Texture, Crunch, & Percussion is a collection of 237 unique and unusual percussion sounds. The inspiration for this kit, came from years of collecting unusual percussion and various instruments, as a beatmaker, EARS often found himself searching for strange acoustic percussive textures, which help create big wet crunchy snare sounds and shaker samples, bells, gongs, rattles etc. to layer with his hi hats and thicken the textures that will glue the break together, and influence the overall groove of the beat.
These samples were recorded in a bedroom studio, and as a result you will hear occasional distant traffic noise and birds, the charm of this kit is in the detail and colour the recordings, they aren’t clinical sounds, but rather a creative approach to making useable samples that have tonnes of character.
All percussion samples recorded using Neumann KM-184 Microphones, running through a Universal Audio 6176 Channel strip, into a Neve 8803 Equalizer, tracking to Logic using the Universal Audio Apollo Twin.
All samples have been carefully edited and have had some Low end cleaned up with a gentle roll off, the top end has been slightly brightened using the Neve and then Maag Eq. Some subtle compression has been handled by the Manley Vari-mu.
Samples are Dry and Normalized as 24 bit Wav. files.