The Drummer - Adam Falkner
Adam Falkner is a busy UK session drummer and musical director. Recent highlights include touring and recording with Dido, Babyshambles, Amy Macdonald, and One Eskimo.
Adam is no stranger to sampling drum kits, having done many sample libraries for other manufacturers. He has the patience of a saint, which is thoroughly needed when focusing on recording each drum meticulously at varying velocities. Working in tandem with Martin Oldham from Drum Tech Support, Adam got the best out of this hybrid Yamaha Kit.
The Engineer - Alan Moulder
Alan Moulder really needs no introduction. Voted UK Producer of the year in 2014 for the BRIT awards and Music Producers Guild Awards, Alan is one of the UK's most sonically innovative Alternative Rock Producer/Mixers. Working prolifically in the UK and USA, Alan has been at the helm of some of rock music's most iconic records and his credits include Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, My Bloody Valentine, Them Crooked Vultures, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin, Death Cab For Cutie, Foals and Royal Blood.
Alan was the perfect choice to mix this classic sounding 70s rock kit.
The Drum Tech - Martin Oldham
Martin Oldham is a professional drum technician who specialises in studio and live work. He has worked with many artists across different genres of music including Tinie Tempah, The Libertines, Beady Eye, Chic, Earth Wind and Fire, The Roots, Pendulum, Friendly Fires and Pete Cater to name a few. His work can be heard on albums recorded in top studios throughout the UK - many of which have utilised his large collection of vintage drums which range from the 1920's to present day.
"When I was approached to be involved with the Drumdrops project it was something that I couldn't say no to as it echoes my beliefs in drum recording - getting the right sound at source. By using good drums, the correct drum heads and accurate tuning, the drums are given the best platform to shine as instruments. The utilisation of good mics, placement and understanding of the engineers craft is where Drumdrops excel to bring the artist a pure drum sound." Martin Oldham
The Drum Owner - Ben Hillier
The Slingerland kit is owned by Producer (and Drummer) extraordinaire Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode / Blur / The Magic Numbers / Elbow). Ben is best-known for his original approach to production. He has been involved in building studios all over the world, including a palace in Morocco for Blur’s ‘Think Tank’ album, to an abandoned schoolhouse on the banks of Loch Ness for Doves’ ‘Some Cities’. In 2006 Ben decided to put his heart and soul into Miloco’s Pool where this Slingerland kit now resides. This kit is the go to kit for Ben and it is usually the first kit he will jump to when recording or for live work.
The Developer - Channel Robot
Channel Robot was founded in 2009 in Melbourne Australia. Channel Robot specialise in developing unique powerful virtual instruments for Kontakt using Native Instruments' KSP scripting language and high quality sample sets. Channel Robot build their own instruments. license their technology and provide design and development services to the audio industry.
The UI Designers - Ether Creative
Ether are a design-led digital agency. Reigning from Maidstone in south-east England the small but perfectly formed team design and build mobile sites and apps, PHP based software systems and of course websites. They blend up a mix of bleeding edge design and development techniques, thorough research and planning plus a real dedication to their craft.