Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Into The Woods - Jim Miller

Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Jim's write-up and gear list below photos.

Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.Jim Miller's setup for Into The Woods at the Laurel Highland's High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Jim:

"I've been playing musicals in Southwest Pennsylvania for 30 years for numerous high schools and community theatres. This set-up for Laurel Highlands High School's 2017 production of Into The Woods features a number of orchestral as well as electronic percussion instruments.

Because our 'pit' is in front of the stage on floor level I try to be sensitive to how tall the set-up gets. In addition, we had a relatively large orchestra so floor space was an issue as well. For these reasons, I sampled the different chimes and timpani tones on different pads in my Roland SPD-SX.

Of course I am super grateful to my wife for getting me The Miller Machine as a Christmas gift. This was my first show using it and I love it!"

Drums:

  • Pearl Concert Toms 10", 12", 13"
  • Pearl 6.5" x 14" Philharmonic Snare Drum
  • Pearl 3" x 10" Piccolo Snare Drum
  • Yamaha 14" x 14" Floor Tom
  • Pearl 36" Concert Bass Drum

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian 20" Orchestral Suspended Cymbal 
  • Zildjian 18" A Custom Crash Cymbal 
  • Zildjian 8" A Custom Splash Cymbal 
  • Zildjian 14" New Beat High Hats on Peace Remote Hi-Hat Mount

Percussion:

  • Adams Soloist Xylophone 3.5 Octave
  • Deagan Bells 2.5 Octave
  • Timpani
  • Chimes 
  • Bell Tree
  • Wood Block
  • Bass Drum
  • Finger Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • 6" Alan Abel Triangle on Miller Machine
  • LP Small Cowbell
  • Sand Paper Blocks

Electronics:

  • Roland SPD-SX (for sampled instruments)
  • Electronic Drums (kick, snare, tom)

Into The Woods - Regional - Jim Miller
June 2017

Back to blog

1 comment

How much do you charge for a performance of Into the Woods?

Mohammed Salman

Leave a comment