The sound of a space is just as important as the drums themselves. Hit the drums hard and you’ll feel the explosive life a room creates as it thunders through the air. Tap them gently and the room will softly speak, creating a beautiful atmosphere.
These four bundles from Tim Gosden were sampled capturing not only the drums, but the natural reverb created in some uniquely charactered locations across Manchester. From massive drum hits to tight muted samples, The White Room, The Muted Room, The Stairwell, and The Warehouse will bring the authentic sound of these spaces to your mix.
The White Room is an epic space, with hard white halls, high vaulted ceilings and natural brick. This epic sound is further enhanced with a huge marching bass drum, deep brass snare and super low floor tom. Each sample was recorded with the snare wires engaged, for added texture and character, and without, giving a cleaner and more focused sound.
The Muted Room is all about opposites. Unlike the rest of this series, where I set out to find the biggest spaces possible, these drums were sampled in a tight, dry, muted space. You might be fooled into thinking that these samples just use close mics, but they’re mixed with a stereo pair of overhead mics to ensure that the drums sound punchy, tight and yet still have an amazing stereo width.
The stairwell I used to sample these drums is incredible. Manchester is an amazing city, full of the heritage of the industrial revolution. All over the city are mills, warehouses and industrial spaces with all the original features still intact. With brick walls and a seemingly endless amount of stairs, these drums thunder through this unique space.
When it comes to drums, bigger is ALWAYS better. When I put together this bundle I had one goal in mind… find the biggest drums in the biggest space, hit them hard, and cover my ears ready for the explosion! When it comes to worship music, it doesn’t get better than Truth Drums. This monster kit featuring a 24” Kick Drum, 13” Rack Tom, 16” Floor Tom and 18” Floor Tom sounds absolutely incredible. Partnered with a classic Ludwig 402 it’s easy to see why these samples have so much life and weight.
"Since many of us are using the Steven Slate Trigger plugin for your samples, I have included pre-mapped TCI files. Simple drag and drop and you’ll have the different velocity layers and round robins pre-mapped. It couldn’t be easier to audition sounds and create your perfect drum mix!"