REQUIREMENTS & REGULATIONS

Video Requirements For Competitors in the YouTube Audition (Route A) 

ALL DRUM SET SOLO CATEGORIES


Drum Set Solo auditionees will be required to perform a 2-minute drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

 

Drum Set Solo competitors must introduce themselves with a clear frontal facial view at the start of the video followed by the performance from a slightly elevated side angle from the left-hand side (for right handed drummers) where movement of the hands, drum sticks, 2 rack toms, floor tom and both the right and left legs are clear. Video must be captured in one continuous take and one angle.

 

NOTE: Drum set should only consist of a four or five-piece drum set kit complete with hardwares, a pair of hi hats and a maximum of 4 cymbals and a cowbell.

Example of Video Angle For Your Reference

RHYTHM DUO CATEGORY

Rhythm DUO auditionees will be required to perform a 2-minute drum + percussion solo performance with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

Rhythm DUO competitors must introduce themselves with a clear frontal facial view at the start of the video followed by the performance from a front ELEVATED angle clearly seeing both musicians and their interaction. Video must be captured in one continuous take and one angle.

 

NOTEDrum set  should only consist of a four or five-piece drum kit complete with hardwares, a pair of hi hats and a maximum of 4 cymbals and a cowbell.

 

For Percussion set, it is highly encouraged to consist of a set of congas with stand, bongos with stand, cajon with stand, djembe with stand, timbales, some bells and blocks, percussion of your choice without stands and max 3 cymbals on stands. You may also add percussion pedal(s) in your set up; up to a maximum of 2 percussion pedals.

Example of Video Angle For Your Reference

VIDEO SUBMISSION
Once registration is done and payment is made, please proceed to submit your YouTube video link to info@fest-events.com by 3 June 2019.

 

The title of your video must be uploaded into YouTube with the following format:

 

“Drum-Off Global 2019 Auditions, <insert Category>, <insert Competitor’s Name(s), <insert Country>

 

Example: 
“Drum-Off Global 2019 Auditions, Open Category, Alan Smith, United Kingdom”

 

OR
 

“Drum-Off Global 2019 Auditions, Rhythm DUO, Alex Hernandez & Sheila Escovedo, Mexico”
 

Requirements & Regulations for competitors in “Live” Audition, Semi-Finals

and Grand Finals

FOR ALL DRUM SET DRUMMERS IN ANY CATEGORY
Drum set auditionees will be required to perform a Drum Set Solo with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

 

A 5 piece drum set*, professionally mic-ed up, comprising of the following components will be provided for competitor’s use:

 

1) Cymbals 

2) Mounted Bass Drum Cowbell x 01

3) Cymbal Stand x 04

4) Hi-Hats Stand x 01

5) Snare Drum Stand x 01

6) Single Bass Drum pedal x 01

7) Floor Tom x 01

8) Rack Toms x 02

9) Snare Drum x 01

10) Bass Drum x 01

 

*If you need a junior drum set with a 18” kick drum, please email us at info@fest-events.com

 

Competitors are to only use an array of cymbals provided by us during the competition. You may choose your desired cymbals combination from our collection, comprising of Hi-hats, Rides, Crashes, Splashes, Stacks and China.


Competitors may choose to use their own personal equipment during the competition:

  • Single or Double Bass drum pedal

  • Main snare drum

  • Extra percussion pedal; up to a maximum of 2 pedals

  • Mounted auxiliary percussion using only mounting clips of your own
     

Please take note that competitors is accorded 5 minutes to setup their drum set. Competitors are reminded to adhere strictly to the 5-minute time limit

 

  • NO speaking or singing mic will be provided at all times

  • NO extra mic will be supplied to the drum set 

  • NO additional Bass drum, Snare drum, Toms are to be brought by you to the stage

  • NO extra percussion stands or cymbal stands are to be brought by you to the stage

 

 

FOR PERCUSSIONIST IN RHYTHM DUO CATEGORY
Rhythm DUO auditionees will be required to perform a drum + percussion solo with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

For the percussionist, the following instruments will be provided for the competitor’s use during the competition:


1) Fiberglass Congas: 

a. 1 x Quinto 11" w/ stand
b. 1 x Conga 11"3/4 w/ stand
c. 1 x Tumbadora 12"1/2 w/ stand


2) 1 x pair of Fiberglass Bongos w/ stand


3) 1 x Cajon with standing cajon mount


4) 1 x Djembe with standing djembe stand


5) 1 x 14”+15” Stainless Steel timbales 


6) 2 x handheld Tambourines


7) 1 x Bongo bell


8) 1 x Black Beauty cowbell

 

9) 1 x Timbale cowbell

 

10) 1 x Block (low)

 

11) 1 x Block (high)

 

12) 1 x Standing rack for mounting bells and blocks

 

13) 1 x Percussion table 


14) 1 x cymbal stand for a 16” or 18” crash

 

15) 2 x cymbal attachment for 2 splashes/crashes

 

*If you require a small platform to raise yourself up, please email us at info@fest-events.com

 

Competitors are to only use an array of cymbals provided by us during the competition. You may choose your desired cymbals combination from our collection, comprising of  Crashes, Splashes, Stacks and China.


Competitors may choose to use their own personal equipment during the competition:

  • Extra percussion pedal; up to a maximum of 2 percussion pedals

  • Auxilliary hand or stick percussion, up to a maximum of 5 items. Please inform us the items that you will be using by sending an email to us at info@fest-events.com


It is important to bear in mind that you demonstrate your finesse in using the *equipment provided by Drum-Off Global (Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Djembe & Cajon) during the competition in your 4-minute performance in the Rhythm DUO category.


Please take note that competitors are accorded 5 minutes to setup your percussion equipment. Competitors are reminded to adhere strictly to the 5-minute time limit.

 
Competitors are reminded to adhere strictly to the following rules and regulations:

  • NO speaking or singing mic will be provided at all times 

  • NO extra mic will be supplied to the percussion set than what is already there. 

  • NO extra percussion stands or cymbal stands are to be brought by you to the stage

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