Go Beat Sheds! (Version 2)

beat shed version 2

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:

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The Beat Shed Drum Recording Ethos

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Drum kits are a swine to record. Just set the kit up, shove microphones all over it, press record, let rip, and it will sound like a lump of turd.

Musically speaking, “the drums” is a single acoustic instrument. Yet it comprises many different instruments recorded across multiple channels simultaneously, with many microphones potentially pushing and pulling against each other.

Drum recording requires a bit of time and thought.”Fix it in the mix” is an approach to recording you might have come across.

The Beat Shed ethos is the absolute opposite.

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Get Out My Eyes Teardrops – Song Pack

Funky Soul Drums

Sweet Funky 12 Bar Soul Drums. From the title of this soul drums Song Slices Pack, you might just be able to guess where the inspiration for this Song Pack comes from. (Although specifically the Solomon Burke version, for all you nerds out there…

We LOVED putting this one together. We got the kit singing, changed the room to be more reflective, put a ribbon mic up a few feet away from the kit to capture the room, then strapped a tambourine on the snare and got lost among the 12 bars…

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ButterNut Funk & Tight Funky Kit – Recording & Production

funky drum song

Uptight. Awkward. Funky as HELL.

The Butternut Funk Song Pack & Tight Funky Kit Sample Pack are just what you need if you’re after tight little funk drums. ButterNut Funk is pretty “keen” and “awkward” (producer’s code for “wrong”) like good funk drums should be. It could lend itself well to anything funk/soul/R&B and even disco – it isn’t four-to-the-floor, but it kind of feels like it!

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