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Stephane Chamberland is a drummer, clinician, educator and author. He is an independent solo artist that has been playing and recording with countless musicians performing hundreds of live shows around the world. He has been playing with his own Jazz bands and also working on many other projects with freelance musicians. He has been the drummer for the Televison show T.A.M (Musical Autochtones Talents). In 2012 he played at the NAMM show in California for Alfred Publishing. He also played on many records, producing the drums in his own studio in Quebec City (Canada).

Steph is recognized internationally and has presented hundreds of clinics and masterclasses in stores, schools, camps and festivals around the globe in the United States, Canada, BrazilTaiwan and China over the past ten years. He has performed at the International Cape Breton Drum Festival, at the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), at the Da Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre) and at the Shanghai Int’l Percussion Camp and at the Batuka International Drumfest 2013 (Sao Paulo, Brazil). He also maintains a busy private teaching schedule at his studio in Quebec City, The Wizdom Drumshed, and also teaches regularly via Skype. Steph’s studio is a state-of-the-art teaching and recording facility where drummers from all around the world come and connect to study. Steph is also part of the education team for Vic Firth with the PDT+ program. He has been working with companies such as Mapex to create Mapex Learning Advantage Program and educational posters. He has been involved with The Percussion Academy Kabir Kouba as teacher and clinician.

Stephane has studied drumset with many respected teachers in New York, New Jersey, Toronto and Germany, including Claus HesslerDom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Rick Gratton, Billy Ward, Robby Ameen, Jeff Salem, Paul DeLong, Joe Bergamini, John Favicchia and Aldo Mazza. He went to Manhattan School of Music and studied with John Riley and Bobby Sanabria. Stephane also studied at the Conservatory of Music in Quebec City and with several teachers in the Quebec City area.

Steph’s interests in writing and education have led him to become very active in the music publishing world. He is the co-author of the book The Weaker Side, Drumset Duets and Pedal Control with Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini (Wizdom Media – Alfred Publishing). He has worked on the book Drumset for Beginners (Alfred Publishing) with Paul Hose and Jim Farey in the UK. Stephane also wrote the new edition of the number one drum books in the world of George Lawrence Stone, Stick Control and Accent in Rebounds. He is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer and Classic Drummer Magazines and has also been featured in Gigging Musician, The Black Page Magazine, Drums Etc, International Musician and Percussive Notes. He is currently working on some exciting new books which will be available later this year.


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Kick

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Kick

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Snare

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Compact drum microphone engineered for close miking of snare and toms.

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A compact drum microphone for close miking. A50D Drum mount included.


Toms

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Toms

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PG57
Instrument Microphone.

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Overheads

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PG27
Multi-Purpose Microphone.

Side-address condenser microphone for instrument and vocal recording applications.


Overheads

KSM137/SL
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PG81
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Dual-Pattern Instrument Microphone.

End-address condenser microphone with mechanically switching dual polar patterns.

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PG81
Instrument Microphone.

Precision-engineered to excel at professional sound reinforcement or recording of toms, snares, and percussion.


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