Congratulations Mike Johnston!

Mike has been nominated for the 2011 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Awards in the Clinician/Educator category. The voting goes from January 1st through February 15th. Go to and give Mike your vote!

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December 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized

Aquarian Welcomes Steve Schaeffer

We are proud to announce that Steve Schaeffer has joined the Aquarian artist family!

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Steve Schaeffer is one of the most highly regarded and prominent Hollywood recording musicians who has played on 1000 feature films and Sound Tracks including:

Jerry Goldsmith, (“LA Confidential”), (“Airforce One”), (“The Edge”), (“Along came a Spider”), (“Star Trek” “Nemesis”) (“Looney Tunes: Back in Action”).
John Williams, (“Indiana Jones”), (“Close Encounters”), (“Amistad”), (“Catch Me If You Can”), (“War of the Worlds”).
Howard Shore, (“Big”), (“Mrs. Doubtfire”), (“Seven”), (“The Truth about Cats and Dogs”), (“The Panic Room”), (“The Score”).
Alan Silvestri (“Bodyguard”), (“Forest Gump”), (“Mouse Hunt”), (“What Lies Beneath”), (“What Women Want”) and (“Castaway”), (“the Mexican”) (“Polar Express”).
David Newman, (“Anastasia”), and (“Bowfinger”), (“Galaxy Quest”), (“Ice Age”), (“How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days”), (“Serenity”).
James Newton Howard, (“The Fugitive”), (“Outbreak”), (“Space Jam”), (“King Kong”)
Babyface (“Waiting to Exhale”).
Michael Giacchino, (“The Incredibles”).
Randy Newman (“Meet the Fockers”), (“Pleasantville”), (“Monsters Inc”), both (“Toy Stories”), (“Cars”) and on many other films with Bill Conti, Dave Grusin, Patrick Williams, and Henry Mancini.

Steve has also been featured on hundreds of television Shows, Dozens of Gold and Platinum records ranging from Barbra Steisand’s Broadway albums both 1 & 2 and Toots Thielmans “Brazil 2″, to GRP recordings with Diane Shurr and Stan Getz (“Timeless”) and Harry Connick Jr., Steve has also played more than 12 Grammy Award Shows and Academy Awards Shows.
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December 17, 2010 at 9:14 am / Posted in: Artist News

Randy Black’s “The Black Book”

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Randy Black is synonymous with extreme metal drumming and with many years of performance and teaching experience behind him, the master is releasing this 2 DVD, limited edition, digipack pack so that anyone can benefit from his wealth of knowledge. Visit for further details.

“What started out as a plan to record a few songs in pro quality for promotional purposes ended up being this double DVD, filmed and recorded at Monongo Studios in Berlin, Germany. When I approached ROAX films about it they suggested I do a full-fledged instructional DVD. It was not my original plan but after thinking it over and coming up with a concept I thought I’d give it a shot.

It also had to do with the fact that I’d been teaching for quite a few years and knew I had something to offer to a wide variety of levels of players. I hope you can take something from these DVDs and apply it to your playing in your own personal way.

With today’s recording methods it’s very common that certain programs/software are used to improve or fix someone’s playing; it’s standard procedure. I wanted this DVD to be “old school” in the sense that there was not one note I played that was moved or quantized. Nor were there any samples used. I wanted the listener/viewer to hear and see how I play naturally and how the drum kit sounds acoustically. Every single drum note you hear played on this DVD was played … » Continue Reading


December 13, 2010 at 10:58 am / Posted in: Artist News

Ed and Nate G.O.M.C. (Get Off My Case)

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Nate Walker (Lit, Kerli) and Ed Udhus (Zebrahead) from G.O.M.C. custom flight/road cases.

Ed and Nate are both Aquarian drum head artists, but when they’re not touring, recording or playing shows they run and operate the successful Orange County California case company, Get Off My Case. G.O.M.C has been going strong for over 8 years now and the company has grown far beyond designing and building just drum cases which happens to be their specialty. They have expanded their cliental to medical, stage and lighting, sports teams and of course just about any touring band you can think of. For more info and a list of clients check out email [email protected] for quotes and questions. Make sure to include in your email that you saw this on for discounts on our standard two drum case configuration… » Continue Reading


December 10, 2010 at 9:30 am / Posted in: Artist News