Buck Nelson rides again, and this time takes you deep into the heart of the heart of DW drums!
Whether it’s all-in-one loop recorders, ethereal drone oscillators, masochistic fuzz machines, classic etherwave-theremins or one of our vintage analog synthesizers. We are one of the few places where you can find them all. Be sure to stop by and check out these otherworldly oddities.
Critter and Guitari Sound Recording Box
Switch it on and it starts playing from the beginning. Press the top button to begin a new recording. Press again to end. A new track is added and the recording begins to play in a loop. Use the volume and speed/direction knobs to manipulate the sound. Additionally there is a button to change the speed control from continuous to stepped (locked into 15 steps along the harmonic series). With the left and right buttons you can skip to all the other recorded tracks.
Skychord Electronics – King Capitol Punishment
The Utopia Synth consists of four square wave oscillators grouped into two sets. Within each set one is the modulator and the other is a modulated (main) oscillator. Chaotic inter-modulation between the oscillator pairs create deep exploding sideband frequencies the utopia synth delivers a versatile and wide ranging tapestry of sounds from harmonic bliss to cacaphonic terror. Get ready to unleash super huge dreamy drones or drastic painful nightmares of absolute noise, all with the flick of a switch.
Sleepdrone5 is a four oscillator drone machine. Each oscillator features discrete output, pitch tuning, pitch range selection, volume level, added tweak bus feature, on/off control,. The output of the oscillators are summed together and inter-(ring)modulated into a fifth “mix out” with master volume control.
Catch Buck as interviews with Jonathan Mover at Skyline Studio, checks out some snares, discusses muffling with Gary Forsyth, and sprinkles a little of that Buck-Wisdom around. And stay tuned for a hang with Marco Minnemann.
We’ve got a @#$%load of Dream cymbals here until Wednesday when unsold models will sadly be returned to the manufacturer. Come by and check these pies out! If you’ve never heard them you might just fall in love. They have some of the best qualities of old K’s and are really, really inexpensive and come with a respectable, 2 year warranty. Even the pickiest cymbal snobs find a few that blow them away. Our racks and stands are covered with about 90 of them right now so come on out.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working quietly and stealthily putting up new shelving for drumheads and a new rack for sticks. It’s no secret that Main Drag is the poster child for Triboro Shelving, and we’ve leveraged their extensive catalog once again. The heads are now living in two 12′ high shelf units that allow short and tall alike easy access to the most used sizes. The flimsy, hard to reach bass drum head shelf above the door to the amp testing room has been blitzed and replaced by two grey towers, almost gleaming in powdercoat gray. But here’s the best part: We have room for a lot more variety now. Look for more Evans and finally expect to see Aquarian.
The drumstick rack has been moved, redesigned, and repositioned. For those of you familiar with the store, we decided that the corner where the heads remain was a bit gloomy and crowded (sorry heads) so we moved the stick rack under the wall of drums over in the corner by the parts. It’s a straight shot into the store and back to the sticks, which is good due to the steady procession of stick buyers. The rack itself is once again from Triboro, and a plinth was built to go underneath it built by David Hollier that will hold backstock drumsticks so that ultimately, we’ll never run out of your fave sticks again. We hope that all of this makes your supply shopping easier. Next project will be a cymbal shelving unit so that crappy old box full of cymbals on the floor will be be trashed. Everybody complains about it, and we want Main Drag customers to experience fahrvergnügen every time they walk in.
Get a load of the drummer on this one. He’s in it to win it!