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Vlad Crisu: I look forward all day to the XpressPads time of the day

Vlad Crisu Finger Drumming with iRig Pads and Addictive Drums 2

Hey, Andreas! I read your latest blog post on the XpressPads website a few days ago, about Walter, the Canadian veteran who is using XpressPads as a management tool for his PTSD. Man, what a valuable read that was! I bet it was amazing to read that and feel that your work is paying off…
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How the XpressPads Finger Drumming Technique helps Walter Logozar to better cope with PTSD

Walter Logozar

This is an email exchange that I had with Walter Logozar from Canada. I’m glad that Walter shared his experience with XpressPads, as he applies it as part of his PTSD therapy (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy) . I was overwhelmed when reading his emails. If YOU suffer from PTSD, you should read Walter’s 20…
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Interview | Some XpressPads History

XpressPads History Interview

Since a few months, Pawel (also know as Beatmaker “Touek“) and I meet regularly to discuss and record our conversations about finger drumming and life. We’ll be starting a kind of “finger drumming & more” podcast later this year and release what we’ve recorded so far and until then, so stay tuned… 😉 During this…
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Presonus ATOM for Finger Drumming

Presonus ATOM

Better read the manual before buying the Presonus ATOM When the Presonus ATOM was announced a few months ago I was super-thrilled as it seemed to become a good alternative to the AKAI MPD218, the pad controller I deeply love and which I use for finger drumming most of the time. The issue is: I…
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Steve Berman: This to me is THE system, and by far the most intuitive.

Steve Berman from Phoenix, Arizona, left the below comment on the YouTube video you’ll find at the bottom of this blog post. Many thanks, Steve!   I naively thought that I might have come up with the idea of pad drumming about 3 years ago, but then Googled a bit and ended up finding this…
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International Finger Drumming Jam

Touek, Yiv, and Andreas - Finger Drumming Jam at XpressPads

 Saturday last week, Touek and I met Yiv Gaundumbaff at Sample Music Festival 2018 in Berlin. Yiv is a finger drummer and beat maker from Mexico. As Touek, he was one of the participants of the finger drumming competition. Prior to the competition we got into talking and exchanged contacts. A few days later,…
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Finger Drumming Round Table at SMF 2018 Berlin

Finger Drumming Round Table at Sample Music Festival 2018 Berlin

It came and went by so quickly… the “finger drumming round table” at Sample Music Festival 2018 in Berlin. It was a pleasure to meet so many great people who drive forward the art and business of finger drumming. At the finger drumming round table, finger drumming-legend and -idol David “Fingers” Haynes, Clockwerk and Andreas…
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Sample Music Festival 2018 in Berlin | See you there?

SMF 2018 Announcement

Sample Music Festival 2018 is coming closer! – I hope to see you there next Saturday (Sept. 1st), when I’ll be there for the finger drumming round table and also be a member of the jury for the finger drumming / beat making contest.  What you can expect on the Sample Music Festival 2018:…
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Short Interview | The Origin Of XpressPads Finger Drumming

Touek & Andreas Interview

Last week I met finger drummer / beat maker Touek and we shot a couple of videos for a different purpose, but while doing so, he asked me about the origin of the XpressPads Finger Drumming technique which turned out to become a short interview and I thought I’d share this part of the recording…
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Rubba Fingaz: I found in myself just supernatural abilities in rhythm

Rubba Fingerz Saint Petersburg

This is a feedback which Rubba Fingaz from Saint Petersburg left on an XpressPads YouTube video. It was written in Cyrillic, so I had to make a few minor tweaks to the Google Translator result to capture the full sense of it in English. The orignal can be found here.  +++ I want to…
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