I had to share this impressive vid. Not only is this an amazing clone of the classic ARP 2600, the song and video made by Firechild are really awesome. I’ll definitely be checking out more of his music!
He’s probably one of the hugest drumming influences on me of all time, but Damon Che of Don Caballero had another band where he played guitar and sang for called Thee Speaking Canaries. Before the band totally took shape as a trio, Damon recorded many songs with himself on all the instruments. Chunklett Industries recently released all this material for the first time.
These are basically a bunch of cool instrumental versions of early SC songs with Damon on all the instruments. I just got it and have to say I really dig it. There’s a totally cool nostalgic 90s guitar vibe going excellently accompanied by Mr. Che’s signature drumming. Highly recommended for all of those that love Don Cab, Bitch Magnet, or 90s post rock/math instrumental stuff.
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!
1. E-Mu Systems Emulator – First up is from our pal SynthMania who made this awesome Retrowave track the authentic way, by using the classic E-mu Emulator sampler! I’ve been obsessed with the Emulator for years now. This one looks like it’s in fantastic condition too. Nice work on this Tear For Fears-esq track!
2. Casio RZ-1 – acidphaze made this cool acid jam with an RZ-1, Korg Volca Bass and Monotron. The RZ-1 was an 8 bit sampler drum machine. Though in this vid he’s using most of the on board drum samples, I still think it qualifies since it’s a high quality performance.
3. Ensoniq Mirage – Arguably one of the best early samplers made for actual synth playing I was surprised as to how hard it was for me to find a quality performance on Youtube with a Mirage until I found this one by Hyboid a.k.a. Astro Chicken. He used a plethora of awesome 80s gear in this one, including a Kawai K1M, Simmons SDS800, Oberheim Matrix 6R, and more!
4. Fairlight CMI – Invented in 1979, the Fairlight CMI was the very first digital sampler and it completely changed the music industry forever. I could not find a recent performance on a Fairlight CMI of any quality, but I did find this rare old vid of Ryuichi Sakamoto playing one years ago!
5. Akai MPC-60 – This was another game changer sampler and had as much to do with the development of Rap music as nearly any one single artist. What you don’t hear often is and MPC being used to make Avantgarde Jazz, which is what Michal Patulski did in this awesome vid.