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New electronic drum kits from Alesis

New electronic drum kits from Alesis

Alesis are launching two new Special Edition electronic drum kits which feature mesh heads. Surge Mesh Special Edition The kit consists of: 10-inch snare drum pad Three 8-inch tom tom pads 8-inch mesh bass drum pad (a large surface area plays great with the included...

Larry Mullen Jr discusses his physical condition

Larry Mullen Jr discusses his physical condition

In a recent statement for The Washington Post (as transcribed by The Irish Sun), U2's co-founder and long-time drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, has discussed his plans for 2023. From that, it follows that the musician is struggling with a number of health issues and no-one...

New Premier snare drums

New Premier snare drums

Last month, Premier celebrated its 100th anniversary. On this occasion, the new owner has revamped the website, official social media profiles  and (most importantly) the instrument range. All detailed information can be found on the brand's official website:...

TESTS AND REVIEWS

What’s it like to work as a drummer?

What’s it like to work as a drummer?

Who is a drummer? A drummer is a musician who plays the drums. The drums are a percussion instrument that can be played with the hands, sticks, or other objects. Drummers typically play in a band or orchestra, but they can also play alone. Drummers have been around...

BeatIt Test: Sonor Limited Edition Bocote snare

BeatIt Test: Sonor Limited Edition Bocote snare

Some time ago, we were sent a sizeable parcel from the official Sonor distributor in our country - the Musik Meyer company, containing a Sonor One of A Kind Bocote snare drum kit. Already when unboxing and tuning the instrument, it was clear we were in for quite a...

BeatIt Test: Sonor AQX Stage Set

BeatIt Test: Sonor AQX Stage Set

Recently, we have been sent a sizeable parcel from the official Sonor distributor in our country - the Musik Meyer company, containing a Sonor AQ1 drum kit. Already when unboxing and tuning the kit, it was clear we were in for quite a treat. The testing drummer was...

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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.