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Weird drums for fun and profit

by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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Tap tap tap 00:24
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Leaky kick 00:24
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Robot v8 00:12
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Alien waltz 00:12
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Crazy clock 00:12
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Belly laugh 00:12
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Happy bongo 00:12
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Conga 00:12
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Drum roll 00:12
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about

I was reading an amazing collection of interviews with music producers by Martin Yam Møller. One of the questions that he asks all producers is "[what is the] most surprising tip/trick/technique that you’ve discovered about a bit of kit?"

In the interview with Hainbach he answers by linking to a video where he teaches how to use a phaser to generate drums sounds. Hainbach uses the click from a Korg SQ-1 to generate fantastic sounds by cranking up the resonance in his phaser.

I decided to give it a try at home, using the Empress ZOIA as a phaser and delay. Since the ZOIA has two inputs I decided to use a Korg Volca instead of the SQ-1, so I could have drums and melody from a single machine! I decided to give the Volca FM a try, since I hadn't used it for a while.

I wasn't really happy with the FM sounds, but the drums sounds from processing the sync out on the ZOIA turned out to be super fun! So much that I decided to record 19 loops and make them available for free in a little sample pack. The loops were all recorded by running the Volca FM at 40 BPM, so they are in 80 BPM because the sync runs twice as fast.

I've released the whole collection as public domain, so you can use them commercially, resell them, use them as your ringtone, or whatever! Just have fun!

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released July 30, 2022

Photo by Romain HUNEAU on Unsplash

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The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The Fishermen & the Priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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