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DrumTok

By Nate Testa & Austin Ware
Welcome to the DrumTok podcast where we don't just drum about it, we TOK about it!! In a nut shell we are just two drummers Toking drums, business and life. We will additionally be bringing on guests that will help you take a look into the mind of entrepreneurs, creators and musicians alike.

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#25: Mixing yourself w/ Timothy Roberts
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by cymbal smith, content creator, drum builder, live and session drummer, entrepreneur and owner of Reverie Drum Co. Timothy Roberts. Tim is so full of energy and passion all at the same time about everything he had his hands in. This was expressed all throughout our conversation during this episode! We started off by talking about how he is preparing for the Music City Drum Show in Nashville, phat snare drum misconception’s, how a day looks like for him, his top 3 snare drums, his story and his 5 ways to better mix yourself. Hope you guys enjoy! Tim’s 5 Ways to better mix yourself behind the kit: Physics (“the why”) of how sound travels Technique -  how to approach each element Perspective - “how it sounds in front” Choosing drums Choosing cymbals We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great nuggets that gets your mind digging for more about mixing yourself behind the kit. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by TAKING ACTION & DOING!! Make sure to keep up with Tim and all of his companies: Website ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:05:23
August 11, 2021
#24: Features of a Cymbal w/ Nicky Moon.
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by Master Cymbal Smith and owner of NickyMoon Custom Cymbals, Nicky Moon. Nick was such a wonderful person to talk to and brought such a unique persecutive that we don’t always get to hear, the perspective of a Cymbal Smith. We started off by talking about how we will be meeting in person at the first ever Music City Drum Show in Nashville, how a day looks like for him, his amazing trip that ties right into his background and his Five features that create a great sounding cymbal. Hope you guys enjoy! Also, here is the episode Nick did with Bart on the Drum History Podcast about Debunking Cymbal Myths that we talked on the podcast. It’s a great listen!! Nicky’s 5 features that create a great sounding cymbal: 1. Quality raw material 2. Good shape / profile 3. 2 T's - tension & taper 4. Creative vision 5. Craftsmanship We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great nuggets that gets your mind digging for more about cymbals. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by TAKING ACTION!! Make sure to keep up with Nicky and NickyMoon Custom Cymbals: Website | Instagram ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:05:07
July 28, 2021
#23: The Process of Recording Drums w/ Tony Interlande
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by Aluminum snare drumoholic 🥁🤓, session drummer, content creator, YouTuber, audio engineer, studio owner and General Manager of Drum Center of Portsmouth, Tony Interlande. I love bringing guests on that will give a unique perspective on life and drums that not many of us have access too. Tony offers that and so much more in this chat. We started off by talking about how a day looks like for him, shop stories, his background, his top 3 snare drum choices and his Five Ways to record a great drum sound. Hope you guys enjoy! Tony’s 5 Ways To Record a Great Drum Sound: Vision of the sound you want in the end Drum tuning and preparation THE ROOM Full multi-mic set up vs. minimal Mixing We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your life and drum recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to keep up with Tony and Drum Center of Portsmouth: Tony’s IG | DrumCenterNH IG | DrumCenterNH Youtube | DrumCenterNH Facebook | Drum Center of Portsmouth Website ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:18:38
July 14, 2021
#22: Recording Acoustic Drums with Purpose w/ Isra Batista
Whats up guy’s, It's Nate coming at you with another episode of DrumTok. This week I am joined by producer, session drummer, drum tech, audio engineer, drum builder, one of my best friends and Owner of River Bear Studios, Isra Batista. I am so excited about putting this episode out. Isra has experienced so much in his life as a person and a professional working in the industry. He has shared so much of that with me over the years and I’m excited for him to share pieces of it with you all in this episode. We caught up by talking about what a recording day looks like for him, his upbringing, drums of course and his Five reasons why recording real drums is important. Hope you guys enjoy! Isra’s Five reasons why recording real drums is important: The Experience It provides Value Opens Creativity - more options Provides the Human Element Easier to Mix We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your drumming and recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to keep up with Isra and River Bear Studios: Isra's IG | RBS IG | RBS Youtube | RBS Facebook | River Bear Studios Website ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:10:14
June 30, 2021
#21: Things to know before buying gear w/ Mike Dawson
