Sunday, January 11, 2009

Etude 005: DYI Drum Kit

So for this ├ętude I decided to familiarize myself with Ableton's "Impulse" drum machine /sampler, by building my own drum set. I recorded myself knocking a dinner plate and then I recorded myself clapping a few times, and then I chopped it all up and threw it into an empty Impulse instrument. Also, for the rumbling echo that accompanies the bass kick, I recorded punching my right fist into my left palm, and then applied a low-pass filter to cut everything above 200Hz or so.

I debated adding some reverb to the whole thing, but in the end I kinda like the really dry, crisp sound for this one.

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