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Tim Gosden | Spaces

Friday, March 19, 2021

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

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

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

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.

The Warehouse

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!"

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Tim Gosden | Saturn Pads

Friday, February 19, 2021

Saturn is an amazing collection of sounds for Nord Stage 3. The Nord Stage is ubiquitous with worship music, and can be found in thousands of churches around the world. Most users have discovered the incredible pianos and organs, but they’ve not had the time or don’t have the knowledge to release the full potential of this superb instrument.

With Saturn: Stage 3, you don’t need to be a technical genius, these patches will unlock your creativity and allow you to stay focussed on playing and worshipping.  This bundle gives you 14 stage and studio ready patches, each one creating a different atmosphere or taking you into a new sonic world. These patches release the potential of the Nord Stage 3, taking full use of the sample engine, synth engine ,effects, LFOs, filters and arpeggiators. Using the morph function allows you to take control of the layers making it easy to fit in the mix or stand out.

If you are a more advanced user you’ll find lots of new ideas within the patches, ready to be layered or sculpted to fit your vision.

These patches are guaranteed to inspire your creativity, so strike a chord and hear what Saturn can do.

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Tim Gosden | Eighties Hits Drum Sample

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Eighties Hits is a brand new drum samples bundle that will bring the incredible drum and percussion tones of the eighties to your sound, with a modern twist. These samples were recorded and processed by Tim Gosden using gated chambers, reverbs, EQ and compression. Samples include a whole kit, octobans, rototoms, cowbells, claps, snaps, stomps, cymbals, crashes, swells, everything you could possibly imagine you’d need to create a modern but eighties infused mix. 

"These samples are some of my favorite to date. I captured them really carefully in the studio using an incredible collection of microphones, preamps, compressors, and also just in a great sounding space.  The instruments were tuned so carefully and then processed in a way you would not believe with some of those amazing gated chambers, reverbs, some great EQs, and compression. Everything you need to get mix ready, super fresh and eighties infused and inspired drum sounds.” - Tim Gosden

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StageReady Expansion | Felt Piano

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tim Gosden has created a beautiful collection of Felt Pianos for use in StageReady! These pianos meticulously capture delicate and intimate pianos using a felt strip between the hammers and strings. The result is 3 presets showcasing hammer and click sounds using the Una Corda pedal covering a huge amount of sonic ground.

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