Damien Schmitt was in town this past weekend working on a new album. Amazing as always!! Here is a sneak peek.
Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:25 am / Category: Artist News
Mike and Terry and a little impromptu drum jam at the Drum Channel.
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 8:54 am / Category: Artist News
Aquarian Artist and educator Martin Ranscombe is part of the newly launched drumming educational site Sticks In Motion
Posted: July 18, 2014 at 9:07 am / Category: Artist News
Joe Ciucci restores his Grandfather’s 1940 Slingerland Radio Kings back to their original glory. The kit is topped off by Aquarian’s American Vintage Series drumheads to capture that calfskin look and feel. Special thanks to Mike Froedge and Open Sky Studio for capturing some awesome tones from this restored treasure.
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 10:52 am / Category: Product News
"I grew up playing calfskin drumheads, from a young kid studying the drums to landing the drum chair with Benny Goodman in my early 20′s. Every night we would play "Sing, Sing, Sing", the song that made Gene Krupa famous. That calfskin sound was soaked into me because the song featured the tom toms all the way through and I played it every night for 3 years. I remember thinking we will never be able to reproduce this sound with plastic heads. I am proud to say that Aquarian Drumheads has achieved the impossible! Our new Modern Vintage II and Deep Vintage II drumheads sound as good as the calf heads I played on "Sing, Sing", Sing" in 1958 with Benny Goodman."
A very special #flashbackfriday! On this day, June 13th 1980, Roy Burns and Ron Marquez launched Aquarian Accessories.
Posted: June 13, 2014 at 9:13 am / Category: Artist News
Brand new vid from Aquarian/Pearl/Paiste/Vic Firth artist Marc Atkinson. This video features Marc playing the iconic Gadd/Corea tune "Nite Sprite". Eric Marienthal and Matt Bissonette are playing the sax and bass parts respectively. Awesome job from everyone! Special thanks to Jamie Borden and Studio 824 for the boss recording facility.
Posted: June 16, 2014 at 9:49 am / Category: Artist News
Mike Froedge put together this video to showcase a couple of his favorite Aquarian drumhead models. First up are the coated Response 2 tom heads, Hi-Velocity snare head and coated Force I bass drumhead. Next are the new Modern Vintage II tom and snare heads and the Deep Vintage II bass drumhead. These two different series sound amazing on Mike’s vintage 70’s Slingerland kit. All wonderfully recorded at Mike’s facility called Open Sky Studio. http://www.openskystudioatlanta.com
A company called Story Eye Media recently put together an amazing video about Mike Johnston and Mikeslesson.com Very inspirational!
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Posted: May 28, 2014 at 8:42 am / Category: Artist News
A little clip of Keith “Stix” McJimson on a recent hit with Charice. Layin’ it down!
Posted: May 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm / Category: Artist News