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Kiss Me Kate - Regional - Scot Sexton

Scot Sexton’s combined book setup for the Seattle Musical Theaters production of Kiss Me Kate in Seattle, Washington.


“Knowing I was going to be combining the books for this production, I approached this process as I usually do. I lay them out next to each other and see what is the easiest to catch. Then I start working layer by layer adding more and more. I was lucky as I was able to catch around 90% of the percussion parts along with 100% of the kit parts. For the glockenspiel, crotales, and timpani notes I used Apple’s Logic Pro on the Alesis SamplePad and edited them to sound as natural as possible for what was notated in the book.”

  • Gretsch 14”x5.5” Snare 
  • Custom Built 12”x8” Rack Tom (with birch shell, built by Scot)
  • Custom Built 16”x16” Floor Tom (with birch shell built by Scot)
  • Ludwig 24”x14” 1952 Bass Drum

  • Zildjian 20" 1980’s Ride Cymbal
  • Zildjian 14" A Custom Fast Crash 
  • Sabian 16" AAX X-Plosion Crash
  • Zildjian 14" 1970’s Hi-Hats
  • Zildjian 12" A Custom Splash
  • Zildjian 8" A Custom Splash 
  • Generic 9" Trashy Splash

  • Remo Fiberskyn on all batter heads 
  • Remo Ambassador Clear on all resonant heads

  • TreeWorks 8" Triangle 
  • TreeWorks Tre35 Bar Chimes
  • LP Bell Tree
  • Goat Toe Rattle 
  • Cabasa 
  • RhythmTech Tambourine (mounted on its own stand)
  • Acme Siren Whistle
  • Duck Call
  • 40 Grit Cut Off Wheels (2) rubbed together for face scratch sound effect - photo above
  • LP Granite Blocks
  • LP Rock Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with mounted Finger Cymbal
  • Miller Machine with 6" TreeWorks Triangle

  • Roland HandSonic HPD-20 for triggering doumbek, gong, china cymbal and pandiero
  • Alesis SamplePad Pro for triggering glock, crotales, timpani, sleigh bells, slapstick, bulb horn, ship bell, 2 foot pedals (one for a timpani hit, and a second to change the "kit" on the SamplePad)

  • Regal Tip Combos
  • Regal Tip Jazz

April 2017