Varrin Varrin Swearingen

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

Collaborations: 0   Joined: 7   Tracks: 17


   

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
+6Drums-Acoustic
+2Percussion
+1Bass-Electric
+1Songwriting-Arrangement

Collaborations Joined See All

Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass

Cool
13 Files, 11 days ago
KimNobleMusic KimNobleMusic, RGBass, Varrin + 1 more
 

Night Spirit

Jazz
10 Files, 11 days ago
RGBass RGBass, KimNobleMusic, dwfreak + 2 more
 

Friday

Fusion
15 Files, 11mo+19dy ago
davidw davidw, Varrin, RGBass + 1 more
 

pearl

Fusion
13 Files, 2yr+10mo ago
cobankat cobankat, RGBass, Varrin
 

Latest Activity See All
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Funky Jordan (with Jeff)
20 hours ago
Varrin liked the collaboration Funky Jordan (with Jeff)
20 hours ago
Varrin liked the collaboration If You Could
20 hours ago
Varrin added a comment to the Drums-Acoustic Sep in the collaboration Night Spirit
11 days ago
Varrin uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Drums-Acoustic to the collaboration Night Spirit
11 days ago
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass
11 days ago
Varrin added a comment to the Drums-Acoustic Sep in the collaboration Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass
11 days ago
Varrin uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass
11 days ago
Varrin uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Drums-Acoustic to the collaboration Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass
11 days ago
Varrin added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Bedtrack Mix in the collaboration Night Spirit (Ignoring Haters version) feat. mega bassist RGBass
12 days ago