The Djembe is a powerful percussion with lots of character and history.
I have found myself rocking out to a lot of Glitch Hop of late. It’s just got a great bouncy hard groove to it.
I decided to take a week and really dive into Glitch Hop drums. I’ve been working on a massive collection of Drum Loops for my new Glitch Hop Beat Builder.
I programmed a lot of MIDI Drum Loops along the way and decided to make a free/by donation MIDI Library. The MID Library has 66 Drum Beats that are ready to use in your music creation. To get a taste, here is what I turned those MIDI Loops into:
Download the full MIDI Library for free/by donation bellow:
If you end up using these in a track, feel free to share the link below. Stoked to share this resource with you all.
Check out the Glitch Hop Beat Builder if you want to have a library of Glitch Hop Drum Loops as Wav’s. That SoundCloud Example is from the Full Drum Loops from the library. The Sample Library has over 256 Drum Loops and a bunch of Glitch inspired One Shots.
I am diving back into music production and finding myself obsessed with Arabic scales and instruments. I’ve always loved the Hammer Dulcimer and created an Instrument Rack. One for western scales and others for the Maqam scales.
Here is a walkthrough video of the instrument:
Here is the Download Link Below:
I am also really getting into Maqam music and using quartertones, or 1/2 flats. I’ve been working on some resources around this style of music and Ableton Live and hope to have it for you all soon. If you are interested in knowing more, please comment bellow.
Enjoy the instrument rack!
I love the delicate sound of the Kalimba thumb piano. There is just something about it. It’s not quite a bell but has a similar quality.
Today I was cleaning out my studio of the random instruments I have. I decided to record some of them before I gave them away. I recorded a collection of Kalimba Thumb Pianos to make a new instrument rack. Here is a video walk-through:
In the above link I also added the one-shot samples as a separate download for use in any DAW.
I love adding Tabla, Dholak, and South Asia influenced drums in my music. It adds a really unique flavor and can be used in juxtaposition to other instruments. Just a few months ago I made the Tabla Drum Rack and wanted to follow it up with a lesser-known, but just as amazing, instrument called the Dholak. This double head drum has a really cool sound.
Here is a walkthrough video on the Ableton Live Pack with the free Drum Rack:
You can download the Live Pack as well as the One Shot Samples (for any DAW) below.
The tabla is an iconic instrument from India. Its voice and expression can be used to invoke a unique sound. Over the past 4 years, I have worked with a few Tabla players to add their sound to my Subaqueous tracks. I went through my recordings and created a massive, yet simple to use, Tabla Drum Rack for Ableton Live.
Here is a walk through video and download below:
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a completed track in Ableton Live? I just created another collection of finished tracks as Live Templates for free / by donation.
I took three tracks from my new EP called SilpStream and turned them into Ableton Live Templates. The Live Templates include custom instruments, effect racks, samples, and more. Here is an intro video:
Download the Templates:
What is included in the Live Template?
Halloween is approaching and I have been playing with some good old classic horror sounds. These samples/sounds can be fun to throw in a live set or performance. Below is a video walk-through of the Live Pack.
Lately, I have been working on some trap fusion tracks and wanted that deep resonant bass sound. I put together a few custom racks and find myself using these 3 over and over in the studio. I decided to package them all up and share them with you. Below is the video walkthrough.
Download the Free / By Donation pack below.
If you use these instruments in your music, I’d love to hear it. Comment below with any tracks you’ve made. Stoked to see what other musicians are up to.