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by educator, session drummer, content creator, blogger, podcaster and Chief Creative Officer for Drum Factory Direct, Mr. Mike Dawson. One thing you will notice with Mike is that he brings a sense of professionalism to every he does and it’s contagious. He really shows what it looks like when you give 110% to everything you work on.  We caught up by talking through how he goes about it day to day schedule, some sports talk and most importantly his 7 things to know before buying gear. Mike’s Five + Two things to know before buying gear: Sound comes from your imagination, hands, and your ears. The quality of the build is most important. Avoid trends. Find a centerpiece first. What do you need versus want. Are replacement parts available. Are there high quality cheaper alternatives? We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your gear buying journey. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check out how you can keep up with Mike: Instagram | Website | YouTube | Drum Candy Podcast | @drumfactorydirect | Drum Factory Direct  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:01:28
June 16, 2021
#20: Changing Your Perspective w/ Austin & Nate
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined with the greatest co-host in the bizz Austin Ware. We literally have note had a long conversation in a couple of weeks so it was nice to be able to chill out and just chat about live, how electric drums and samples are changing the game, rethinking creativity and of course social media. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great nuggets that help you shift your perspective on some things. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING and having good conversations by toking about it with friends &fellow drummers!! PS: Check out Austin's new single called Awareness now streaming on all platforms 🥁🙏🏻  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
55:14
June 2, 2021
#19: Big Fat Five Lessons w/ special guest Ben Hilzinger
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by hitter of circles, beard enthusiast, the BFSD social media/artist relations guy, drummer for Eve 6 and host of the podcast Big Fat 5, Ben Hilzinger. Talking with Ben is like talking to an old friend. We have known each other for a couple of years but it felt so natural just to talk about stuff, work schedule and asking him about life until this point. Including how he started working with Kris over at Big Fat Snare Drum and how he landed the gig with Eve 6. Additionally, Ben takes us into a deep dive of the 5 things he had learned from interviewing other drummers on his podcast Big Fat Five! Ben’s Big Fat Five Lessons 1. It’s all about dynamics and repeatability of dynamics 2. You are what you eat 3a. There is no one way to “make it” in this industry. 3b. Figure out who you are and be ok with having shortcomings in your playing. Seriously. 4. Stop looking everything up. 5. It’s all about choices. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your life and drumming tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check Ben’s Socials: Instagram | Website | Twitter | @bigfatsnaredrum | Big Fat Snare Drum Website | Eve 6 IG | Eve 6 Twitter Lastly, if you loved this podcast then you will love The Drum Click…the world’s first podcast network solely-dedicated to topics and conversations involving all things ‘drum’. The Drum Click is a curated group of podcasts designed to scratch every itch in your drumming brain. Head over to www.thedrumclick.com where you can stream every show. The Drum Click Network Shows: Drum History Big Fat Five  Drum Candy Sarah Hagan Backstage  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:24:46
May 19, 2021
#18: Part 2 - 5 ways to improve your drum recording w/ special guest Brody Simpson
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with Part 2 of my chat with Brody Simpson. Brody is not just an amazing person but a fantastic producer, engineer, content creator and session drummer. His videos on Instagram captivate so many people because of his creative approach to his drum sound and how he records drums! We sit down and talked about how life has been over the past couple of weeks, his daily schedule and how he got started doing the many things he does. Additionally, Brody takes us into a deep dive of the 5 ways to improve your drum recording. I’m super excited about this one and I hope you guys gain value from it. Brody’s 5 ways to improve your drum recording all ties together and I hope they all can help you understand recording and playing your drums that much more. So get out you note pad and enjoy Part 2 of my chat with Brody Simpson. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your recordings and drumming recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check Brody’s Socials: Instagram | website coming soon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
47:52
May 7, 2021
#18: Part 1 - 5 ways to improve your drum recording w/ special guest Brody Simpson
