Varrin Varrin Swearingen

Keene NH   United States of America
Member since January 24, 2011

Collaborations: 0   Joined: 5   Tracks: 13


   

Bio

Drums - mostly jazz, latin jazz, salsa, fusion, funk, blues etc. Not so much country, metal, pop, R&B etc. Also latin percussion (congas, etc. - used to play in west-coast salsa bands). Orchestral percussion, but I rarely gig anymore and don't have much of my own gear. I also play Bass well enough to lay down scratch tracks on easy stuff (*not* jazz) and a little piano / keyboard, mostly for arranging purposes.

As far as a kit goes, I've got a 90's Noble & Cooley 5-piece kit for all-purpose playing and recording (CD Maples, 14x4.5, 10, 12, 14, 20), and a 60's Gretch/Rogers 4-piece kit for jazz gigging (12, 14, 20 Gretch, bent 14x5.5 metal Dynasonic). I also have access to a Roland Vdrum TD-12 kit, which I use live (church) and for recording.

Acoustic recording rig includes a decent sized room, with fair acoustics, a Tascam US-1641 hooked to a PC (Cubase on Windows) and a Mackie 1402. Mics are very basic including SM57's (snare and toms), ATM25 (kick), and a pair of Pro37R's for the overheads.Alternately, I track the Vdrums into a Tascam DR-05 (handheld recorder) and edit using Ardour on Linux.

Most Endorsed Talents See All Endorse
+5Drums-Acoustic
+1Percussion

Collaborations Joined See All

Friday

Fusion
15 Files, 2mo+5dy ago
davidw davidw, Varrin, RGBass + 1 more
 

pearl

Fusion
13 Files, 2 years ago
cobankat cobankat, RGBass, Varrin
 

Make The Time

Mainstream Jazz
14 Files, 1 year ago
davidw davidw, Bottom_End, Varrin + 3 more
 

Caronte

Fusion
9 Files, 2yr+4mo ago
Janfat Janfat, Varrin, RGBass
 

Latest Activity See All
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Friday
2mo+5dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Bass Sep in the collaboration Friday
5mo+29dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Sep in the collaboration Friday
5mo+29dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Bass Sep in the collaboration Friday
5mo+29dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Sep in the collaboration Friday
5mo+29dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Bass-idea Mix in the collaboration Friday
7mo+16dy ago
Varrin endorsed RGBass for Bass-Electric
7mo+19dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Drums-Idea Mix in the collaboration Friday
8mo+14dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Drums-Acoustic Sep in the collaboration Friday
8mo+16dy ago
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Bedtrack Mix in the collaboration Friday
8mo+16dy ago