It’s not a difficult song by any means but I wanted to cover this band for many years and what better way than to kick off the new year?!  Honestly, I needed an easy song to cover so that I can continue my work on the “BIG” project that I am hoping to release by fall of 2022.  Today I was practicing for the next video in this project and I think I am ready to film it tomorrow.  I filmed the first video last week and the ONE person who saw it liked it; thanks Frank.  😎

Ok so what about another collaboration?  I’ve been in talks with Heavy In Hawaii to pick another song to collab on; we just might have something in the works.  It’s difficult because we both have very specific tastes in music and we want the performance to showcase what we are capable of.  For him as a singer, the tune has to be in his vocal range.  The song I chose, I think would work great, has a SUPER KILLER RIFF, and is a new release for a pretty popular band!  

I have already started the drum track and got about 75% done.  Maybe I will do the drum cover for this song for the February drum cover release…we’ll have to see how Heavy In Hawaii is progressing with the tune before I make that decision.  Aside from that, hope you guys have a great new year and love to hear your comments about this website!

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New Drum Cover & a New Huge Update To Site

Not sure how many people are aware of this, but close friends of Nick Menza are making new music with his drums tracks he did before he passed away.  One of those friends, David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth bassist & bandmate), teased a little snippet of the music created.  Also, I’ve been subscribed to Nick’s YouTube channel for sometime and there has been alot of work & posts on a documentary coming out entitled “This Was My Life – The Story Of Nick Menza”. 

Why am I bringing all this up?  Well the drum cover I released today was mainly because of all the videos I have been watching on Nick Menza.  His drumming is so solid and the kick patterns he uses are just great.  Like the song Captive Honor from the epic album Countdown to Extinction, is a basic song with a simple tempo, but the kick pattern he used in the verses is what drove me to want to cover this song.  Plus it’s one more checked off the list to complete this whole album…which isn’t my goal really.  🤣😂

So enjoy this cover and leave a comment on what you think!

Now, the huge updates with this website.  Yea, I spent alot of time getting this going again.  Many people probably didn’t know that I have/had another website, actually a posting forum, called SD3presets.com.  It’s main purpose was for users of the Toontrack software Superior Drummer 3 to share custom presets they have created with a specialty for ones that sound just like albums of bands.  It’s been running for almost a year and it hasn’t really taken off like I had hoped, although a user named Omega Station, has uploaded quite a few projects of some awesome bands.

So I decided to take the SD3presets site and roll it up into this website so that www.redgearmusic.com will be your one stop shop.  😁  You can find a good majority of the old posts from SD3prests (some posts I chose to not carry over) in our newly created Forums page.  You will need to register to post in the forums but registering also gives you the ability to comment on my blog posts as well!  So win/win?  Hahahah, who knows.  Oh, and if you are looking to find people to collaborate with, you’ll find a section in the forums for that as well!  

I have the next drum cover already in the works.  I am 90% solid during my practice sessions and hope to shoot it by next weekend with a release date for New Years Eve.  It’s a great genre of one my all time favorite bands.  I am super stoked for you guys to check it out!  OH!!!  Slightly modified RedGear Music logo…do you like?

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Happy Halloween! A New Themed Drum Cover & Other News

Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃 I released a Halloween drum cover about 2 weeks ago and is probably the first time I ever released a themed drum cover.  I wanted to originally put the song out today for Halloween but the song was featured in the new Halloween Kills movie and I decided to release it on the day the movie was released instead.  Additionally, there was no really good cover of the song on YouTube that was 100% accurate (not saying mine is either, but it’s damn close).

I’ve also been working on a huge project that I will release eventually on the YouTube channel.  The first month and a half was figuring out the best drum kit preset to use.  I got that figured out and now I am in the process of the rest of the project and as of today, I am 15% done with the project.  I still have a LONG way to go but I know some of it will go by quickly and I’m trying to get the difficult shit out of the way.  My projected completion date is late summer/early fall of 2022.  🤣😂

Then here on the website, I did upload one more Superior Drummer 3 project for download.  I chose to  upload the Three Days Grace song Just Like You.  Head on over to the Download section to the entire list.  Don’t forget about the Detailed View of all my projects (also found on the individual downloads pages) of what additional Superior Drummer 3 expansions you need for my project files.

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New drum cover released!

I released a new drum cover on August 11th and I wasn’t expecting too much traffic to it since it’s not a popular song from a non-popular band.  Man was I wrong!  While the views on the video are still rather low (for now), the comments I have gotten on it are all amazing.  It just goes to show how much people do support the work you put in on the channel.  Suprisingly, I recieved a comment from my dad, which tugged on my heart strings a little there; also the embaressment strings as well.  But I am not ashamed to know my parents have always supported me in my drumming adventure from a very young age.  Without them, I would not be playing at all!

I had a lot of fun (for the most part) doing this drum cover as I am a huge fan of Ra and I highly recommend everybody checking them out!  The recording process was frustrating at times because I messed up in the begining quite a bit -it always seem to happen that I mess up on easy shit as soon as the camera starts rolling.  From the very begining of planning this song out, I thought I would have to do this video in at least 2 takes because I am not a very good double bass player and the middle bridge features strictly that.  Nothing too hard, but for me, getting it clean would be key.  Suprisingly, I got in one take!  Well, minus the 7 other takes I did for the begining mess ups. 

Well, that’s all for today’s blog.  I am slowly uploading additional SD3 projects, so check the downloads section to see if anything is there that peaks your interest.  

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