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EP4: Welch Tuning Systems - Simplifying the Way We Tune Our Drums

April 13th, 2018

What do you get when a drummer who’s had enough of individually tuning up to 20 points on a drum comes to his senses and realizes there’s got to be an easier way? You get Welch Tuning Systems!
 
Welch Tuning Systems CEO Samuel Welch joins us in this episode to share his story of how his frustration when tuning his drums came to an end with the creation of his single-point tuning system.  Using a bass guitar tuning peg, he and his team eventually figured out how to replace the multiple tuning pegs on a drums with a single wire system to ensure both heads on a drum were tightened exactly the same, making it easier for drummers to find their sweet spot and adjust a drum’s tuning in mid-performance.
 
While it isn’t publicly available quite yet, their presence at NAMM this year proved to them that there is a ton of potential, demand and excitement for what they are doing. 
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EP3: ToneAlly - Behind NAMM’s 2018 Best Teaching Tool

April 6th, 2018

What’s it like to come up with an idea for a drum teaching tool just a few short years ago and then be named the Best Teaching Tool in 2018 at the NAMM Show?
 
Tony McNally, popular drummer and inventor, joins us from his studio in the UK to share his story of how he came up with the idea for the ToneAlly, the success he’s had with it so far, the feedback and testimonials he’s received from some of drumming’s major players, and the incredible experiences he’s had at NAMM and bringing the product to the international stage.
 
You can learn more about Tony at https://www.toneally.co.uk/about-me
 
You can find the ToneAlly on the web at https://www.toneally.co.uk
 
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EP2: Mukikim - Music and Childlike Wonder for Adults and Kids

March 30th, 2018

Are you a parent looking to get your kids started on piano or drums but either can’t afford to purchase yet or don’t want to purchase one yet due to size and volume? Or are you a music industry veteran looking for a fast, convenient and affordable piano or drum option to take on the road with you?
 
Mukikim, a toy brand based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has released a line of portable tabletop musical instrument products called “Rock and Roll It!” that allows you to do just that: rock out during your practice time and roll it up when you’re done!
 
Robert Sheets from Mukikim joins us to discuss what the products are, who they are for, and the inspiration behind why they created them. He also fills us in how how to pronounce the name of the company and explains where the name came from too!
 
You can learn more about the Rock and Roll It products, along with all of Mukikim’s products, at http://www.mukikim.com/rock-and-roll-it.html
 
Find Mukikim on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mukikimtoys/
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EP1: SN3 Innovations - Achieving True Sound Activation Mode in Entertainment Lighting

March 20th, 2018

Are you a DJ or lighting technician who is sick of not having "true sound activation mode" on your fixtures?

Greg Notaro, co-founder of SN3 Innovations Lighting Entertainment, joins Matt Jacoby of Octave Media in our first-ever podcast episode of Behind the Backline. After meeting Greg at the 2018 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California this past January, we learned a great deal about the limitations that come with most professional entertainment lighting products on the market today and what SN3 Innovations has engineered to solve these issues. 

View the show notes on this episode's web page: http://octv.me/2pwVBaO

 

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