ANUP SASTRY Crushes This Playthrough Of New OLLY STEELE Single “Balance”

Drummer extraordinaire Anup Sastry recently played drums on Monuments guitarist Olly Steele’s new solo single “Balance”! You’ve probably heard the song by now, but if you haven’t, stop reading this and go here immediately before continuing. It’s everything you want and more, and Anup absolutely crushes this live drum playthrough for the jam.


About the playthrough, here’s what Anup had to say:

“This is a play through for the song titled ‘Balance’, by Olly Steele. Olly was kind enough to reach out regarding me tracking the drums for this single. This was a lot of fun to record drums for. Olly does a great job writing drum parts himself. So almost all of the writing credits on drums definitely goes to Olly. Enjoy! Olly plays for the band ‘Monuments’, and he’s a good friend of mine. We’ve worked together on a couple of projects now, and I hope to continue working on music together.”

And here’s a siiiiick list of gear used in the video:

  • Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga in Lacquered White Oyster
  • 10″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 12″ x 9″ Rack Tom
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom (Left)
  • 16″ x 14″ Floor Tom (Right)
  • 22″ x 16″ Kick Drum
  • 14″ x 6″ Maple Starphonic Snare
  • 18″ Classics Custom Dark Crash
  • 15″ Pure Alloy Hi- Hats
  • 18″ Byzance Traditional Medium Crash
  • 8″ Benny Greb Signature Crasher Hats
  • 20″ Pure Alloy Ride
  • 18″ Pure Alloy Crash
  • 16″ Mb10 Medium Crash and 18″ Byzance Traditional China (Stack)
  • 18″ Classics Custom Extreme Metal China
  • Evans Drumheads: Heavyweight Snare Batter
  • 300 Snare Side
  • EC2 Clear Tom Batter
  • G1 Clear Tom Resonant
  • EQ4 Frosted Kick Batter
  • AKG 414 for overheads
  • Shure Beta 57 for snare top
  • Shure SM 57 for snare bottom
  • Sennheiser MD 421 for toms
  • Shure Beta 91 A for kick in
  • Stam Audio FET 47 for kick out
  • AKG D12 VR for kick out
  • Shure 98 D/S for ride and stack
  • Shure SM 81 for hi hats
  • Shure SM 81 for china
  • Warm Audio 87’s for room close
  • Warm Audio 47 Tube’s for room middle
  • Sterling Audio Heiserman 47’s for room far
  • BAE 1073’s for overheads and room close
  • API 3124’s for room far
  • API 3124’s for cymbal close mic’s
  • Precision 8 for room middle
  • Prodigy Engineering for all drums

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.

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