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode with special guest Brody Simpson. Brody is not just an amazing person but a fantastic producer, engineer, content creator and session drummer. His videos on Instagram captivate so many people because of his creative approach to his drum sound and how he records drums! We sit down and talked about how life has been over the past couple of weeks, his daily schedule and how he got started doing the many things he does. Additionally, Brody takes us into a deep dive of the 5 ways to improve your drum recording. I’m super excited about this one and I hope you guys gain value from it. Brody’s 5 ways to improve your drum recording all ties together and I hope they all can help you understand recording and playing your drums that much more. So get out you note pad and enjoy Part 1 of my chat with Brody Simpson. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your recordings and drumming recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check Brody’s Socials: Instagram | website coming soon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:06:47
May 5, 2021
#17: Confidence in Being Yourself w/ special guest Domino Santantonio
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate & Austin coming at you with another episode featuring tour drummer, session drummer, content creator, Drumeo Coach and our special guest Domino Santantonio.  Before 2020, Domino was doing all the normal things you do when wanting to make playing music for a living a reality. Then one day she posted a video on TikTok that will from that point on change her life forever. We talk about that and so much more. So buckle up and get ready to laugh, smile and think as we talk to the Happiest Drummer on the Internet! We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can then apply to your own lives and drumming in being the best version of yourself. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check Domino's Socials: Website | TikTok | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:00:22
April 21, 2021
#16: Seeing the bigger picture w/ special guest Chris Strawder
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode with special guest Chris Strawder. Chris has done so much in his career like singing, writing songs, being a YouTuber, playing multiple instruments and currently being the MD/Drummer for Grammy nominated artist Tauren Wells. We sat down and talked about how touring has been during this time, how he got started in drumming and most importantly What-aburger VS. In-n-out. Additionally, we talk through the 5 things as a drummer he has learned while also being the MD for Tauren Wells. Chris’s 5 thing’s being the MD had taught him as a drummer: How to listen to everything How to serve the music Patterns are important Working closely with the artist you get to see the bigger vision. Consistency is key. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can then apply to your own lives and drumming tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!! Make sure to check Chris’s Socials: Instagram || YouTube  The White Belts (band for Tauren Wells: Instagram  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:08:58
April 7, 2021
#15: 5 Favorite Drum Hacks w/ special guest David Raouf (rdavidr)
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode with special guest David Raouf. To my knowledge, David is one of the first YouTuber’s to centralize content around drum DIY hacks, maintenance and modding drums and through that has accumulated over 220K subscribers on his YouTube channel. We sat down and talked about his day job, how he got started in drumming, YouTube and most importantly snare drums lol 🥁🤓 Additionally, we talk through our favorite drum hacks along with how you can implement them into your mental tool box. David’s Top 5 Drum Hacks: Bass drum “attack patch” Tom arm sick holder Binder clip stick bag situation Felt pad bd beater Drum head pad holder My Top 5 Drum Hacks: Cymbal Felt Mallets Mr. Clean Drum Head Cleaning WD40 + aluminum foil = un-rusted hardware DIY emergency kit Sticky Gel letters (parity city or dollar store) instead of moon gel You can find a lot of these drum hacks and more all on David's YouTube channel linked below and this video he did for Drumeo. We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great tips that you can then apply to your own lives and mental tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is DO IT for yourself!! Make sure to check David’s Socials: Youtube || Instagram || Facebook  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
01:04:48
March 24, 2021
#14: Speechless Content w/ special guest Josh Harmon
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate & Austin coming at you with another episode with our special guest Josh Harmon. Recently, his TikTok video of recreating all the sounds from the cooking scene in Ratatouille with drums has captivated over 2% of the worlds population.  Needless to say, we had to get him on the podcast so we could hear his story and peel back the curtain on his content creation process and so much more. This was such a fun and informative episode that really reminds us that you can have fun, play drums, be yourself and create content all at the same time!!  We really hope you enjoy our chat with Josh and found some great tips that you can then apply to your own lives and the videos you create. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is DO IT for yourself!! Make sure to check Josh's Socials: Instagram | Tiktok | YouTube  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
54:39
March 10, 2021
#13: 5 ways to be yourself while creating content.
