Royale Rhythm Percussion

A found 'Drumkit' recorded in a stairwell.

The story

One of the theatres I work in has a brick fire escape leading down from the Gallery. The reverb has always intrigued me.
So I took a Korg field recorder, some stage paraphernalia and a drum stick and recorded some samples.
I’ve made the resulting recordings into this sample instrument. It is effectively a foley collection but I have formatted it as a GM drum kit.
The instrument consists of four different signals – the original, one pitch shifted down an octave, one shifted up an octave and a reversed signal. The matrix of sliders in the GUI allow the user to create their own mix of these signals.
Each sample has 4 round robins and there are two velocity layers.
It’s not groundbreaking but I hope people will be able to create some interesting ideas with it.
Have Fun.
Cheers
Jon

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  • Whoa! Super tight and usable percussion!

    This library rocks. If you're looking for unique, super tight, instantly usable and inspiring percussion, look no further. Including the ability to blend in pitch shifted versions of the drums is genius. The sampling is excellent, and I found this sample pack super inspiring.

    It's worth noting that there's a lot of low end information in some of the samples that you'll probably want to EQ out, so I'll probably end up using this one multiple tracks so I can keep the lows in things like the kicks, but eliminate them from the other sounds. That's easy enough to work around, however.

    This is one of my favorite percussion downloads on Piano Book. Excellent work here!

    Sam Ecoff06 May 2022
  • Love the reverberation

    Initially you might feel disoriented while exploring the samples by their respective labels ... but once you get your feet wet this instrument quickly yields warm and natural percussive sounds that linger in a wonderful reverberant space. This one grooves all by itself and was fun to play especially with the reversed sounds turned up. Thanks for this!

    Geoff Ereth26 April 2022
  • It jumps out the speakers¡¡

    You can get a lot of variation from a small number of sounds. It has a very special room tone. Super clean samples. Responds well to compressors. Not only is it good for foley sounds as well but also as a battery kit. A different drum machine that jumps out of the speakers.

    Guillermo Rovira06 May 2022
  • A cool percussive kit with a reverse function!

    This is a simple home-made percussive kick that has the awesome setting of reversing any samples per category along with blending in higher or lower octaves. Each category is set based on the general drum midi map. This might make sense if you are familiar with it, but sound-wise it might make no sense at all, since the "Cymbal" category contains no cymbals, just stick hits, which also exist in the Tom section as well. It's a little all-over the place, but the sounds are nice, and there are enough round-robins to make it feel non-artifical.

    The samples are good, though I can hear some sub-frequencies that shouldn't be there. For example in the F#1, it literally sounds as if there is a kick and tom playing at the same time, so in general I recommend carefully EQing this.

    Alex Raptakis24 April 2022