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I've been following rDavidr on Youtube for a few years at this point. His channel is chocked full of DIY stuff, drum hacks, oh and there's the video that kicked it all off...the $20 Drum Set (video below). Not only is David a great Youtuber and drummer but he also produces "dope beats" (as the kids say). So dope in fact that he and I collaborated on the theme song to this very show. Yeah, he made that beat. So, it was only natural that he be a guest on The Pocket.
David Raouf is the creator of the YouTube channel, rdavidr. His channel marries his love of percussion with his skills as a tradesman, by building, creating, and repurposing second hand percussion instruments. He gained popularity from posting videos featuring unique drum hacks he has picked up throughout his career. Though, his most popular videos involve him taking an old abused drum and modifying it into something fresh and new. He has a passionate focus to show that modifying music gear is easier than it look and not as scary as it may seem. In his spare time, he enjoys making hip-hop beats, play-along tracks, and creating sample libraries of the drums he has created/modified. Every year he releases a beat tape that showcases the drum sample libraries he has created. You can hear the analog influence in his tracks, which celebrate tape hiss and vinyl crackling. On top of that, when David is not recording himself, he can be found in his home studio recording local bands and rappers.
That, and he's got a fantastic beard. :)
I'd much rather be doing something than doing nothing.
In this episode David talks about:
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