Today the Beat Shed is officially launching a BESPOKE online drum recording service…Continue reading
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 groove… We recorded a Bernard Purdie shuffle groove for Free Beat Friday this month, with a Jeff Porcaro style phrasing on the kick drum. The Inspiration The Purdie shuffle groove is a 12/8 half-time shuffle conceived by the great Bernard Purdie. The key elements that […]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