Category Archives: Drum Machines

Acid is making a comeback and it’s being lead by Korg Volcas and YouTubers

I keep seeing more and more posts of people making Acid beats like this one by Honeysmack.

I think all the new inexpensive hardware synths and sequencers are partly responsible for this revival, but it’s cool… whatever the reason is.

There’s definitely a plethora of cool toys out there right now and a lot of people using them in cool ways.

I love acid

Free Finger Drumming Lessons with the master, Jeremy Ellis

If you’re just getting started playing pads, these videos can be of great help. They helped me quite a bit. Even if you already play, there’s some great techniques shown in Jeremy’s vids. If you’ve never seen Jeremy Ellis play pads, it is truly a sight to behold. He is seriously one of my favorite “drummers” right now.

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If you’re looking to buy a pad controller, I recommend the Akai MPD26 below. They’re very affordable and very well made. I have the 24 which is very similar but no longer being produced.

G-Stomper | The Best Music Making App for Android

G-stomper

iOS may have a lot of the big names like Korg, Moog and Fairlight, but there’s a great app out there for Android that holds a ton of power and quite capable of making incredible music in the palm of your hand!

G-stomper is a full music production suite that works on your Android device. It is a sample pattern-based sequencer that also now features a built in synth. There are tons of great features like programmable filters, pitch, fill ins, swing feature, pattern and song creation, render to wav function and more.

It has already been around for a couple of years now, but this is not some one trick pony app. It is constantly being developed and improved upon. Not only that, even early versions were pretty great. I was so impressed with it early on that I created an entire album made using only G-stomper in 2013.

If you’ve ever used a pattern sequencer or groovebox you should find G-Stomper very intuitive. There’s also an incredibly active Google Plus users group where you can get answers to any question you might have. This is a great app, and is hours and hours of fun. You can make entire albums right on your phone!

There’s also tons of sound add on packs you can get from the Google Play store, a couple even a couple made by me that are samples of my Mothman synths. I highly recommend this app. If you want to get into making electronic music and don’t have much space or just would rather use your phone than a computer, this is for you.

Also just so you know, I am not affiliated with G-Stomper in anyway. Learn more and get G-stomper here!

M-Audio’s new Trigger Finger Pro could set the new standard for pad controllers

There’s more options for finger drummers out there than ever right now, and M-Audio fairly recently released their new Trigger Finger Pro. The more I see about this controller the more I like it. This video shows a great performance using all the original samples that come with the unit. The nice big display screen is definitely a nice feature and the built in step sequencer is a very cool feature.

The only controller that seems to be in the same league as the TFP one is the Maschine, which is an amazing product. But the Maschine MK2 is $599, where as the TFP is only $199. I can’t comment on the feel of the pads themselves since I haven’t used one personally. But from what I have seen they look like nice sized pads and most comments about them have been good.

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Wierbonski Drums Sample Pack | 1970s Vintage Concert Tom Kit

Wierbonski Drum Sample Pack

This is my first original sample pack I’m posting for sale and it is actually of the kit you see in this picture. It is a 1970s Pearl type kit that was customized by me. The snare drum is a 13″ steel Pork Pie. The little tom is not in the sample pack, but all the other drums are. The cymbals also differ slightly as to what is pictured here. Included in the pack are as follows:

  • Three kick sounds – one inside miked, another miked about 6 inches from the front, and a third that is a mixture of the two
  • Five snare sounds – two different tunings both muffled and unmuffled, there’s also a rimshot hit making five sounds total
  • Four hi hat sounds – open, closed, pedal and choke
  • Three crash sounds – big, small, china
  • Two ride sounds – body and bell
  • Nine tom sounds – since they are concert toms I wanted to get the full range of sounds available from this kit so you get all three toms with inside miking, top outside miking and mixed miking.
  • Ableton drum rack and project file
  • All samples are 16 bit 44,100khz professionally miked in my own rehearsal space

This is an incredibly realistic sounding kit and perfect for rock, garage rock, indie, experimental music. It’s very open and natural sounding and very powerful. Only $4.99!

This is a royalty free sample pack and may be used to create music in any way. Music created with the Wierbonski drum pack may be distributed freely and commercially, but the sample pack or any part of it may not be redistributed as a sample pack or library by any other party than demonicsweaters.com ©2015 demonicsweaters.com & Justin Wierbonski

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