Dust off the EMU, set the Akai to STUN – this month it’s a funky breakbeat loop…Continue reading
Blog story about the recording of “Big, Round & Bouncy”. 47 dry funky grooves recorded in 72 loops – played at 85 & 102 BPM. Classic-sounding soul loops produced with a 70’s drum sound.Continue reading
Lob some talc on the kitchen floor – it’s time for a dirty disco groove…Continue reading
12 moveable song sections at 102 BPM – classic-sounding drum and percussion grooves recorded and produced with a well-know soul hit in mind.Continue reading
Oil up that fretboard with chicken grease, it’s time for a Prince drum groove…Continue reading
This month, it’s a good old 12/8 half-time Purdie shuffle… We recorded a Bernard Purdie shuffle for Free Beat Friday this month, with a Jeff Porcaro style phrasing on the kick drum. The Inspiration The Purdie shuffle is a 12/8 half-time shuffle conceived by the great Bernard Purdie. The key elements that makes this beat […]Continue reading
I’m brilliant at tuning drums me. 35 years of twirling drum keys, I know exactly what I’m doing…
Or so I thought until I bought this little piece of wizardry…Continue reading
Breezy, Lilting, Swung 6/8 Grooves, Loops and Samples played with Hotrods.
Been a busy day (and night) in The Beat Shed recording a triple bill of rock folk drums – HotRod Grooves in 6/8 (loops), HotRod kit (samples) and a new Song arrangment called “Maypole Dreamer”.Continue reading
A few weeks ago we turned our attention to recording a new trilogy of Beat Shed packages of heavy rock drums.
We wanted to go for a classic 70’s vintage heavy rock drum sound. So where best to start looking for an influence? And audio references for a drum setup? A quite well-known band with a fairly well-known drummer named John Henry Bonham seemed like a good starting point. However, it all turned into a bit of an adventure…Continue reading
We are very chuffed to announce we’ve launched Version #2 of The Beat Shed!
When the original site launched (01.09.18) there were still a few things we really wanted to include. So it’s been great to get them up and running. We’ve also knocked off some of the rough edges, and slightly changed the way the whole thing works.
Here’s a breakdown of the main differences:Continue reading