[linux-audio-user] RE: More Homemade Muzak

Arnold Krille arnold at roederberg.dyndns.org
Thu May 19 05:29:02 EDT 2005

On Wednesday 18 May 2005 16:01, Steve D wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 10:37:44AM +0100, james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> > Damn you.  The drums are really good.
> > I just hate it when people can be so good at something first time.

Me too...

I especially like the hihat.

> But you know, it was kind of fun using my fingers like drum sticks. Of
> course, I had to pick percussion sounds that were all (or mostly) within
> finger-span distance of my hands in order to play them fast enough in
> real time to record. Fortunately, a "dry kick bass," two high-hats that
> gave me that shuffle beat, a rim-shot snare drum, and two congas were
> all close together enough on the keyboard that they were directly under
> each of my hands. All of the drums were recorded at the same time on
> just one digital-audio track in Audacity. I didn't try to get fancier
> than that, for this time at least.

For drums and percussions I think its allowd to use two different tracks since 
these might be played by different people in a real-band-version too. :-)

> Using a MIDI keyboard to play drums, whether to create a General MIDI
> percussion track or record the patches in real time, is definitely a
> challenge. But it's also kind of fun and I think that a keyboard player
> could get used to it, although the results would be limited (a keyboard
> player might have trouble perfectly recreating some of the fast rolls
> and riffs and fills that a real drummer can produce).

The acoustic-patch from hydrogen has some sound which in fact are rolls and 
double-beats. Maybe you want to try them...


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