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DnP Round Table 3- Feat. Javier Raez, Marcos Lopez, Marcos Torres & Damon Grant

DnP Round Table 3- Feat. Javier Raez, Marcos Lopez, Marcos Torres & Damon Grant

This week the featured guests are Javier Raez of Congahead (dot com) and Marcos Lopez. On this episode we talk about video content first. Some of the bullet points brought up are:

Javier mentions that there is a website that shows the specs for social media platforms and how much they compress and the like. There is also a website that will tell you if your music will be turned down or compressed.

He also mentions that you have to have a plan ahead of time. The same way a major movie has a trailer and months of lead up before the big release. Also, it is not a bad idea to have content lined up to schedule your posts.

With any blog, vlog or podcast you should have a “product”, for a target demographic, that solves a problem (or fills a need or void), that is released on a schedule (whatever that schedule is that works best for you).

You can make money from YouTube through monitization as well as putting in effort through other methods. One of the terms Javier mentions is an MCN. That stands for a Multi-Channel Network.

If you are confused on how different microphones work, there is this guide that explains each one in detail. Most of the time you (as a percussionist) will use a dynamic mic up close and a condenser to get large areas. If you show up to a gig and the sound guy (or girl) has multiple channels for you, then go nuts with a mix of both. However, if you show up and they have one, maybe two channels to get all your gear, definitely use condensers.

Mic-ing up a drumset vs. percussion can be tricky. Especially when it comes to hand drums. Damon mentions the Glyn Johns method of mic-ing drums.

We are sure this article will be outdated by the time these show notes come out, but there are ways to figure out the algorithms on social media especially with using the hashtags.

Part two of this episode is all about travel tips.

The Pixar movie Javier and Marcos (Lopez) bring up at the end is the movie Inside Out.

Sponsor shoutout for this week is: Latin Percussion, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Sennheiser microphones, SKB cases, Roland electronics, DW hardware, & JH Audio in ear monitors.

#120 Ben O'Brien Smith-Co-Host of the Sounds Like a Drum Video Series, Marketing & Media Guru & More!

#120 Ben O'Brien Smith-Co-Host of the Sounds Like a Drum Video Series, Marketing & Media Guru & More!

#118 Diego Alvarez- Percussionist and Cajon Master

#118 Diego Alvarez- Percussionist and Cajon Master