• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Topic: Percussion Demo

  1. #1

    Percussion Demo

    This is a piece for percussion. It uses EWQLXP samples, a bit of RA, and a little Stormdrum.

    Akudu Percussion Variations

    There's theme and variation, some call and response, and a groove here and there.

    Give it a listen and let me know your take on it.


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Dallas, Texas

    Re: Percussion Demo

    Hi Marko

    Excellent control of the instruments. The blending and shading are just right to my ear. I don't know how you use the midi controls to achieve the sound, but I would like to learn how to mix that well one day.

    A very patient and nice work.

    tony h
    Master Comp. P5 deluxe intel dual core, Windows XP Pro, 4G ram, HD's=OS Audio, two samples, Cubase 3/4 , GVI Kirk Hunter Concert strings, KH Concert brass, Emerald, Miroslav strings, brass, Quantum Leap brass. DAW and Master comp by pcaudiolabs- Slave Comp for VI only, Gigabyte Intel ,8G ram, ethernet, Windows Vista Ultimatex64, VI Ensemble,VI SE Appasionata strings.

  3. #3

    Re: Percussion Demo

    Very very nice. Good interplay between the "musicians."

    My only constructive criticism: there's very little "low end" . . . even the lower-tuned drums seem to sound mostly in the midrange. Together with the high-freq stuff like the shakers and daf/tambourine/???, the piece seems a little skewed (at least to my ears, listening through my studio monitors) to the treble-y side...

    I think that some "big drum" hits/fills, and maybe even some little tympani/bassdrum rolls ending on each "4" would round out this (already excellent) piece very nicely.

    — alanb




  4. #4

    Re: Percussion Demo


    I can't comment on the mix as I'm listening on my laptop speakers in a hotel room far, far away, but musically it's top notch!

    Excellent work.


  5. #5

    Re: Percussion Demo

    Thanks Tony.

    Thanks alanb. I used 2 mic positions and perhaps all 3 mic position would have made a better balance. I'll have to see if I can load all the samples.

    I refrained from putting timpani (as well as snares) in this because I would become obsessed with using them and tweaking them, but the timpani may improve the bottom end.

    Thanks Nick.

    Thanks all for checking this out.


  6. #6

    Re: Percussion Demo

    Sounds REALLY great! Good job!

  7. #7

    Re: Percussion Demo


    It sounds that you used a drumpad or something like this?

    Great job!
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  8. #8

    Re: Percussion Demo

    Thanks gregjazz.

    Thanks germancomponist. I did not use a drum pad, but I may have treated my midi keyboard as one. I'll probably have to replace some of the keys if I continue doing this sort of thing.

    Thanks for listening.


Go Back to forum


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts