It felt crazy to be on the same stage with David Arkenstone, Charlee Brooks, Christine Van Loo, Alexander Streltsov, John Wakefield, Joshua Amyx, Jonn Serrie, Cara-C, Dov, and a few amazing dancers. The hardest part of the show was remembering to play while being circled above by the worlds best aerialist.
Ever since we made the Imagine Dragons taiko our daughter has loved their album. She even sat on their odaiko and said hello! This photo is from their concert in Denver when they let our family attend their brilliant stadium show at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (That is our daughter with the isolation headphones on). I have to say that their album was brilliantly successful and everyone in their camp are absolutely deserving of every accolade they can get. Truly humble “ROCK STARS”.
Imagine DragonsÂ front-of-house engineer Scott Eisenberg was recentlyÂ interviewedÂ by Mix Magazine on theÂ challengesÂ of mixing the Imagine Dragons tour.
” With this Taiko drum, we were trying to figure out how to get the best low end out of it while also hearing a good attack. But that drum puts out such a wide frequency array [laughs], and itâ€™s got an enormous sustain, so gating it was really difficult. There were nights I just had to gate it manuallyâ€”literally turning the fader up and downâ€”because the sustain would hold the gate open for 30 seconds.â€ť
This odaiko is headed out to the group Imagine Dragons along with a chu daiko.Â We can’t wait to see how the guys in Imagine Dragons end up using this large drum or for that matter taiko.
Jesse & Carla with the 60×24 odaiko they made for Imagine Dragons
This article originally appeared in the LA times about how these two talented composers are using our taiko.
In a recording studio on Sunset Boulevard, Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix are banging on two giant taiko drums built especially for their company, Two Steps From Hell. The brawny musicians exude the fierce intensity prevalent in much of their music â€” until they suddenly get off-beat and let out loud laughs that reveal just how much fun this is for them.