23 episodes

Hosted by Drum Factory Direct chief creative officer Mike Dawson, Drum Candy is the definitive podcast for gear-obsessed drummers with an insatiable hunger for non-stop shop talk. Each episode will include product demos and interviews with the world's top drummers, builders, producers, and product designers. Shell types, bearing edges, snare wires, hoop shootouts, tuning, muffling... every component of the drumset and drum sounds gets dissected, discussed, tested, and reviewed here on Drum Candy.

Drum Candy Mike Dawson

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Hosted by Drum Factory Direct chief creative officer Mike Dawson, Drum Candy is the definitive podcast for gear-obsessed drummers with an insatiable hunger for non-stop shop talk. Each episode will include product demos and interviews with the world's top drummers, builders, producers, and product designers. Shell types, bearing edges, snare wires, hoop shootouts, tuning, muffling... every component of the drumset and drum sounds gets dissected, discussed, tested, and reviewed here on Drum Candy.

    Prog-Rock Great Todd Sucherman on Touring, Tuning, Part-Writing, and More

    Prog-Rock Great Todd Sucherman on Touring, Tuning, Part-Writing, and More

    In this episode, pro-rock great Todd Sucherman shares his approach to tuning, choosing gear, part-writing, and more.

    • 57 min
    Nick Margarite of NickyMoon Custom Cymbals

    Nick Margarite of NickyMoon Custom Cymbals

    In this episode, top American cymbalsmith Nick Margarite of NickyMoon Custom Cymbals shares insight into selecting cymbals, the secrets of bronze alloys, and how he does modifications and repairs. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Pro Drum Tech Kenny Sharretts on Tuning, Touring, and His Gig-Bag Essentials

    Pro Drum Tech Kenny Sharretts on Tuning, Touring, and His Gig-Bag Essentials

    In this episode, top touring and session drum tech Kenny Sharretts (Dead and Company, Elvis Costello, Janet Jackson) shares a ton of tips on tuning, drumhead choice, and more, as well as the one piece of gear he can't leave the house without.

    • 1 hr
    Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond on "My First Snare Drum"

    Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond on "My First Snare Drum"

    In episode 20, longtime Jason Aldean drummer/producer/author/public speaker Rich Redmond talks live and studio gear, getting the gig, and his first snare.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Tim Baltes on "My First Snare Drum"

    Tim Baltes on "My First Snare Drum"

    Drummer, producer, and social media master Tim Baltes recalls the origins of his comedic alter ego "Timbo from Keno," shares some tips on getting the most from vintage drums, and discusses his first snare.

    • 58 min
    Kevin Murphy on "My First Snare Drum"

    Kevin Murphy on "My First Snare Drum"

    In episode 18, veteran touring drummer Kevin Murphy (Jon Pardi, Tonic, Randy Houser) shares insights on what it takes to work as a professional-level player, talks gear and tuning, and reminisces about his first snare drum.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

yamayama_94 ,

Rejoice! A place for us drum nerds

Came across this pod looking for Matt Chamberlain content, and I’m now plugging through each episode. Very well done, a great theme around gear, and all the guys are in their element with Mike, so it goes deep in sounds, songs, and snares. Keep it up!

leroydriver ,

A+ content

Mike is doing a great job of bringing some of the best players in the world to a level that we ALL understand…gear! It’s great to hear drummers wax poetic about their first kit, and the stuff they’re into now. Great to have Mike back on the “podwaves”.

if we could walk across the water ,

My favorite podcast

I love how Mike creates the space for the interviews to go anywhere and everywhere. One person might dig into the minutia of snare wires and gaskets and nerdy gadget stuff. Another might go off on a tangent about life and philosophy. It all ties in. The chats are great, the amount of information is incredible and how genuine the conversations are.
This hits the sweet spot for all things drum and every drummer worth their salt or just looking for some salt should listen.

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