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Mpointon
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mpointon

flag Zurgena, Spain Supporting Member

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Albums

The Wiki Evolution
The Wiki Evolution
FrankMil's Velvet Sun
FrankMil's Velvet Sun

Tracks

  1. December 16, 2022
    Rock remix by LittleWing feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 258601
    Final Countdown
  2. March 13, 2022
    Pop remix by Gees17 feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 239837
    Something Missing (lo-fi version)
  3. December 7, 2021
    Rock remix by Carlomac feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 232709
    When the dark side shines
  4. March 17, 2021
    Jazz-Rock remix by Marceys feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 213236
    Under Surveillance
  5. November 30, 2020
    Jazz jam feat. mpointon on Mixer & Drums Track # 204354
    Purple Clouds (OliV Remix)
  6. November 12, 2020
    Jazz-Rock remix by Ernie440 feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 202952
    Under the Surveillance Grid
  7. September 14, 2020
    Pop remix by jhonrobert feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 198334
    Didn't Expect You Too! 2
  8. August 23, 2020
    Jazz-Rock remix by OliVBee feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 196970
    Lucky Charm - Pewi Flute solo mix
  9. November 9, 2019
    Electronic remix by jussef63 feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 175576
    Maybe this way
  10. September 5, 2019
    Blues remix by marmotte feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 171003
    Broken
  11. August 26, 2019
    Jazz remix by OliVBee feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 170283
    Summer Breeze - Fivestringer mix
  12. July 28, 2019
    Jazz-Rock jam feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 168337
    The Wheel Of Life - Oli Mix
  13. June 22, 2019
    Funk jam feat. mpointon on Mixer Track # 165980
    Fisco Dunky
  14. June 3, 2019
    Pop remix by Tofzegrit feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 164629
    Pianissimo Fusionare
  15. May 9, 2019
    Rock remix by ivax feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 163164
    Velvet Sun IV el Reencuentro
  16. February 27, 2019
    Jazz-Rock remix by Tofzegrit feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 158701
    Half Terms (Mix/edit)
  17. September 15, 2018
    Jazz remix by OliVBee feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 146678
    Two Suns - Fivestringer mix
  18. October 28, 2017
    Samba remix by nadrek feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 119970
    Let's Party!
  19. September 18, 2016
    Jazz remix by marmotte feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 84108
    Relax Just A Little + BackVocs
  20. August 28, 2016
    Blues remix by OliVBee feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 81987
    My Key Blues - Martin mixed
  21. May 17, 2016
    Rock remix by Wade feat. mpointon on Guitar Track # 73268
    Crumbled Universe...Yum!
  22. April 14, 2016
    Rock remix by allan1970 feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 70100
    Waves of emotion
  23. February 9, 2016
    Jazz remix by JDF feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 64223
    Day Tripper
  24. September 12, 2015
    World jam feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 49551
    The Boy Don't Live Here
  25. May 26, 2015
    Rock remix by Milachica feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 40974
    The Wish
  26. March 2, 2015
    Funk remix by Tofzegrit feat. mpointon on Drums Track # 34178
    Mid Tern

Biography

I'm bald. I play drums. What's not to like? (probably lots!)

Been playing around 35 years on and off. Worked professionally in my early '20s after graduating from Musician's Institute (PIT) in London but ended up in software development not long after in order to make a livable wage. Still there. Thanks to the marvels of home working, I got to the age of 48 and ditched my home country of the UK and moved to gorgeous Andalucia in Southern Spain. Mostly because I adore the Mediterranean culture and lifestyle but also because of my disgust with Brexit which provided the final push for me to move on. I never thought I'd live to be ashamed of my [blue] British passport but hey. This country is just so beautiful and I don't think I'll ever leave. Moving to Spain has also helped me achieve two dreams I always had: affording to own a house that has a swimming pool (they're like having central heating here!) and a having a dedicated recording studio, the latter being the pinnacle of everything I ever wanted.

Anyway... Drums have always been and always will be my primary interest. I'm always striving to improve my playing and learn as much as I can. You're never too old or too experienced to learn new things from other musicians.

You might think all you do is 'give back' when you're experienced but I'm always learning here from players of all abilities. There's many places out there like Wikiloops but none of them have the camaraderie of this place - an oasis of working and playing together for the sheer hell of it no matter where you come from, and in this increasingly polarised world, it's so welcome. The pure joy of unjudged music and creativity where who you are or where you're from just doesn't matter.

Instruments

- 8-Piece Yamaha 9000 (Recording Custom) all-birch kit in oddly-rare but awesome Cobalt Blue. Sizes are: 22x16, 18x16, 16x16, 14x12, 13x11, 12x10, 10x10, 8x8, all mounted on a three-section Yamaha Hexrack II. Owned the kit since new 30 years ago. All drums using Remo Emperor coated heads
- Spaun four-piece all-maple kit with Gibraltar hardware as small gig/practice/second kit. Sizes are: 22x18, 16x14, 12x8.

- Snares:
14x4.5 1964 Ludwig 400 Supraphonic (my main snare)
14x5 Yamaha 8000 mahogany in Cobalt Blue (second snare in large kit setup)
14x5 Handmade (at the factory by me!) Premier Birch/Eucalyptus XPK
13x3 Pearl Brass Piccolo

- Cymbals:
A variety of Zildjian A Customs: 10, 14, 15, 2x16, 2x17 crashes, 20" Medium Ride, 20" Ping Ride
14" Zildjian Oriental China
14" Zildjian vintage New Beat HiHats
13" Zildjian vintage K/Z HiHats
18" Paiste 2002 Vintage ride. Because Nick Mason had one.

6", 8", 10" Thomann Rototoms

Millenium 850 drum brain, various triggers. Which I don't ever use...

Tambourine, LP egg shaker, blue and red LP Jam Blocks and other assorted percussion for when I want to look like I know what I'm doing.

recording devices

- AKG 5-piece drum kit mics with condenser overheads
- 2x Audio-Technica Overheads
- Drum kit mic set from some generic Chinese manufacturer I can't remember the name of
- 4 x Thomann t-bone CC100 clip on tom mics
- 3 x generic cheap gooseneck clip-on tom mics (for the rototoms)
- 1 x AKG D112 Kick mic
- 2 x Audio-Technica gooseneck tom mics
- 2 x Sony stereo mics which I should use but never get around to

- Tascam Model 24 live mixing desk/22-in USB recording interface. Used for gigs so they can be recorded.
- PreSonus StudioLive III 64S digital mixer. Colossal overkill mixer for my studio but was bought for a Pink Floyd tribute band I played in but they wasted my time so I took it home.
- PreSonus Studio One 6 with PS One subscription running on an aged gen-1 i7 Dell Desktop with a load of SSDs in it.
- Waves, FabFilter and Valhalla plugins as well as the PreSonus-supplied ones
- PreSonus Eris 3.1 Monitors
- Enough cables to wrap the Eiffel Tower
- Recording studio made by extending an existing shed. Fully sound insulated with Rockwool and acoustically treated
- 300 days of sunshine a year :)

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Wikiloops is my practice, my inspiration and, most importantly, lends a friendly ear for all abilities to improve through collaboration. Thank you!
mpointon from Spain

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