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    Dare 48 - The ElAcHo drum kit


    This is a sound design challenge.

    ElAcHo stands for [El]ectronic [Ac]oustic [Ho]mebased.

    You have to create a drum kit using the following rules:
    - Acoustic instruments
    - Electronic sounds
    - Home sounds
    - Each drum sound must be a 'composite' (i.e., blend, overlap, layering,...) of at least 2 different from the types listed above (if you get all 3, even better!)
    - You can use whatever processing tricks, tools and techniques you want.
    - You can use any legal (i.e., no copyright infringement) source for the acoustic and electronic sounds
    - The homebased sounds you must record yourself, in your HOME.
    - The kit must contain at least the following sounds 1 x bassdrum, 1 x snaredrum, 2 x hat, 1 x cymbal. - You can add more sounds if you like. For example you kit could have 2 bassdrum, 3 x snare, 2 x hat, 3 x cymbal, 3 x tom, 2 x percussion (such as shakers or tambourine sounds) - as long as all the sounds adhere to the rules.
    - Post your kit in Freesound as a pack of sounds. Use the tags "drumkit", "ElAcHo" and "Dare-48".

    DEADLINE: 30-Jun-2017, 11:59pm

    Some suggestions and creativity tips to get you going:
    -> Plenty of acoustic instrument sounds at Freesound, also plenty of electronic sounds too. You can use them, but remember to give attribution according to the copyright license of the sounds you have used.
    -> Of course, you can record your own acoustic and electronic sounds, if you wish.
    -> Why not experiment with some interesting sounds you can obtain from an acoustic instrument? For example: tapping a guitar body or scraping the guitar strings?
    -> Of course you can use acoustic drum sounds as the acoustic instrument... but make sure that if you do, your finished sound is substantially different from what you started from.
    -> Tape stop and radio static are good sources of raw material sounds for 'drum sound' design
    -> The kitchen is a jungle of sounds waiting to be explored!
    -> Try layering different sounds. Filtering each sound to limit its frequency range can be a good way to stack multiple elements (low, mid, high frequency).
    -> Use pitch shifting. - This can turn a knock on a table into a thunderous 'tom' sound or into a 'click' or 'snap' that could be used to layer on top of other sounds providing the 'click' on a bassdrum or the 'thwack' on a snare.
    -> layering is not the only technique. Could you sequence (or juxtapose) sounds? for example, could just the first few miliseconds of the attack from an acoustic guitar strum be positioned at the start of a simple sine wave electronic sound to create the illusion of a percussive sound?
    -> Already finished creating all your drum kit sounds with time to spare and getting bored? - Upload a couple of loops created with your drumkit for extra wow factor and bonus points grin

    I want to believe.
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    Okay I'm in! smile
    I have an idea for how to do it. Thats important. A concept.
    The sounds are supposed to be "mixed". I.e. the bass drum has to consist of at least two sound.
    Am I right?
    Anyway I will do this in "two takes".
    The process is quick.
    A video will explain what I mean.

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    Almost done...
    Have upload to freesound also... Not now.
    But here is the video! smile
    https://youtu.be/O9y0NaxHX_Q

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    Yep, each drum piece needs to be made up of a combination of at least 2 different sounds from different types. - so you can't mix 2 electronic sounds for example.

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    a bump for this dare!!! smile

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    gis_sweden wrote:
    Almost done...
    Have upload to freesound also... Not now.
    But here is the video! smile
    https://youtu.be/O9y0NaxHX_Q

    This is great - and a good video to inspire others also on how to get 'made sounds' and combine them to create drum sounds - which is the whole idea of the dare.

    Really recommend the video. I guess it is only 2 min long, if that, but really inspiring.
    Anyone can do what you did - AND if you don't have a modular, just grab some pre-made synth sounds from Freesound. That is why they are there!

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    Yeah! Finally!
    Drumkit uploaded.

    https://www.freesound.org/people/gis_sweden/packs/22246/

    smile

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    Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to El Nacho Drumkit smile
    https://freesound.org/people/copyc4t/packs/22277/

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    copyc4t wrote:
    Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to El Nacho Drumkit smile
    https://freesound.org/people/copyc4t/packs/22277/

    Hey copyc4t!

    Thanks for the humour! And what a fantastic drum kit!
    It is really impressive
    a) the amount of processing / history some of those sounds have had - the electronic component of the sounds have been recycled from sounds posted for previous dares.
    b) how good the sounds actually are! - You could easily have passed these for recordings of actual drums. Especially the toms.

    Thanks for participating and well done!

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    AlienXXX wrote:

    Hey copyc4t!

    Thanks for the humour! And what a fantastic drum kit!
    It is really impressive
    a) the amount of processing / history some of those sounds have had - the electronic component of the sounds have been recycled from sounds posted for previous dares.
    b) how good the sounds actually are! - You could easily have passed these for recordings of actual drums. Especially the toms.

    Thanks for participating and well done!


    Thank you as well for appreciating all the aspects of this quirky kit: the pun, the meta-dare aspect, and the sounds themselves smile
    My guitar was chosen long ago for the rich round timbre its body gives, and the toms show it well: no extra processing needed besides pitching; the strap-cymbal was a surprising experiment instead.

    The kit ideally could have been curated further, but I've been quite short on time and didn't want to miss the deadline smile

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    copyc4t wrote:
    Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to El Nacho Drumkit smile

    Fantastico! Great sounding drum kit smile

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    gis_sweden wrote:
    copyc4t wrote:
    Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to El Nacho Drumkit smile

    Fantastico! Great sounding drum kit smile

    Thank you! smile
    You've done great too, I particularly like the cartoon-friendly tom, and the making-of video is really cool! smile

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    cartoon-friendly tom

    I like that smile

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