It's a 15-minute long drum improvisation.
It contails a lot of different beats and rhythms played so you might cut-out some loops for your needs.
The kit has:
- Single kick
- 3 toms
- Broken crash that sounds really short
The kit was old and not in perfect condition.
I also used my sticks to play on some other part of the drumkit, like metal stand for the crash etc.
I also got up and stated running around in a circle hitting sticks together and afterwards hitting drums and cymbals while running around the drumkit. I took my shoes off before I started so you can't hear my footsteps.
I didn't use a metronome and I know I don't hold the tempo and it's a bit wiggly sometimes.
I think this performace was inspired by band Mr. Bungle.
I recorded this with Zoom H2 handy recorder's front stereo XY mics. It was standing on a table about one meter above the floor. Facing the drumkit and me. It was captured into a 48kHz/24-bit WAV file, then I trimmed the ends and converted this to FLAC using Audacity.
No processing applied, though I think it sounds nicer when you put these effects:
1. A compressor:
-treshold: around -24dB
2. A reverb:
-decay: 1.5 to 2 seconds
-wet: around -15 dB
It amazes me how much energy compression actually adds to drums!
I made this with my podcast (http://unfamusic.com/fnr/) in mind. I want to overdub guitars, vocals and make it one big schizophrenic song.
If you're interested to hear it, leave me a comment so I can find you, or just subscribe to my podcast's RSS (http://feeds.feedburner.com/unfa-fnr/).
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