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  1. October 01 2016Rock jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 85257

    New Toy

    mpointonPaulBOwensPaulBOwens
  2. September 18 2016Jazz jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 84108

    Relax Just A Little + BackVocs

    OliVBeempointonTofzegritJDFLieschingmarmotte
  3. August 24 2016Blues jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 81592

    Our Key Blues

    OliVBeeOliVBeeJMB65Pit Brettmpointon
  4. July 12 2016Jazz jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 78047

    Alluvium - dimeomax mixed in

    OliVBeeOliVBeeMarceysmpointondimeomaxOliVBee
  5. May 16 2016HipHop jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 73246

    No, We won't Stop (w bass)

    TofzegritMarceysmpointonTofzegritGlezBass
  6. February 09 2016Jazz jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 64223

    Day Tripper

    TofzegritMarceysmpointonSlavikBassJDF
  7. February 09 2016HipHop jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 64153

    Red Sand

    pipermpointonbigmac9137rockdevilJDF
  8. November 13 2015Rock jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 55095

    I Cry For You (w bass)

    kennyadryMarceysaleonzmpointonGlezBass
  9. October 29 2015Jazz-Rock jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 53822

    Lucky Charm feat. Wade

    mpointonOliVBeeShiWadehaddock
  10. August 10 2015Funk jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 47178

    Dance Dance Dance

    kennyadrympointonalexjaleonz
  11. July 16 2015Jazz-Rock jam feat. mpointon on drumsTrack # 45141

    The Wheel Of Life (Alice mixed in)

    OliVBeempointonOliVBeefree4onealeonzOliVBee

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Biography
My real name is Martin Pointon, hence my unimaginative username. Apart from playing drums, my other achievements in life include going bald, being able to rub my stomach and pat my head (might be related to the baldness) and getting divorced. Twice. Because doing it once was so much fun.

Earliest drumming influences are Buddy Rich, Alex Van Halen and Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds' drummer). From there I've listened to and learned from countless other players, nicking tricks and licks as I go. From Vinnie Colaiuta to Steve Gadd to Mike Portnoy to Carter Beauford to Stanton Moore to my current favourites: Gavin Harrison and Ash Soan. The list is long and dull! They're all brilliant and I'll listen to any drummer - they all offer something to learn for me.

I desire only one thing with my drums: to get better. WikiLoops and its amazing breadth of international talent makes me realise how much more I have to learn to become the best player I can be.
Instruments
Drums

Kit 1
1992 Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom (UK-spec) pure birch shell in Cobalt Blue Lacquer. Normally record with a 4 or 5-piece set-up, but full kit is 8x8, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 14x12 rack toms, 16x16 and 18x16 floor toms and 22x16 bass drum. This kit is usually my recording kit.

Kit 2
Spaun 3-piece all-maple kit (12x8, 16x14, 22x18) in Satin Flat Black. This kit is usually my gigging kit.

Snares
Vintage 1964 Ludwig 400 aluminium shell with Puresound 24-strand snare wires (still have original snare wires)
Pearl 13x3 brass shell piccolo
Yamaha 8000 14x5 mahogany shell in Cobalt Blue
Premier XPK 14x5.5 Birch/Eucalyptus shell.

I need more snares!

Cymbals
14", 15", 16" and 17" Zildjian A Custom crashes
20" Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride
Vintage 13" Zildjian K/Z hi-hats
10" Zildjian A Splash
14" Zildjian Oriental China

Hardware
Pearl Eliminator double pedal - the double bit is rarely used
Yamaha boom stands (Yamaha kit)
Gibraltar boom/straight stands (Spaun kit)
Mapex hi-hat stand
Gibraltar hi-hat stand

Sticks
Vic Firth SD9 Drivers (maple)
Pro Mark bamboo Hot Rods

Heads
Yamaha Kit: Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated on kick, all other drums use Remo Coated Ambassador heads. Reso heads are Evans Genera
Spaun Kit: Aquarian Superkick 10 on bass, Spaun [Evans] single ply clear heads on toms

Misc
Stagg cowbell
LP blue (high) and Red (low) Jam Blocks
Pro-Mark Sizzle chain (for simulating a riveted cymbal)
Jack Daniel's and Coke
recording devices
Mics:
2xShure SM57
2xAudio-Technica condenser overheads
2xAudio-Technica clip-on tom mics
AKG D112 kick mic

Interface:
Terratec Phase88 8-in Firewire 800 interface (using Thunderbolt adapter)

Recording:
Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15"
Reaper 5 DAW
Waves Gold Suite VST3 plugins
Apple built-in AUs
Reaper built-in VSTs
Birthdate
January 1 1973

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