Curtains - Rob Holinaty

Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Read Robl's write-up about the show, below the photos.

Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

"The drum book for Curtains usually does not require the extended set up that I am using, however, I am also covering as much of the percussion book as possible in order to reduce the size of the pit. With this in mind, I am running a microKORG as a MIDI controller through my MacBook Pro into MainStage, which has a number of mallet percussion instruments programmed into it as well as a Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12 for the timpani parts.

This show was one that I hadn't heard of before being hired for it, but I have found it to be a lot of fun. There’s enough playing in the percussion books to keep both players interested, and combining the two together creates a full show that keeps me very occupied and invested in the show."

Drums:

  • Pearl 22” VX Vision Bass Drum
  • Pearl 16" VX Vision Floor Tom
  • Pearl 13” VX Vision Rack Tom
  • Pearl 14” Sensitone Snare Drum

Cymbals:

  • Sabian 13" AAX Hi-Hats
  • Sabian 10" B8 Splash
  • Sabian 7" Stage Bell
  • Sabian 20” Ride
  • Sabian 17" AA Medium Crash

Percussion:

  • Spectrasound Mark Tree
  • Pearl Jam Block
  • LP Jam Block Red
  • Dixon 6" Cowbell
  • Dixon 8" Cowbell
  • Unknown 8" Triangle
  • Miller Machine with Grover 6" Super-Overtone Triangle

Electronics:

  • KORG microKORG
  • Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12
  • Apple 13” MacBook Pro
  • Apple MainStage 3

Sticks:

  • Vic Firth SJOR
  • Vic Firth SD12 Swizzle G
  • Brushes Unknown

Curtains - International - Rob Holinaty
May 2018

Rob Holinaty’s combined book for Curtains at the Drury Lane Theatre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

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