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Kenny  Sharretts is an A-level drum and keyboard tech, and stage manager based in Austin, TX  He’s worked alongside artists like Elvis Costello, Janet Jackson, Train, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, just to name a few.  He’s also known for teching for drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Aaron Spears, Stanley Randolph, etc… On the outstanding Podcast 1800 Drums he give the listener invaluable information about how to be a great drum tech to up your game. He also give a terrific…

Robert Rondinelli is a rock drummer best known for his work with the hard rock/heavy metal bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, The Lizards, and Rondinelli. In July 2013, Rondinelli was announced as the new drummer for the Axel Rudi Pell band. How long have you been drumming and how did you get started? I always wanted drums as a kid, but we lived in Brooklyn and my parents thought guitar…

Stephen Salamunovich began his professional life as a musician performing and recording as a vocal soloist with such groups as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Opera Company, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the soundtrack of “The Godfather” and the Disney recording of “It’s a Small World.” As a studio drummer, keyboardist and vocalist he has worked and recorded with numerous artists including contemporary jazz artists Gerald Albright, David Benoit, Peter White, renowned bluesman Doug MacLeod, Taylor…

Rob Hammersmith is the Drummer in legendary hard rock band Skid Row. Why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors in general? Like many musicians, I was always chasing consistency and more control with onstage sound. Moving from room to room, night after night creates an endless list of variables that affect what we hear. The transition to in-ear monitoring is the most significant step any musician can make in eliminating many of these variables…

Abraham Sanchez is an OC/LA based Drummer known for his soulful, pocket, solid grooves & disciplined style of drumming. Abe’s professional career has spanned from performing in local clubs to touring nationally & internationally. Abe has become a very well recognized and respected musician in the Latin Music & American Music community Why did you decide to transition from wedges to In ears? Being a drummer it is difficult to dial in a good sounding…

 Javo Barrera, Pro Drummer for Franco De Vita ¿Por qué decidiste hacer la transición de monitores de piso a los monitores en el oído en general? Como músico de sesión y en vivo me pareció la solución perfecta , para sentir la referencia de estudio en mis oídos , pero con la energía de en vivo. ¿Cuándo finalmente se canso de las bocinas de piso? Después de 12 años de usar bocinas de piso ¿Cómo…

“Nothing else on the market compares to the low end and isolation I get from my UE11s. They don’t just allow me to hear the intricacies in music, they help me FEEL the music- from traveling, to performing, to relaxing at night, or even just as ear plugs in loud environments.” When and why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors in general? I was playing in a band using a lot…

Mike Dawson and Chris Laxamana of the Adam Carolla Show reviewed the UE Sound Tap on Chris Laxamana’s The Water Cooler podcast, episode #061. – Listen to the full episode here Dawson says, “If you are a fucking stage drummer or a bar drummer and you have Ultimate Ears then number 1 – you need this thing!” “It’s a 5x6x2 box that works as a patch to your in-ear monitors. It takes a speakon cable…

First Look at the Ultimate Ears Sound Tap One of the best parts about writing in the music tech space is helping musicians find the tools that will make their lives easier and their sound better. I’ve had the pleasure of guiding countless bands around the world through building In Ear Monitor rigs on a budget. It’s never just as easy as buying the buds. Wireless and installed monitoring systems are expensive, headphone amps are hard to…

There is exciting news, and then there is EXCITING NEWS!!  This is the later. Ultimate Ears today announced the arrival of the new UE PRO 18+. For more than 20 years, Ultimate Ears Pro has been the trusted custom in-ear monitor brand for musicians and professionals around the world. Music lovers have also been drawn to the full product lineup for its precise sound, and now, UE Pro’s best-in-class flagship product is even better. The…