Roland Hybrid Tour 2013, Featuring Craig Blundell and Special Guests

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Craig Blundell demonstrates everything you need to know about playing acoustic and electronic percussion together

It’s rare to see a band these days without noticing that the drummer has a few discreetly-placed rubber pads, triggers and even the odd electronic drum module among their acoustic kit. But what does it all do? How is it set up? And what can you do with it? It’s not something commonly discussed in the drum world – but there’s clearly something very interesting going on.

Roland is shedding some light on the issue with the Roland Hybrid Tour – a series of shows all about adding electronics to your acoustic set-up. Featuring Craig Blundell with appearances from a host of other drummers and musicians, the tour will show you what Hybrid is all about. You’ll learn what a hybrid set up offers on the live stage, in the studio or during practise, and how to create your own hybrid kit and get the best of both worlds. The tour is not all tech either; there’ll be plenty of playing, music, practical tips and quick lessons.

The tour takes place this August, at a number of leading UK drum stores – for tickets, contact participating dealer:


Mon 19th August: Drum Shop (Gateshead)

UNIT 11, Industrial Road



NE37 2SF – Tel: 0191 418 7113


Tues 20th August: Manchester Drum Centre (Manchester)

Bridgewater Mill

Legh Street



M30 0UT – Tel: 0161 789 4415


Weds 21st August: Sound Attak (Colchester)

Units D1&2

The Cowdray Centre

Cowdray Avenue



CO1 1BW – Tel: 01206 368999


Thurs 22nd August: Drum Depot (Cardiff)

The Old Warehouse (Next to The Pumping Station)

Penarth Road


CF11 8TT – Tel: 02920 220 120


Fri 23rd August: Absolute Music (Bournemouth)

855 Ringwood Rd



BH11 8NE – Tel: 01202 597180


Fri 30th August: Drum Wright (Reading)

Headley Rd E



RG5 4SE – Tel: 0118 944 1418

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One Response to Roland Hybrid Tour 2013, Featuring Craig Blundell and Special Guests

  1. Ryan says:

    I just started stdnaing at work! What a timely post. Basically what I did was I took a box that is about 9 inches in height (I would’ve preferred 12 tho) and stuck it under my laptop. Then I tilted my screen up slightly. It’s working pretty well so far. I’ve made it through 2 full days at work without sitting except during lunchtime. I did find several lap desks that were about 12 inches in height online that might suit you if you don’t have an adequate box or just want something nicer. This would allow you to take the lap desk off when you need to instead of committing to a stdnaing desk. Hope this helps!

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