Beats for creating MUSIC
The Beat Shed is a shop for live boutique drum recordings.
An online resource for musicians, engineers, DJs, producers, TV/Film professionals. In fact ANYONE who needs beautifully recorded, unique, INTERESTING live drum recordings for their projects.
Loops – drums that loop seamlessly in bars of 4 or 8, or “song slices”.
Samples – single percussive sounds. “One Shots”.
Online Sessions – Drums recorded for you, to order, to your specification, sent to you anywhere in the world. We can record the drum recordings you require, with the sound and style that you need them, to any arrangement that you specify.
Studio – The Beat Shed is also a recording studio near Oxford. We offer a full range of tracking, mixing and music production services.
Work Digital. Think Analogue.
The Beats are live. Played by a real human drummer.
Hitting real acoustic instruments in a physical space that is purpose-built for drums and percussion.
While recording, we treat the computer more as a tape machine than a DAW. It has to sound GREAT on the way IN. Before hitting record.
A great recorded drum sound is achieved through a lot of attention to the basics. Drum configuration, drum tuning, room treatment and mic placement.
This core principle dictates the way The Beat Shed products are recorded and produced. The instruments, the room and the performance MUST sound fantastic pre-EQ, pre-compression, pre-FX. Read more about the Beat Shed recording ethos.
One person conceives, plans, performs, records and produces The Beats. Total consistency is maintained across everything that is published on The Beat Shed. With a personal feel to each and every product.
Thanks to obsessively detailed note-taking, we can also replicate any sound, any beat or any variation to order.
Beats for ANY given situation
If you’ve just bought your first instrument and are looking for something to play along to. A professional producer needing some interesting loops or samples. A film composer that needs a moveable drum arrangement to work with.
Recording live drums and producing amazing drum sounds is an obsession.
If you find a topic in the BeatBlog articles that interests you, it most definitely interests us too. So dive in and find articles about the making of the Beats, as well as Guides, Tips & Tricks and stories along the way.
We are CONSTANTLY chopping wood in The Beat Shed.
Or at least planning, recording or producing new Beats. A lot of thought, preparation and pre-production goes into the Beats. So we always have a list of live drum recordings – songs slices, loops and sample packs scheduled for recording and production at any one time, so please sign up to the ShedLetter to stay tuned. Don’t worry; we won’t fill your inbox with crap.
We only write a new ShedLetter when we actually have something to say, and we hope that you’ll find it interesting.
Learn more about The Beat Shed…
If you want to know more about The Beat Shed generally, how the site works, or more about the Beat categories then please hit the WTF page for answers, or use the form to contact us with a question; we’d love to hear from you.