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Helicopter Cop (Cyberpunk) (Drum Playthrough)

A high energy track in 7/4. I started this one with no real idea of where it would go, but then it really took on a life of it’s own! Cyberpunk Math Chiptune? I have no idea, but I think it came out pretty nifty.
The entire song and video were produced, recorded and edited in Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I made the main sequences in LMMS, then exported the stems to Mixbus 3.6. I recorded the drums into Mixbus using my Alesis IO4 along with the built-in audio interface on my core2 duo macbook using the jack audio connection kit giving me a total of 6 inputs! Though I only used 5 because my micro mixer has a mono output. So I just put both toms on one channel then panned them in post. I edited the video in Kdenlive.

Drums used:

2015 Tama Imperialstar Bob Kit Hairline Blue finish
Gibraltar floating tom mount system
Tama Iron Cobra hi hat stand (main hats)
Vintage Olympic hi hat stand (trash hats)
Ludwig flat base straight stands (crashes)
PDP boom stand (ride)
Vintage Nuvader Nickel Silver 15″ Hi Hats
Meinl HCS 8″ Bell
Kasza 17″ Dirty Bell crash cymbal
Vintage NuVader 22″ ride cymbal (Nickel Silver)
Meinl HCS 16″ Trash Crash / Generic 16″ brass crash bottom (trash hats)
Vintage Camber 18″ Crash Cymbal (Brass)
Aquarian Studio X on tom batters
Tama single ply clear tom resonants
Aquarian Studio X Dot on snare batter
Tama thin clear snare resonant
Aquarian Response 2 Coated kick batter
Remo Vintage Emperor w/ Kickport 2 on kick resonant
DW 6000 kick pedal
Vintage flat base Slingerland snare stand
Vintage MIJ canister throne

For more stuff like this, click the YouTube link in the header above

You don’t need to spend money and you don’t need to pirate to start making music in Windows and Linux!

This little write up is for a piece of software I love. It’s called LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) don’t let the name fool you. It’s not just for Linux, in fact it works just as good in Windows. LMMS is an FL Studio style DAW pattern-based electronic music sequencer. It works REALLY well and is fast. It has tons of users and a whole lot of videos and tutorials on Youtube to get you started. It costs $0 and is completely free and open source!

I’ve used LMMS extensively on the albums, The New Sun, Number Johnny Five and Several others. Some of the songs I’ve made using this software I consider some of my best! What’s really cool is you really don’t need anything other than a computer to use it. You can play notes right from your computer keyboard and record them patterns, or record in sequence mode. Its really easy to get the hang of and I definitely recommend it for all of you new music makers out there!

I’ve collected a few videos here to show you some of the power of this program and provide you with a link to their webpage to download below!


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