February 11th, 2010

Added drums to a bag-pipe loop posted by toiletrolltube.This sample is a remix of the following sample:<http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=89280> I thought adding some drums to the piper sample to simulate a street performace by the piper and some drummers would be interesting.First I used a low shelf cut on the piper sample to remove some ambient noise.Then I got the piper loop playing in Ableton Live and synchronized the song tempo to that of the piper clip so i could easily overlay some drums to it.I was looking for some dull drum sounds to simulate a street performance with the drummers not very close to the microphone. I settled on using some synthesized conga sounds in Ableton and created a rhythmic loop.Actually I created 3 very similar conga loops and played these together, to simulate several drummers playing. The conga sounds where put through an amp sim to add a bit of harshness and finally a sparse reverb to simulate outside ambience reverb.The piper clip was also put through reverb and a bit of EQ in order not to clash with the drums too much.Added another rhythmic clip on top with a shaker and a tambourine.A bit of panning provided spacial separation between the piper and the drummers.


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    silvanovolpicollege 7 years ago

    Hey, is it alright if I use this in a college project? Its a scottish themed game that may be given away in a charity bundle.


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    GrowlingWhispers 8 years, 8 months ago

    I used this sound in an audio piece called "Dragons of the Sun".


    Thank you for your excellent sound!

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    shorthopper 12 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you. This is great! I only wish that it was longer.


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