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode with my special guest and this week I am joined by my friend, session drummer Actor, comedian and food enthusiast Tim Baltes!!! If you have ever seen Tim's videos you know he is not shy about wearing his heart on his sleeve and sharing his journey, life and drumming through his content. Thats why I thought it would be perfect to bring him on and have him speak on ways we all can be our real selves while we create content. Tim's Five: 1) Be Honest.   2) Create in content formats that feel like you.   3) Use the tools that you thrive using.  4) Use your personality type to your advantage to connect with others the way you want to connect with them.  5) The only story you can rely on is your own. We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can then apply to your own content because the best thing you can do after listening to this is DO IT for yourself!! Tim's Socials & Drumless Tracks: Instagram | TikTok | Drumless Tracks  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
47:56
February 24, 2021
#12: The Future of Drumtok (The Big Announcement)
Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with the big announcement we have been wanting to share for the past couple of weeks. Austin was not  able to join me but I will explain why and speak on what the future looks like for DrumTok!  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned  in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
13:14
February 10, 2021
#11: 5 ways to improve your snare drum sound w/ special guest Kenny Sharretts
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode with my friend, fellow drum tech, drummer, stage manager and YouTube educator Kenny Sharretts. We both dive into the 5 ways to improve your snare drum sound.  Kenny’s 5 A non crispy bottom head usually tuned tight BUT NOT TOO TIGHT. Good wires that are properly aligned A good top head A solid tuning interval. Adaptability. From muffling to tuning for a situation know your drum, and what it takes to get the sound you need. Nate’s 5 Tune your snare drum Play around with snare wire tension Change out snare wires Clean hardware & tension rods Change out old drum heads for new I hope this information helps you improve your snare sound and encourages you to dive drum keys first into understanding the snare drum you have.  Here are a couple of ways you can find Kenny with all the content and services he provides. Youtube, Facebook, Instagram  Thank you again Kenny for coming on the show and providing us with your experience and knowledge 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
59:20
January 27, 2021
#10: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING but First....... Social Media
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate coming at you with a quick update on creating content as we mover into this new world of what 2021 is turning into. We can’t wait to tell you all the things coming for the podcast moving forward!! Stay Tuned! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
15:43
January 13, 2021
#9.5: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING but First.......
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate coming at you with a quick update and some thoughts on 2020 and how we approach 2021! We can’t wait to tell you all the things coming for the podcast moving forward!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
11:29
December 30, 2020
#9: Stages of Gear (for Practice)
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate and Austin and we are back with a new episode where we honestly just catch up and talk about life, news and how we approached and started practicing without and with physical drums. We really took some time to chill this episode and allowed the conversation to take us down its own course. Really hope you guys enjoy our crazy and unplanned conversation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We know this was a lot of information but we hope that you guys where able to gather the information that will best help you in your situation. If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
48:26
December 16, 2020
#8: The Stages of Gear (for recording & content creation)
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate and Austin and we are back with a new episode all about the stages of gear when it comes to recording and creating content. Our sole purpose with this episode is to make sure you guys don't just stay with what you have but improve it so that you are able to bring even more value to the people that follow you and future customers. This is definitely not an over night process and will take time but so worth it in the end!! Here are some of the things we talked about with links provided:  Stage 1: Just Using your phone Stage 2: Phone and alternative audio option (zoom Q2n (XY Microphone technique), Zoom H4n Pro) Stage 3: Phone to film, affordable interface (Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd gen ($110), Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen USB ($160), Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface ($500) ), one or two microphones (AT2020, Neat Worker Bee, Shure sm57), free DAW (Garage band (Apple Devices), Reaper) Honorable mentions Zoom LiveTrak L-8 8-channel Digital Mixer / Recorder - $350   sE Electric v7 - $99 PreSonus AudioBox Studio Ultimate - $310 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We know this was a lot of information but we hope that you guys where able to gather the information and gear that will best help you in your situation. If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
45:43
December 2, 2020
#7: Casey Cooper - The People's Drummer
Whats up guy!!! It's Nate and Austin back with a new episode joined by our friend and second featured guest on the show, Casey Cooper aka coop3rdrumm3r.  Casey has been involved in the online scene tacking all the way back to 2008 on Youtube creating videos in his dads living room to now having his own state of the art studio in Cooper Studios. This was such a great episode packed with so many amazing value bombs from Casey that are not just helpful but relatable.  Here are some things we chat with Casey about:  Some of his influences How he orchestrates his kit set up according to what he is playing and how it can be relatable to other drummers. His reasons behind what he does How he deals with negative comments The Viral Flaming stick video His signature snare with Pearl Drums Thoughts on endorsements Helpful tips for social media You can find Casey on Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube  on the regular, so hit him up and show some love! Here are some of the video's Casey talked about on the episode: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Cover Burn - Drum Cover with Fire Sticks - Ellie Goulding - Drumming With Fire WORLD'S BIGGEST DRUM COLLAB!? - 2M SUBS LIVE DRUM COVER! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I hope all of you got as much out of this episode as we did with our friend and featured guest Casey Cooper. Thanks again for coming on the show!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
55:36
November 18, 2020
#6: Internet drumming vs. Live drumming (Part 1)
In this episode Nate and Austin catch up after not talking to each other for a couple of weeks and chat about the different aspects of Internet drumming and Live drumming. Below are a couple of points we touch on and a couple of points we don't get a chance to talk about. In the end we hope this helps you understand both options and see that no matter which one you pick you are going to have to put a lot of work into it. Pros Internet drumming: work at home, different ways to make money, personalized fan base, you set your own schedule Live Drumming: traveling around the world, Energy of a live crowd, playing music with people Both: you get to play drums, vast opportunities for endorsements/sponsorships, hard work matters Cons Internet drumming: everything revolves around you, it gets lonely, energy comes from you Live drumming: you HAVE to have gigs to make money, time to do other things can be limited, you don’t have a choice in what music you play If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask through the links below!!!  🥁 🗣 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for tuning in and have a fantastic week! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: don't just DRUM about it, TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
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November 4, 2020
#5: Staying Creative in any Environment.
