Lorenzo’s Drums V1
Hi! My name is Lorenzo Wood and I’m an 18-year-old, producer, songwriter, and musician from California. This instrument here is my first crack at sampling my Yamaha drum kit I’ve had since I was little. I wanted to have a nice solid punchy and snappy drum kit with samples coming out of individual mic channels just like if you recorded them live, and unmixed so you can put your own character on it. The instrument uses up to 5 velocity layers and two to four round robins.
Earlier this year I was applying for colleges (excuse my American). For Belmont University (Nashville) I was auditioning for vocal performance. They wanted three songs that showed off my vocals well sung live to a backing track. I really don’t like backing tracks unless they’re to supplement a live band (In that case they’re awesome) but I realized it’d be alright if I made them from scratch. I decided the first one I’d do would be one of my favorite songs “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5.
After pulling a reference track and session up I realized that since I was auditioning for vocals (Not music production) I should keep it simple. So I just very quickly threw up 3 mics onto the drum kit and then had a great time recording all the instruments on an Instagram live stream. When I went back from the kit to my MacBook to do a rough mix I was blown away by how nice the drums sounded with the quick 3 mic setup. So I went back and hit each individual piece a bunch of times and that was the start of my quest.
I’m currently designing a proper template to sample the kit again in more depth with a more traditional 8 or 10 mic setup and some more versatility so stay tuned for V2. Also, feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or wanna share what you’ve done with it. Also if you like it, drop a review on
Thanks for reading! I’m so happy to be a part of this awesome community and can’t wait to share more of the instruments I’ve been making!
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