(aq) Forest Fall – Micro Drum Rack

At the changing of seasons from Fall to Winter I had a chance to hide away into the woods for a few days. While I was relaxing in a cabin in Washington I got out my field recorder and captured some amazing samples. I got the sound of wood crackling as it burned, the strange metal warping sounds as the wood stove heated and cooled, as well as a creaking cabin.

I collected these sounds together and made a Drum Rack from there. I call it Micro Drum Rack because they are small hits taken from the original source. Giving it a minimal and glitch like quality.  I also made my first IR samples out in the woods and room of the cabin to create new interesting convolution reverbs.  These use Max For Live. If you do not have Max for Live, then just delete the plugin from the file and the drum rack will still work great.

Download the Live 9 Pack or the original 96 Sample’s for use with any DAW below:

Download forest Fall


During this trip I also grabbed more recordings from the Big Four Ice Caves. I sent the original recordings over to AfroDJMac for him to play with. He ended up crafting a really amazing pack from these recorded samples. Check out his video below and download them off his site.


Download here

These packs go hand in hand and create a really interesting blend of electronic sound design, original field recordings, and use of Ableton Live.

By | 2017-06-28T19:59:24+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Free Music Tools|9 Comments


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    • Subaqueous February 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lampy! Glad to share the tools.

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  5. marqoleptic July 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    These are great! Thanx brother. Really dig the taiko rack, too. That is uber cool of you. =]

    • Subaqueous July 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Glad to share this one. It’s been a big part of my music as well. Stoked to see others use it.

  6. Moo October 28, 2014 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Sorry but where’s the download link for the Forest fall drum rack?? many thx

    • Subaqueous October 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      I went ahead and fixed that. You should now see a download button.

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