Kiss Me Kate - Scot Sexton

Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.

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

Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.
Above: Two cut off wheels for face scratch sound effect.

"Knowing I was going to have to be combing the books for this production, I approached this process as I usually do. I lay them out next to each other and see what is the easiest to catch. Then I start working layer by layer adding more and more. I was lucky as I was able to catch around 90% of the percussion parts along with 100% of the kit parts. For the glockenspiel, crotales and timpani notes I used Apple’s Logic Pro on the Alesis SamplePad and edited them to sound as natural as possible for what was notated in the book.”

Drums:

  • Gretsch 14”x5.5” Snare 
  • Custom 12”x8” Rack Tom (custom built birch shell by Scot)
  • Custom 16”x16” Floor Tom (custom built birch shell by Scot)
  • Ludwig 24”x14” 1952 Bass Drum

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian 20" 1980’s Ride Cymbal
  • Zildjian 14" A Custom Fast Crash 
  • Sabian 16" AAX X-Plosion Crash
  • Zildjian 14" 1970’s Hi-Hats
  • Zildjian 12" A Custom Splash
  • Zildjian 8" A Custom Splash 
  • Generic 9" Trashy Splash

Heads:

  • Remo Fiberskyn on all batter heads 
  • Remo Ambassador Clear on all resonant heads

Percussion:

  • TreeWorks 8" Triangle 
  • TreeWorks Tre35 Bar Chimes
  • LP Bell Tree
  • Goat Toe Rattle 
  • Cabasa 
  • RhythmTech Tambourine (mounted on its own stand)
  • Acme Siren Whistle
  • Duck Call
  • LP Granite Blocks
  • LP Rock Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with mounted Finger Cymbal
  • Miller Machine with 6" TreeWorks Triangle
  • 2 cut off wheels for face scratch sound effect.

Electronic:

  • Roland HandSonic HPD-20 - for triggering doumbek, gong, china cymbal and pandiero
  • Alesis SamplePad Pro - for triggering glock, crotales, timpani, sleigh bells, slapstick, bulb horn, ship bell
  • Two foot pedals - one for a timpani hit, and a second to change the "kit" on the Alesis SamplePad Pro

Sticks:

  • Regal Tip Combos
  • Regal Tip Jazz

Kiss Me Kate - Regional - Scot Sexton
April 2017

Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.

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