NEWS

Sabian Presents Tollspire Chimes

If you are into a strange but comforting sound, you should definately check out the newest product from the great Sabian company. It's a whole set of mini - splashes called Sabian Tollspire Chimes. All of these are sized in quarter-inch increments from 4.75″ to 5.75″....

Schossleitner P-16 Drum Pedal

We are about to show you a very specific product. There is a lot of mystery concerning this device, but we are sure that someone will be interested in having one. That's a fact. Austrian company called Schossleitner Technologies came up with a drum pedal which looks...

25th Anniversary of AHEAD

When you think of products made by the AHEAD company, you probably think of something new, different and extremely useful. That is what the founding members were thinking about from the beginnig of it all. This great company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year....

TESTS AND REVIEWS

BeatIt Test: Zildjian Brilliant Finish Cymbal Polish

As en.beatit.tv viewers know, over the past few months, we have increased our drum gear testing activities regardless of what manufacturers they come from. Actually, we can't seem to kick the habit but we're not planning to stop, to be quite honest. Checking drum...

BeatIt Test: Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

The Zildjian L80 Low Volume cymbals are not the latest, however, they are still relatively new products in the market, which certainly need a little bit more time to become the classics that other cymbals from this renowned maker have. It is, therefore, a good idea to...

Beatit Test: Meinl HCS Trash Stacks

Effect cymbals are very popular nowadays. Many companies are inventing really crazy stuff to impress drummers. We have all that we can dream of: cymbals with holes, mini and maxi chinas, uneven shapes etc. Every year brings something new into that matter. But there is...

BEATIT.TV – THE DRUMMERS’ WEBSITE

Beatit.tv is a steadily growing website focusing on drums and drumming in the broad sense of the word. It was created by professionally active drummers, who make albums, have performed at the biggest and most prestigious venues and festivals in Poland (including the Przystanek Woodstock festival, which is the biggest in Europe) and know exactly what a drummer’s day-to-day existence is like, be it professional or amateur. We understand what it means to be uncertain as to what gear to choose and be afraid that our hard-earned money might not be utilized the way we want it to be. We know exactly how much time and effort it takes to master drumming theory and technique to a degree which enables playing with good instrumentalists in a good band. Also our gear got broken at some point (a cracked lug, damaged thread, bent hoop, rust stains on chromium-plated elements, battered heads or broken cymbals). Over the years, we have learned a trick or two to avoid or even eliminate such situations with the help of proper maintenance and playing technique. We, too, have experienced the frustration of not being able to tune our drums to get the sound we hear in our heads. On the other hand, we also know the satisfaction resulting from solving all these problems and achieving our goals. You have similar problems? Beatit.tv is a portal meant to function as a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge and tricks concerning the art of drumming. If you want to know what’s going on in the drumming world, you will find out about everything in our NEWS section. New drum kits, snare drums, cymbals, electronic drums, sticks, accessories and hardware, concerts, festivals, expositions, conventions, fair events, drum workshops and clinics, newly released albums, books, and much, much more. What’s the best purchase? Cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, Paiste or another Turkish, US or Canadian maker? Which model should it be? A drum kit from Tama, Pearl, DW, PDP, Sonor, Ludwig, Gretsch, Yamaha, Sakae, Mapex, Premier or Dixon? What about the snare drum? A Tama Iron Cobra or a Speed Cobra pedal? Perhaps a Yamaha Flying Dragon, Mapex Falcon or Pearl Demon? A DW 9000 or 5000? Or maybe Czarcie Kopyto or Axis? What cymbal stands and snare stands should I choose? What drum heads? Remo, Evans, Aquarian, Code, WS? What sticks will be the best? What about electronic drums? Roland, Korg, Alesis, KAT, Yamaha? What drum school (DVD, book) to choose? What drum cases, bags, earpieces, etc.? All of that is described in the TESTS/REVIEWS section. Also, BLIND TESTS, where we compare products from different manufacturers, should be helpful to you. Especially for beatit.tv viewers, we meet up with renowned drummers, percussionists, music producers, sound engineers, gear manufacturers, etc. If you want to know what established pros think about issues related to a drummer’s profession, e. g. practice, warm-up, the choice of instruments, hardware and accessories, studio technology, recording, mixing, the music business, drum clinics, workshops, as well as juicy anecdotes from working with big music stars, then the INTERVIEWS section is what you’re looking for. LIVE is where we present performances by renowned or promising drummers. Thanks to our cameras, beatit.tv viewers can see excellent sticksmen in action. We have already been trusted by the likes of Gergo Borlai, Dariusz „Daray” Brzozowski, Joe Crabtree (Wishbone Ash), Gabor Dorynei, Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep), Benny Greb, Gavin Harrison, Gerald Heyward (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige), Mike Johnston, Thomas Lang, Rick Latham, Kerim „Krimh” Lechner, Mike Mangini, Gary Novak, Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie), Kaz Rodriguez, James Stewart (Vader), Jason Sutter (Marilyn Manson, Chris Cornell, Foreigner), Shelton Woolright (I Am Giant) and countless Polish drummers. There is more coming, of course. All those interested in learning how to play the drums are invited to check out our SHOP section, where you can find a library of video files with lessons covering all levels, conducted by established drummers. The library will be systematically broadened and updated. Additionally, our online store offers beatit.tv T-shirts.