Download my two latest SmartWAV 2 samples sets here. These consist of a full single layer mono drum sample set, as well as a full multi-layer stereo cymbal sample set. Use the single layer set if you are replacing your whole kit, or the multi-layer for just replacing the cymbals. You also could only use parts of each to replace individual drums or cymbals.
You may need to rename some files if your MIDI mapping is different than mine, or edit your MIDI note output. These samples could also easily be used in an Ableton Live Drum Rack or any other software or drum module that allows you to use your own samples!
Keep in mind I do not use the TD-8 Roland kit, so the mapping is slightly different. You will need reaper to load the file onto your TD-8. Just run a midi out from reaper to your td-8 and play the file, your TD-8 will automatically import the drum kit. Make sure you back up your kits before loading new ones! My kit tom 1 is crash 1, ride is mapped 3 zones using the ride input and the crash 2 input, crash 2 is mapped to Aux. Everything else is normal.
2020 was a weird year to say the least, so what better way to finish off the year than with a really weird album by Demonic Sweaters? Yes, “Can You Draw Me?” is weird, but I do not think it is weird in a way that makes it non-relatable to the average listener.
On this album I have returned to my roots and it is very synthesizer and drum heavy. Above all I believe this album conveys a consistent mood throughout. A mood of mystery. A mystery steeped in technology gone awry. A ghost in the machine.
The album is organically played, but electronically produced. My electronic drum set was used on most of the songs on the record using the Roland TD-8 and Alesis Nitro drum modules. Synthesizers and controllers used were the Kawai K1m, The UVI Emulation One, UVI Darklight, Casio CT-370 (Soundfont by DS), Akai MPD16, MidiPlus Classic 49, Mothman 1966, Mothman 2000, Elogoxa Cosmogirl, EGOkILLERversion2, and the Korg Monotron Delay, and some others I probably forgot about. Guitars and basses used were the Squier Mustang HH, Harley Benton RX-10, Rogue Fretless bass. Acoustic drums Tama Club-JAM Mini with expansion kit and Paiste Cymbals (on Space Dingo only)
What you’re hearing above is the 8 bit drum sample set I created from my old Tama Imperialstar drum set. I did various things to the different samples to create something I think sounds pretty cool and very ‘Cyberpunk’. All the samples are 8 bit mono samples, and the samples are named to work with the SmartWav 2 + MIDI adapter by Vizic Technologies. They could also be used in just about anything, just need to use the guide below to know what samples are what.
046 = Open hi hat
036 = kick
038 = Snare
050 = tom 1
042 = Closed Hi Hat
041 = tom 4
044 = hi hat pedal
048 = tom 2
045 = tom 3
053 = ride
049 = crash 3
055 = crash 2
051 = crash 1
So last year at some point I posted on this site how I identify (mostly) as nonbinary. And recently had been getting some comments… You know the type…. bible verses…. God… Abomination.. blah blah blah. (I’ve since deleted them, it’s my blog, I can do that) But it’s so strange to me how people start saying all this weird stuff, and some of them get outright angry, all because I sometimes do not conform to wearing only articles of clothing that belong to my assigned gender.
One thing good about all this, is it woke me up to the fact that I have been ignoring this side of me for a good part of 2020, and people posting ignorant comments, both here on as well as on my YouTube channel, has inspired me to bust out my makeup, buy some new girly clothes, and just start doing some videos on YouTube fully dressed in clothing usually attributed to being ‘female’ rather than male. I’m full on now babes, and I’m not coming back.
Though I think the first time I ever dressed as a girl was when I was a small child. It is something I have always enjoyed. But many times before recently I would only use bits and pieces here and there publicly, like a little eyeliner here, a little women’s top there, but never until this week have I gone fully in ‘drag’ for lack of a better term, on my YouTube channel.
Contrary to what you may think by reading this, I’m not big into labels. I don’t get hung up on pronouns, or even what to call myself and my personal lifestyle. I only said nonbinary before because I felt it most closely represented what I feel. I guess another term could be ‘gender nonconforming’. But that’s just more labels. You can just call me Justin… Or Demonic Sweaters.
Anyway, here’s a collection of some of my recent videos of me being me….
So anyway… thanks for the unintentional inspiration mean commentors, you’ve pushed into being more myself than ever 🙂