April 11th, 2013

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
- Snare
- Hihat
- 3 toms
- Broken crash that sounds really short
- Ride

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:
-attack: 10ms
-release: 50ms
-ratio: 2.5:1
-treshold: around -24dB
2. A reverb:
-decay: 1.5 to 2 seconds
-dry: 0dB
-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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    zerodecoole 1 year, 1 month ago


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    threesevensix 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Unfa, and thanks for the beats! Look forward to sampling them for my electronic music, and top tip with the compression!!

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    analogicAcoustix 2 years, 9 months ago

    Probably even try checking out the sounds I made, like seriously, the sounds I published are no copyright but you need to credit me

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    gingernightmare 4 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, I think I will be using about 6 1/2 mins of this.. great stuff, I love percussion. The title of my video for this is "The Chase".

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    kafboj 8 years, 5 months ago


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