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Name your legends; none used
Well since you think you know so much, how about Kenny Sharrett's, the man that's considered the best in the world currently? Look at his resume. You can't even begin to hold a candle to who he has worked for. A simple review of his Youtube channel shows he uses a TuneBot and Drum Dial religiously.

Kenny Sharretts

Professional Backline Technician (Drum/Keyboard/Playback) & Stage Manager [email protected]



TOURING TECH WORK HISTORY


Dead & Co/Mickey Hart April 2021 - Present

2021 North American Tour, Festivals, Planet Drum Shows

Drum Technician for Mickey's Main Kit, The Beam, and The Wall Of Drums



Elvis Costello March 2018 - 2021

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One Offs

Ableton Playback Tech

Drum Technician: Pete Thomas

Keyboard Technician: Steve Nieve


Stevie Wonder Aug 2007- June 2019

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One offs

Drum Tech /Stage Manager

Drummers: Stanley Randolph, Chris Johnson, Lil John Roberts, & Stevie Wonder

Percussionists: Fausto Cuevas, Munyungo Jackson, & Roland Garcia Jr



Janet Jackson October 2015 - December 2017

State Of The World Tour, Unbreakable World Tour

Drum Tech/Programmer/DJ Tech - Programmed Yamaha DTX Systems

Drummer: Lil John Roberts DJ: DJ Aktive



Puff Daddy May 2016 - October 2016

Bad Boy Records Family Reunion Tour

Backline Crew Chief- Keyboard Tech/Drum Tech/Programmer/DJ Tech

Keyboard Programming For Roland Jupiter 80, G8, System 1, JD-XA, Moog Voyager, Korg MS2000, Logic Pro

Drums, Percussion, and programming for a DTX, SPDS-X, and SPDS

Keyboardists: Marcus Kincey, and Adam Blackstone

Drummers: Eric "Boots" Greene, Rex Hardy, Gerald Heyward, and Lamont Syndor



Train Oct 2013 – Sept 2015

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One offs

Drum Tech/Programmer - Programmed Yamaha DTX Systems

Drummers: Scott Underwood, Drew Shoals



Rihanna April 2011- July 2013

Diamonds World Tour, 777, Talk That Talk World Tour, The Loud World Tour

Drum/ Percussion /Keyboard Tech/Programmer Programming included Turbo KATS, Akai Samplers, Yamaha Electronics, Roland Electronics, as well as integrating via MIDI Roland & Korg Keyboards including Fantom G, Jupiter 80, V-Synth, Kronos and MainStage/Komplete in Logic Pro 9. Drummer: Chris Johnson



Enrique Iglesias – Drum/Percussion Tech Jingle Ball Tour December 2010

Drummer: Van Romaine



30 Seconds To Mars - Stage Manager, Bass/Digital Tech Taste of Chaos Tour 2007

Bassist/Keyboardist: Matt Wachter



American Idols Live 2006 - Drum, Keyboard, Ableton Tech June 2006 – Sept. 2006

Drummer: Aaron Spears

Keyboardists: Dave Kochanski, and Andy Weiner



Kelly Clarkson - Drum/Keyboard/Pro Tools Tech 2006 European Tour.

Keys/Pro Tools: Corey Churko

Drums: Derek Wyatt

Joss Stone – Drum Tech 2005 American and European Tours June 2005 - Dec 2005



Kenny Aronoff -

Michelle Branch “Are You Happy Now 2003 Summer Tour” April 2003 - August 2003

Melissa Etheridge “Summer Skin Tour 2002” May 2002 – Sept. 2002



Joss Stone

Drum Tech 2005


Smashmouth 2004

Drum & Percussion Tech

Drummer: Michael Urbano



SXSW FADER FORT Stage Manager for The Fader Fort Stage 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Production Manager Howard Hopkins



The Mrs/Super Fleek : November 2015- June 2019

Prod Manager/Playback Engineer/Programmer/Backline/Stage Manager (Ableton, and Pro Tools)




REFERENCES UPON REQUEST



EDUCATION

B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin 1992



QUALIFICATIONS



- Comfortable with traveling, and familiar with stadium, arena, shed, festival, promo, corporate, and club level touring. 20 years of A level International Touring experience.

· Experienced the execution of production tasks with multiple time lines. I can also pack a truck well.

· Windows and Mac literate. Software experience includes Abelton Live, Komplete, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Word, & Excel. Drum Pad programming experience includes all Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, and DrumKat Modules. As far as keyboards go, I have experience programming most Roland, Korg, and Yamaha keyboards, I have experience programming soft synths as well as real synths. I also have experience with Real Grand Pianos, Hammond B3’s, Leslies Cabinets, Vox Organs, and a vast array of legacy synths such as Moog’s Voyager, Korg’s MS 2000, Roland’s Jupiter 80, JP 8000, 8080, and many more.

