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Little Shop of Horrors - Skyler Fortgang

Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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

Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"This setup for the percussion book is fairly non-traditional. With the limited space I had I basically put all of the 'big' instruments I didn’t own into a MainStage file. This included: timpani, vibraphone (played on a small two octave MIDI controller), xylophone, chimes, bell tree, castanets, sampled hand claps, and Vibraslap.

I built a custom MainStage layout that would accommodate the Alesis SamplePad Pro (had to make a special read/receive layout for this device) for my more percussive samples, the MIDI controller, and a foot switch for changing patches simultaneously."

Acoustic Equipment:

  • Pearl Primero Congas
  • LP Matador Bongos
  • Vic Firth Bell Kit
  • Pearl Mountable/Detachable Rock Tambourine
  • TreeWorks TRE35 Wind Chimes
  • Abel 6” Triangle - Powered by the Miller Machine
  • LP Double Sambago Bells
  • Zildjian K 20” Crash Ride
  • LP Chick-Ita Shaker
  • LP Soft Shake

Electronic Equipment:

  • Apple 13” MacBook Pro running MainStage 3
  • D-Link USB Hub (to house MIDI devices and Interface)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface (outputting to house and to monitor)
  • Radial D2 Pro DI Box (out to house)
  • M-Audio BX5 (personal monitor)
  • Oxygen v8 MIDI USB Keyboard
  • Alesis SamplePad Pro
  • ProLine Sustain Pedal (rigged to work as foot switch)

Sticks:

  • Vic Firth SD6 Swizzle Drumsticks
  • Innovative Percussion OS-5 Bell Mallets

Little Shop of Horrors - Regional - Skyler Fortgang
November 2016

Skyler Fortgang’s percussion setup for Little Shop of Horrors at The Livingston Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • 3 min read
Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
  • 6 min read
"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
  • 4 min read
"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
  • 6 min read
Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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