Evan Ritchie (Drums, Hand Percussion & eDrums)

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Instruments: Drums – Acoustic, Electric, Hand Percussion and Digital percussion

Styles: area of specialty includes Classic Rock, Rock, Country, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Theory

Evan Ritchie is a performer and educator. As a graduate of York University’s Music program Evan specialized in jazz performance, composition and ethnomusicology.

Evan has taught drum set and percussion for 20 years. He has presented seminars on acoustic and digital performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the NAMM Show, KOSA’s International Drum Festival and at UDC (The Ultimate Drum Camp). In addition, Evan produced the “Modern Drummer Digital Archive”, a searchable index of Modern Drummer’s magazine dating back to 1977.

Evan’s performance credits include: “Honest Ed: The Bargain Musical” (1998), “The Drowsy Chaperone” (1998 – 2001), “Dance of the Dead” (2002), “An Awkward Evening” (2002) and “Joe White and the Seven Divorcees” (2010). In addition, Evan has appeared with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble throughout the years 2003 – 2011.

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Check out a few of Evan’s videos

 

Video 1: Wavedrum demonstration: Simply plugged the Wavedrum into a Fishman acoustic amp here in our store.  This featurette, shows some of the great sounds you can get from this amazing instrument.

Video 2: Wavedrum with AQUARIAN inHEAD: I placed an inHEAD on the Wavedrum and captured both audio and MIDI from the performance. I then cycled this MIDI through a drumKAT to produce the required MIDI for Stylus RMX.

Video 3: Cajon with KickZONE: I placed an AQUARIAN KickZONE trigger inside a cajon and captured both audio and MIDI from the performance. I then cycled this MIDI through a drumKAT to produce the required MIDI for Stylus RMX.

Video 4: Snare Hat and Kick: Using an AQUARIAN inHEAD on the snare and an AQUARIAN rimSHOT squeezed between the hats I captured both audio and MIDI from the performance. I then cycled this MIDI through a drumKAT to produce the required MIDI for Stylus RMX.