Wow! A few days at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2016 provided me with big doses of information and inspiration. Lots of great instruments and gear including the aFrame--an electronic frame drum from ATV Corporation www.atvcorporation.com
Matt Billingslea's clinic, Half Man, Half Machine: Exploring Sound Design, Hybrid Kits, and Samples gave me insight into how drummers are blending electronics with their acoustic kits.
The University of Tennessee at Martin World Ensemble's concert was lots of fun. These college students performed with excellence along with showmanship and enthusiasm. Great teaching from Dr. Julie Hill and Dr. Josh Smith.
Always good to hang out with Neil Grover at the Grover Pro Percussion booth. Check out the new Shakerz at www.groverpropercussion.com