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Remo Clear Emperor heads; Black Cymbal Nutz from Pimpco, Vic Firth sticks; Custom Chequerplate LED rack; ddrum triggers
“We’ll sit down and literally brainstorm the set in five minutes. I’ll take it home, have a look at it, maybe make a few changes, then he might make some changes and we literally develop the set on paper together.
“We both have a lot of experience so we know how it’s going to flow, then I’ll mock it up on Ableton, just with mp3s, make the mixes and send it to him.
“If it’s good I’ll then go and program the whole thing on the MPC. Then we take it to the rehearsal room. Sometimes even then things will change.
“When we came out the first day on this tour we dropped a song after the first show because it wasn’t quite flowing. It’s an organic, dynamic process. It takes a while, but because Elliot’s very organised it’s very clear-cut and efficient.”
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