[LAU] Electronic Drum Rataplan

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Thu Sep 22 09:35:03 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 10:58 PM, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Am 21.09.2011 15:46, schrieb Robin Gareus:
>> Hi,
>> I'm looking for a way to make a good sounding rataplan on an electronic
>> snare-drum.
>> I'm not looking for the typical army-snare but rather the funky style:
>> just hit the snare and keep applying pressure to the stick so that it
>> bounces a few times. Some kind of electronic equivalent of
>> http://gareus.org/_media/pub/misc/wirbel3.mp3
>> I tried short sequences of 64th or 48th notes in hydrogen (various
>> drum-kits) and seq24 (general-midi jazz-kit) - to no avail.
> If I remember correctly this is not the most easy exercise for a drummer
> though it is basically simple: you just hit the drum twice with one
> stick and then twice again with the other. The main effect is, that you
> avoid the machine-gun effect that unveils a drum computer immediately.
> The not-so-easy part is to do that very very fast...
> So let us try it in H2:
> put two slightely different snaresounds in two instrument channels.
> set resolution to 32
> set notes like this:
> xx  xx  xx
>   xx  xx  xx
> an so forth...

neat. this makes it much more easy to avoid the "machine gun" effect.

> I tried it right now (with just one snare an different velocity) and it
> sounds, like one can come near your example (with some serious fiddeling
> though...)
> good luck ;-)

Thanks a lot!

> p.s.: if there is a experienced drummer out there that knows a better
> way, please upgrade :-)

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