In this episode Nate and Austin catch up and chat about how to stay creative in any environment. We dive into why it's important to create and how you can stay creative throughout the business of life.  One of the main points we talk about it not giving excuses because you don't have the "right gear" or your scared of what people are going to think. You literally have NOTHING to loose and the only person holding you back is yourself.  Just do it and see what happens.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for tuning in and have a fantastic week! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
36:47
October 7, 2020
#4: Drum Set Up Gains!
In this episode Nate and Austin catch up and chat about the growth and changes that they have experienced in their drum set up.  We really wanted to take a step back this episode, relax and just catch up after a really long week. As always, we hope you guys enjoy our banter on drum set up, content and other things I can't remember right now lol Here is a look into our drum set up's so you get a visual idea of what we are talking about: Austin: set up Nate: set up Thanks for tuning in and have a fantastic week! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
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September 23, 2020
#3: Brayden Tabakian: Create Outside of the box.
In this episode Nate and Austin are joined by their first featured guest on the show, Brayden Tabakian. Brayden is 17 year old drummer that in just about a year made waves on a new app called Tiktok where he is now over 200k followers. We cover topics like the switch to Tiktok, content creation, drumming and faith. It was an absolute pleasure to have Brayden on the podcast and we are super excited to see him continue to grow as a person, creator and drummer. You can find Brayden on TikTok and Instagram on the regular, so hit him up and show some love!  Here are some of the video's Brayden talked about on the episode: The video that started it all on TikTok! Duet video over 7.1M I hope all of you enjoyed this episode with our first featured guest Brayden Tabakian because we loved having him on. If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review, Subscribe and and stay tuned for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it. Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
41:56
September 9, 2020
#2: The Process of Creating Content.
In this episode Nate and Austin dive head first into their thoughts on the ever growing process of content creation.    Process of creating content Create content around what you love and what you want to create. Take time to brainstorm and craft your content. This is the experimenting part of the process.  Set up and shoot content (Bring those ideas to life and shoot multiple pieces of content for multiple days if possible.)  The editing process with the video and audio part of your content depending on what you’re using to create that content. Remember to just have fun with all of this and make it your own!! Here are a couple of videos we mentioned in this Episode:  Austin's first paint videos: 1)Tiktok   2)Tiktok   3)Instagram  Nate's quarantine drum video: 1)Tiktok   2)Tiktok   3)Instagram   I hope all of this helps and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast. Subscribe and stay tuned for future episodes!!  Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram
48:24
August 26, 2020
#1: Networking & Posting Content
In this episode Nate and Austin introduce the podcast and dive head first into their thoughts on networking and creating content.      Networking tips Live in an area that gives you the opportunity to volunteer( get yourself out there) or work with different people in the field you want to work in. Create social content that gets you in front of people and in turn helps you work with people all over the world. Use social media to message people you want to learn from or work with. Get to know people for who they are not what they can "give you." Creating content Just create content! Quality can always be a goal to achieve but you have to start creating first. Be willing to look at examples of people that are doing it to use it as motivation. I hope all of this helps, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask either of us. Appreciate all of you guys and we will talk with you next week. Thanks for checking our first podcast. Stay tuned for episode 2!! Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram  Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram 
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August 11, 2020