PASIC 2011

Attended by thousands of drummers and percussionists, with clinics and performances on twelve stages featuring many of the world's finest musicians, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is THE “must see” percussion event of the year!

Presented here in its entirety is a electronic/technology clinic presented by John Emrich and Peter Erskine entitled "Principals of a Virtual Drum Recording Session".

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About John Emrich:

In 2006, Chief Musician John Emrich retired as a featured member of The U.S. Navy Band. While with the Navy Band, he performed throughout the world including performances for Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Pope John Paul II, The Crown Prince of Norway, and visiting heads of state. Presently, John is a driving force in the electronic drum community. He has produced sample collections for companies such as Fxpansion, Zildjian, Modern Drummer, Bosphorus, and Alesis that have received worldwide critical acclaim. John is also a contributor to Modern Drummer with product reviews and articles on electronic drumming concepts. He continues to advance the overall development of electronic percussion as a consultant for many of today's top companies.

About Peter Erskine:

Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He has appeared on more than 500 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate. He's played with Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchel, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Michael Brecker, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny & Gary Burton, et al, and has appeared as a soloist with the London Symphony, Los Angeles, BBC and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras. Peter graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and studied percussion with George Gaber at Indiana University.

Check out Peter's Vic Firth Artist Feature for a full interview and more videos!


Peter Erskine Big Band Stick (SPE3)
Combines the shaft dimensions of a 5A and 5B with a long taper for effortless rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .585"
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Peter Erskine Ride Stick (SPE2)
An extra long taper and tear drop tip for enhanced cymbal response. Beefed-up shaft for extra power.
L = 16" | Dia. = .575"
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Peter Erskine (SPE)
Light and fast with a piccolo tip for pinpoint articulation on cymbals.
L = 16" | Dia. = .525"
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