27 episodes

Welcome to the DrumTok podcast where we don't just drum about it, we TOK about it!! In a nut shell we are just two drummers Toking drums, business and life. We will additionally be bringing on guests that will help you take a look into the mind of entrepreneurs, creators and musicians alike.

Get ready for a roller coaster because we’re about to take a ride!!

DrumTok Nate Testa & Austin Ware

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Welcome to the DrumTok podcast where we don't just drum about it, we TOK about it!! In a nut shell we are just two drummers Toking drums, business and life. We will additionally be bringing on guests that will help you take a look into the mind of entrepreneurs, creators and musicians alike.

Get ready for a roller coaster because we’re about to take a ride!!

    #25: Mixing yourself w/ Timothy Roberts

    #25: Mixing yourself w/ Timothy Roberts

    Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by cymbal smith, content creator, drum builder, live and session drummer, entrepreneur and owner of Reverie Drum Co. Timothy Roberts.

    Tim is so full of energy and passion all at the same time about everything he had his hands in. This was expressed all throughout our conversation during this episode!

    We started off by talking about how he is preparing for the Music City Drum Show in Nashville, phat snare drum misconception’s, how a day looks like for him, his top 3 snare drums, his story and his 5 ways to better mix yourself.

    Hope you guys enjoy!

    Tim’s 5 Ways to better mix yourself behind the kit:


    Physics (“the why”) of how sound travels
    Technique -  how to approach each element
    Perspective - “how it sounds in front”
    Choosing drums
    Choosing cymbals

    We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great nuggets that gets your mind digging for more about mixing yourself behind the kit. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by TAKING ACTION & DOING!!

    Make sure to keep up with Tim and all of his companies: Website —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #24: Features of a Cymbal w/ Nicky Moon.

    #24: Features of a Cymbal w/ Nicky Moon.

    Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by Master Cymbal Smith and owner of NickyMoon Custom Cymbals, Nicky Moon.

    Nick was such a wonderful person to talk to and brought such a unique persecutive that we don’t always get to hear, the perspective of a Cymbal Smith.

    We started off by talking about how we will be meeting in person at the first ever Music City Drum Show in Nashville, how a day looks like for him, his amazing trip that ties right into his background and his Five features that create a great sounding cymbal.

    Hope you guys enjoy!

    Also, here is the episode Nick did with Bart on the Drum History Podcast about Debunking Cymbal Myths that we talked on the podcast. It’s a great listen!!

    Nicky’s 5 features that create a great sounding cymbal:

    1. Quality raw material

    2. Good shape / profile

    3. 2 T's - tension & taper

    4. Creative vision

    5. Craftsmanship

    We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great nuggets that gets your mind digging for more about cymbals. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by TAKING ACTION!!

    Make sure to keep up with Nicky and NickyMoon Custom Cymbals: Website | Instagram —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #23: The Process of Recording Drums w/ Tony Interlande

    #23: The Process of Recording Drums w/ Tony Interlande

    Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by Aluminum snare drumoholic 🥁🤓, session drummer, content creator, YouTuber, audio engineer, studio owner and General Manager of Drum Center of Portsmouth, Tony Interlande.

    I love bringing guests on that will give a unique perspective on life and drums that not many of us have access too. Tony offers that and so much more in this chat.

    We started off by talking about how a day looks like for him, shop stories, his background, his top 3 snare drum choices and his Five Ways to record a great drum sound.

    Hope you guys enjoy!

    Tony’s 5 Ways To Record a Great Drum Sound:


    Vision of the sound you want in the end
    Drum tuning and preparation
    THE ROOM
    Full multi-mic set up vs. minimal
    Mixing

    We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your life and drum recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!!

    Make sure to keep up with Tony and Drum Center of Portsmouth: Tony’s IG | DrumCenterNH IG | DrumCenterNH Youtube | DrumCenterNH Facebook | Drum Center of Portsmouth Website

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    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #22: Recording Acoustic Drums with Purpose w/ Isra Batista

    #22: Recording Acoustic Drums with Purpose w/ Isra Batista

    Whats up guy’s, It's Nate coming at you with another episode of DrumTok. This week I am joined by producer, session drummer, drum tech, audio engineer, drum builder, one of my best friends and Owner of River Bear Studios, Isra Batista.

    I am so excited about putting this episode out. Isra has experienced so much in his life as a person and a professional working in the industry. He has shared so much of that with me over the years and I’m excited for him to share pieces of it with you all in this episode.

    We caught up by talking about what a recording day looks like for him, his upbringing, drums of course and his Five reasons why recording real drums is important.

    Hope you guys enjoy!

    Isra’s Five reasons why recording real drums is important:


    The Experience
    It provides Value
    Opens Creativity - more options
    Provides the Human Element
    Easier to Mix

    We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your drumming and recording tool box. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!!

    Make sure to keep up with Isra and River Bear Studios: Isra's IG | RBS IG | RBS Youtube | RBS Facebook | River Bear Studios Website

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    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #21: Things to know before buying gear w/ Mike Dawson

    #21: Things to know before buying gear w/ Mike Dawson

    Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined by educator, session drummer, content creator, blogger, podcaster and Chief Creative Officer for Drum Factory Direct, Mr. Mike Dawson.

    One thing you will notice with Mike is that he brings a sense of professionalism to every he does and it’s contagious. He really shows what it looks like when you give 110% to everything you work on. 

    We caught up by talking through how he goes about it day to day schedule, some sports talk and most importantly his 7 things to know before buying gear.

    Mike’s Five + Two things to know before buying gear:


    Sound comes from your imagination, hands, and your ears.
    The quality of the build is most important.
    Avoid trends.
    Find a centerpiece first.
    What do you need versus want.
    Are replacement parts available.
    Are there high quality cheaper alternatives?

    We really hope you enjoyed our chat and found some great tips that you can apply to your gear buying journey. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING!!

    Make sure to check out how you can keep up with Mike: Instagram | Website | YouTube | Drum Candy Podcast | @drumfactorydirect | Drum Factory Direct 

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    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #20: Changing Your Perspective w/ Austin & Nate

    #20: Changing Your Perspective w/ Austin & Nate

    Whats up guy’s!!! It's Nate coming at you with another episode and this week I am joined with the greatest co-host in the bizz Austin Ware.

    We literally have note had a long conversation in a couple of weeks so it was nice to be able to chill out and just chat about live, how electric drums and samples are changing the game, rethinking creativity and of course social media.

    We really hope you enjoy our chat and found some great nuggets that help you shift your perspective on some things. Remember, the best thing you can do after listening to this is apply it by DOING and having good conversations by toking about it with friends &fellow drummers!!

    PS: Check out Austin's new single called Awareness now streaming on all platforms 🥁🙏🏻 

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    Thank you so much for listening!!! If any of this has helped you let us know by leaving a review. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay tuned

    in for future episodes!! Appreciate all of you guys and thank you so much for checking out the podcast.

    Remember: We don't just DRUM about it, we TOK about it.

    Follow us on Tiktok and Instagram at DrumTok

    Austin Ware socials: TikTok and Instagram

    Nate Testa socials:  TikTok & Instagram


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/drumtok/message

    • 55 min

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