Author Archives: DemonicSweaters

Can You Draw Me?

Pre-Order, or Pre-Save “Can You Draw Me?” Now! Worldwide Release on 12/4!

 

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)

You can pre-order the album already on Bandcamp, or pre-save it on Spotify!

Free Cyberpunk 8 Bit Drums Sample Set for SmartWav 2 or Anything

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

Download the sample pack here. 

 

 

You’re just making me want to do it more… So thanks :)

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 🙂

As The Sun Rises

I need your help! Follow Manasota on Spotify!

 

Hey there my friends! I really need some help in getting some followers for my other project, Manasota, on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mAvYdbEFqQzpj8CfRQ3o7?si=sd8x75Z8QMa7MRrsgmHX6g

At the moment Manasota only has 5 followers, haha. Let see if we can get it to 100! I have a new album coming out as Manasota in the next month, and I really think you will love it and I want to make sure you hear it!

You could also really help me out by sharing that link, or adding some Manasota songs to some playlists! Thank you so much!

How To Make a Cheap and Easy DIY Internal Dual Zone Piezo Drum Trigger

I found this diagram at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/559501953700910845/ and t worked great for me!

Get 7% off digital distribution on Distrokid https://distrokid.com/vip/demonicsweaters. Piezos https://amzn.to/3hOc7wN, gaffer’s tape https://amzn.to/32FxKct, output jacks https://amzn.to/32MmpHq, L brackets https://amzn.to/3bbx56r. You can probably find wire, sponges, and anything else you need laying around the house. Though the total cost of buying all of these items is more than $5, it will allow you to make 6 of them since most of the items come in bulk, and it is still very cheap, so in reality one trigger is probably less than $5 if you’re good at math and want to figure out because I am not. Either way it’s cheap and works. Did you ever want to know how to build your own drum trigger? How about a dual zone trigger that mounts on the inside of the drum? It is really not that hard. Though there’s some videos on YouTube of people making ones WAY MORE COMPLICATED than this one. This one will work, and does a good job once you get it configured.