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Winter NAMM 2017: Pearl Mimic Pro

The unmatched realism of Steven Slate Drums 5 comes to the stage in the Pearl Mimic Pro drum module. Access 60 world-class drum kits sampled in some of the finest studio spaces. Then blend each kick, snare, tom, and... Read more »

Dueling Drummers: Nick D’Virgilio and Mike Johnston of MikesLessons.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgus-9_jNz0 Find out what happens when two world class drummers join forces in the Sweetwater Performance Theatre. Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio is joined by Mike Johnston of... Read more »

The Journey of a Pearl Music City Custom Drum Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8rSBFOCDjA Join Nick D'Virgilio as he heads down to the Pearl factory in Nashville to witness the birth of a Music City Custom drum kit. You'll get to see how the kit is built, then... Read more »

Pearl Ash Cajon and Eco Acoustic Cajon Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbEVlZ0cCY Nick D'Virgilio presents two cool cajons from Pearl: the Ash Cajon and the Eco-Acoustic Cajon. Ash is a light and resonant wood that, as the resonator of the Pearl Ash... Read more »

Pearl Decade 7-piece Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAqacNp_x6A Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl Decade drum kit. This Pearl 7-piece shell pack delivers a large kit's worth of top-quality drum shells for an incredibly low price. The... Read more »

Pearl 3D Cajon & BassCase Cajon Travel Case Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL_bit6xWjE Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl 3D Cajon and Pearl's BassCase Cajon Travel Case. Pearl chose to place its internal wires higher on the 3D Cajon than on most, which lets... Read more »

Pearl Midtown Drum Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Ub7qRR3mA Raymond Massey from Pearl presents the Midtown Series 4-piece shell pack (in the Black Gold Sparkle finish). This 4-piece shell pack squeezes into the tiniest corner of a... Read more »

Todd Sucherman Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwj9vWWmjEk Nick D'Virgilio sits down with drummer Todd Sucherman for this interview at Sweetwater's GearFest 2016. Todd Sucherman, drummer from the multi platinum band STYX won #1... Read more »

Pearl Mach 2 Cajon Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h6TS8mYwtY Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl Mach 2 cajon. Pearl made a big splash with its Mach 3 Cajon, and the Mach 2 refines this concept down to just two zones... Read more »

Pearl Music City Custom Reference Pure Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c3cwWnsssI Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl Music City Custom Reference Pure shell pack. Pearl voiced every drum in its lightweight Reference Pure shell pack with a... Read more »

Pearl Music City Custom Reference Pure Double-bass Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7HvTszuebc Hey drummers, check out this Pearl Music City Custom Reference Pure shell pack! Pearl voiced every drum in its lightweight Reference Pure shell pack with a custom blend of... Read more »

Pearl Music City Custom Drum Kit Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_vBatmeu0M Pat Saunders from Pearl presents the Music City Custom series of acoustic drum kits, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio. The custom blend of maple and African... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Pearl Masters Complete Shell Packs

The Pearl Masters Complete shell pack gives you the 6-ply maple shells and quality hardware that make them the drums of choice for heavies such as Virgil Donati. The Masters Complete Series sports spectacular... Read more »

Pearl Roadshow 5-piece Complete Drum Set with Cymbals Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSnBTlpFjwA Hey aspiring drummers, let's check out the Pearl Roadshow 5-piece complete drum set! It comes with drums, cymbals and hardware, everything you need besides a seat and... Read more »

Pearl Export EXL 5-piece Drum Set Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioTd46hej8 Pat Saunders from Pearl Drums presents the Export EXL 5-piece drum set. Pearl's Superior Shell Technology (SST) uses a combination of strategically arranged plies of... Read more »

3 Tips for Using Headphones in the Studio

Studio headphones sound better than ever! Here are three headphone-related tips that will help you make the most out of your recording time: 1 - Bring Your Own Most studios have headphones for musicians to wear... Read more »

Pearl Reference Pure Series 4-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idTsUvGPgkI Hey drummers, check out this Pearl Reference Pure series 4-piece shell pack! This shell pack gives you three toms and a kick drum, and of course I've added a snare and... Read more »

Pearl Roadshow 4-piece Complete Drum Set Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLy-SavolKY Hey everybody, here's a great drum kit for beginners: the Pearl Roadshow 4-piece complete drum set. The Pearl Roadshow drum set is a no-hassle, one-stop-shop kit for all... Read more »

Pearl SensiTone Elite Brass Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOKfakuSS-E Hey everybody, check out this Pearl SensiTone Elite Brass Snare Drum! I love brass snare drums, and this one by Pearl is no exception. The sound has plenty of snap, the... Read more »

Pearl Jingle Cajon Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmOHLuXz7qE Hey percussionists, check out the Pearl Jingle Cajon! This is a versatile cajon that you can get a lot of different tones out of, especially when you experiment with... Read more »

Pearl SensiTone Beaded Aluminum Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fr9qXQEfQg Hi everybody, today I'm playing on the Pearl SensiTone Beaded Aluminum snare. An aluminum snare drum is a great sonic alternative to wooden snare drums, and this drum is a... Read more »

Pearl Travel Conga Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyh5QKbvc7Q Hey everybody, check out this Travel Conga from Pearl! I was seriously impressed with the real-conga sound of this ultra-compact drum. It's a traditional 11.75" conga... Read more »

Pearl Reference Pure Series Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBMN0COmSUc In this video we're checking out the Pearl Reference Pure Series snare drum. This 6.5" by 14" snare is made with a 6-ply birch and maple shell - a great tonewood... Read more »

Pearl Session Studio Classic Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRo-ILWveE In this video I'm playing the Pearl Session Studio Classic snare, a great-sounding snare that's a lot of fun to play. It's a 6.5" x 14" drum, 7.5mm thick and uses six... Read more »