— Auralex®’s HoverMat™ slip-resistant drum mat keeps Rich Redmond’s kit sounding clean and tight, whether he’s in the studio or on the road with Jason Aldean and other major artists, or doing one of his CRASH Course For Success inspirational events —
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, November 12, 2013 – Whether in his current main gig as studio and live drummer for Jason Aldean, or in his CRASH Course For Success inspirational events, where he’s inspiring a new generation of artists, drummer Rich Redmond relies on the HoverMat™ slip-resistant drummer’s mat from Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments.
Redmond (who has also recorded and performed with Kelly Clarkson, Lit, Jewel, Joe Perry, Bryan Adams, Thompson Square and many more) is a thinking man’s drummer: he’ll do 80 shows a year on the road with Aldean and in between will host his unique CRASH Course For Success inspirational events and other sessions, such as his recent inaugural “Drummer’s Weekend” workshop. For the CRASH concept – Commitment, Relationships, Attitude, Skill, and Hunger – Redmond brings in guest clinicians from current top tours and sessions to teach and serve on a Pro Panel and answer questions about building a successful career, including recording hit songs, working with top artists, and playing to tens of thousands of fans each night. But whatever he’s doing when it comes to drums and drumming, Redmond is doing it atop an Auralex HoverMat, which improves acoustical isolation and clarifies the drum’s tone. Fabricated with industry-leading Auralex SheetBlok™ Sound Barrier, the HoverMat allows for high-performance decoupling from hollow stages and floors, optimizing the sound of drums by minimizing resonance from the surface on which the kit is resting. The result is a tighter, purer, more focused drum sound.
“I take my HoverMat on the road and into sessions, and engineers love it,” says Redmond. “Jason’s FOH mixer says it sounds great on stage and through the PA system. It really isolates the kit from the floor and keeps the sound tighter. I also use the HoverMat when I’m doing my CRASH Courses, which we’ve done for audiences ranging from school kids to Fortune 500 companies. In fact, Auralex has sent over extra HoverMats for some of those so that our guest clinicians and attendees can see how good it can make a drum kit sound.”
Redmond points out that the HoverMat can be also rolled up after any performance or session, and the included heavy-duty cinch sack makes transport a breeze. “I pretty much take it everywhere,” he says. “It’s portable and affordable!”
For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.