. Experienced in obtaining, and maintaining artist endorsements, and maintaining supply inventories.

· Experience with Live & Recorded TV performance including: The Voice, I Heart Radio Festivals, The Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, SNL, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Today, X Factor, American Idol, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TRL, PBS Soundstage, 20th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Much Music Video Awards, and many more.

 

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This went south fast...LOL

I don't use it as a crutch, I use it like all modern technology, to make my life easier and/or more convenient. Most people in the audience or my band won't hold it against me for using a TuneBot. For anyone who does it any other way, great, it works for you and that is all that matters.
 

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Oh, look, another one! Considered one of the best in the world - uses a TuneBot

Rich Redmond is an award-winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. As an in-demand artist, Rich has recorded/toured/performed with: Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Deana Carter, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt, Emily West, Chris Cornell, Kelsea Ballerini and many others.


I could post several more since I was challenged to do so, but two of the best in the game should be enough.
 

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people had less trouble tensioning drums
before the internet.
Had less trouble with drums period.
In the days of felt under every head ?
I prefer to make my toast every morning with the fire I build in my backyard .
You younguns don’t know what you’re missing …
Life was simpler before cars as well ..
Heck it was great when we lived in caves ..
 

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I see Swarfrat beat me to the punch.

What is a “ Swarfrat “ by the way ?
 

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A nick I stole long ago before the internet became one big place. Swarf is metal turnings and chips from machining operations.
 

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indefinite -pitch
Doesn’t mean a drum won’t sound better completely in tune with itself, and you can also use it as a reference to get to that sound again easily.
 

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I can do all that with my drums manually;
I also think either Drum Watch/ Drum Dial/ can skip right over right past- some settings;
there's some settings either gauge miss.
Fine tuning is really by-hand and ear not eye. I have no problem with it. Wouldn't have it any other way.
Pretty hard to mess up USA Gretsch and old 40s WFL snares anyways
you'd have to have a pretty bad ear
Altho I did hear a fella once tension all character out of a USA Custom set and thought 'wow that's impressive"
how'd he do that.
I've owned a Tama Watch since about 1997 I use it and maintain it; I just don't have to- retension my Gretsch - or my WFL's often
After getting them right once- usually lasts
 
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I can do all that with my drums manually;
I also think either Drum Watch/ Drum Dial/ can skip right over right past- some settings;
there's some settings either gauge miss.
Fine tuning is really by-hand and ear not eye. I have no problem with it. Wouldn't have it any other way.
Pretty hard to mess up USA Gretsch and old 40s WFL snares anyways
you'd have to have a pretty bad ear
Altho I did hear a fella once tension all character out of a USA Custom set and thought 'wow that's impressive"
how'd he do that.
If you’ve never used one how do you know what it skips over ??

Why do you want to fight everyone on this ??

Mellow out man ……

We get it , you don’t like the device …
 

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If you’ve never used one how do you know what it skips over ??

Why do you want to fight everyone on this ??

Mellow out man ……

We get it , you don’t like the device …
It has been my experience that people who don’t know how to use them properly always give reasons of why they don’t need it. Ironically you see many of the same responses when people debate on playing with a click versus playing without one..
 

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I think it's not a hard skill to develop- unless you have a flexible troublesome drum- to teach your self to tension perfectly from ear.
Plus your drums will sound better.

I still use the Tama Tension Watch. What happens is after a while you use it to check and find out you were pretty spot on-by hand. Turning evenly two keys opposite.
Like checking the air in tire after you've filled it- you can "guess" the filling (tensioning) duration. Just by time and your compressor (tire) or hand arm number of turns (drum)
 
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I think it's not a hard skill to develop- unless you have a flexible troublesome drum- to teach your self to tension perfectly from ear.
Plus your drums will sound better.

I still use the Tama Tension Watch. What happens is after a while you use it to check and find out you were pretty spot on-by hand. Turning evenly two keys opposite.
Like checking the air in tire after you've filled it- you can "guess" the filling (tensioning) duration. Just by time and your compressor (tire) or hand arm number of turns (drum)
You use a device after all that blowharding around ???

Baby Dodds nor Tony Williams had one ???
 

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I still use the Tama Tension Watch.
Ah! So make ignorant comments about people using different tuning tools while claiming you get it done perfectly by ear, only to come back later to say you use a tuning tool.

Go figure....
 

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Ah! So make ignorant comments about people using different tuning tools while claiming you get it done perfectly by ear, only to come back later to say you use a tuning tool.

Go figure....
In Joes defense, he’s certainly anything but “ ignorant “
 


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