feel free to downlaod it and use it as you please. There are no commercial restrictions on it. I will only keep it on my site for about 2 weeks.
I welcome any feedback about the .gig to help improve my chops on building gigs.
The drum was recorded in my room made of cement [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] Barking dogs, people upstairs dropping things, computer noise leaking under the door, etc i know, I know...not ideal. I just wanted to get some practice at making a .gig.
I have 5 other hand drums all smaller incrementally than the 16\". I will probably start sampling those as well after I get some feedback about this 16\" drum.
Thanks, all. I hope you use this drum and let me know what kind of tweaks you would have done to make it better. I\'m really interested in learning how to build a flexible .gig. I\'m very new to learning how to use the Giga Editor even though i\'ve been using Gigasampler/GigaStudio for the last 5-6 years. The other day, I just decided to enter the power user area of sampling. It\'s amazingly fun!!
These drums are called Frame drums because they are made of a frame (usually wood) and some kind of head (made of animal skin or plastic). The frame drums (aka Hand drums) recorded in this .gig are by Remo and are made of PLastic. They aren\'t tunable so whatever pitch they come with, that\'s it. A picture of then is here. They are the \'Pretuned ones down the page.
BTW, I should post what articulations are present in the gig to help make sense of some of the sounds.
At middle C4 (and D4) is the main tone of the drum called \'Dum\' played by the right hand thumb
at C#4 and Bb3 is the right hand cupped hit the center of the drum as a damped sound
Notes A3 and B3 are the left hand index finger and middle finger playing the rim of the drum.
Notes E4, F4 and G4 are the index, middle and ring finger of the right hand playing the rim of the drum
Notes E3, F#3 and F3 are the left hand ring finger snapping against the rim of the drum. Sometimes it\'s just a snap sound only using the ring finger, Other times it the snap sound with the right hand pushing the drum head in or lightly resting against it to produce harmonics
Notes C3-E3 are effects of the snapping left hand with the right hand pushing the center of the drum in and out.
Notes Eb4 and Bb4 are the right hand rubbing the drum head with the skin of the fingers
Notes F#4 and G#4 are right hand nails rubbing the head of the drum
Note A4 is right hand knocking on the frame
Note B4 is the gold ring (wedding band) on my left ring finger hitting against the frame
Notes C5-E5 are the right hand going over the head of the drum to produce a tone (much like a violin goes over the string with the right amount of pressure to produce a tone from the string)
Thanks for that. I was in the middle of doing a track that required a perc of some kind and yours fit in quite nicely. For the purposes of this particular comp, I pitched it down 5 steps. Sounds quite nice. Particularly the rubs.
Thanks again, you\'re a mench [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]