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Old 10th March 2014
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Free Morcheeba Beat Treats

Hello Fellow Gearslutz,

Here's the full pack of Kicks, Snares and Hats:

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZU...QzMzeUpYd3NUQw


The files names will give you an idea of the type and size of the drum plus the pitch the drum was tuned to.
I decided to do these after reading this thread:
https://gearspace.com/board/rap-hip-...ted-today.html
As I wanted some new, unique sounds as I rarely find library one shots to my taste.

These are not layered, they are 6 different bass drums recorded like this:

Beater side U87 vintage > BAE 1084 > Mercury M66

Inside Kick 421 grey > 1073 vintage > Purple 77

Outside U47 fet > 1073 vintage > LA2A vintage

Room SM69 Tube > Heritage 6673 > Thermionic Phoenix ME

And then blended and processed. Any reverb is the natural sound of my courtyard which I'm sure you can lose with envelopes and convert them to mono if you don't like it.
They are 24bit 44.1 and will still need a touch of truncation.

Anyway I hope you enjoy them and if you have any questions or feedback fire away.


Cheers

Paul G
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Last edited by Paul_G; 14th August 2014 at 09:05 PM.. Reason: Reeeeeee-Upppppppp!
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Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul_G ➡️
… Here's a selection of my first batch of Acoustic drum samples to download here: ...
Much appreciated -- some great (almost electronic!) tones, good variety from soft to hard, all organic & acoustic without too much rock'n'roll ...
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wow! thanks!
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Thank you!
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thanks, and nice signal chains!
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DLing now, if they smack as hard as usual Morcheeba drums then this is a real treat

@ Paul - do you still use a S950?
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these kick sound great!!

how long will you tease us before the snares are unleashed?
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Thanks, much appreciated!
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Nice work Paul! you just gave Matt Weiss a run for his money nice touch by adding the key of the kicks, wish other designers would put that effort in..

looking forward for the snare batch
Old 10th March 2014
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Thanks!

I own billion drum samples, but these kick samples sound great. Reverb is good sounding.
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This is great, many thanks!


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way cool! switching itunes from al green to morcheeba while i download.
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Great! Thank you Sir!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G. E. ➡️
Much appreciated -- some great (almost electronic!) tones, good variety from soft to hard, all organic & acoustic without too much rock'n'roll ...
Thanks Dude, it's long been my ambition to create real hits that resonate like the classic machines. You just made my day!
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Originally Posted by SEED78 ➡️
DLing now, if they smack as hard as usual Morcheeba drums then this is a real treat

@ Paul - do you still use a S950?
Thanks Mate, yes I still have one of mine set up in the studio but I'm getting a cool crunch with plug ins so I haven't used it in a while. It'll always be my favourite sampler though...
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these kick sound great!!

how long will you tease us before the snares are unleashed?
I'm almost finished with the snares so it'll be tomorrow I guess. Then just a few hats and sidesticks with plate and springs.
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Super! Thanks a lot!
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Quote:
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I'm almost finished with the snares so it'll be tomorrow I guess. Then just a few hats and sidesticks with plate and springs.
Amazing! can't wait to hear them.
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Thanks!!!!!!
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Thanks!

I own billion drum samples, but these kick samples sound great. Reverb is good sounding.
Thanks Mate, that was my motivation.
I love the reverb here, I was going to sell my house but I want to keep it now just for the sound of the courtyard. I think having no roof is the key as it diffuses so well.
I also just re-amped all my percussion loops through the same natural reverb and they sound incredible - like Dr. John at his Gris Gris greatness.
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Good Morning, Thanks again for all the appreciation so far!

here are the snares I promised:
https://www.hightail.com/dl?phi_acti...T00xUUJBSXNUQw

Again, it's a variety of 24bit acoustic snares recorded with the same chains as the kicks and then processed.

Still have retro, dub style sidesticks, natural sidesticks and a few hats to follow….

Enjoy….
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thanx again! great work.
if you don't mind , what gear did you use for processing these kits?
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Thanks for Sharing bro, you know I was excited about this stuff! Much appreciated !
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Merci!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul_G ➡️
Good Morning, Thanks again for all the appreciation so far!

here are the snares I promised:
https://www.hightail.com/dl?phi_acti...T00xUUJBSXNUQw

Again, it's a variety of 24bit acoustic snares recorded with the same chains as the kicks and then processed.

Still have retro, dub style sidesticks, natural sidesticks and a few hats to follow….

Enjoy….
Brilliant stuff, loaded into Maschine and they sound great, can't wait for the side sticks and hats mate.

If you could also upload some of your songwriting magic that would be appreciated too

Ben
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best drum hits on GS ever, thanks Paul G, snares sound super warm!
Old 11th March 2014
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Thanks so much Paul!
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thanks again - there is some great impact to those snares, very pleased!
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Originally Posted by role24 ➡️
thanx again! great work.
if you don't mind , what gear did you use for processing these kits?
Thanks, no I don't mind at all.

After the sounds had been captured with the chains I previously listed they stayed in the box - Pro Tools 10. I considered using analogue outboard but after experimenting with some plug ins I realised I didn't need too and that I would be mixing out the box at some point anyway.

So, for the subtractive eq to get rid of the nasty resonances etc. I just used the stock Digi/Avid eqs.

For sweetening I used the Maag eq4 which sounded great for a bit of air and low end thud. I now want a few channels of the hardware versions!

To shape the transients and decays I used a combination of Waves C1 noise gates, the Sonnox TransMod, the SPL Transient designer plug and the Waves Trans X plug.

To add colour, crunch and warmth I used BX Saturator, Soundtoys Decapitator, Digidesign Lo-Fi and Cranesong Phoenix in tiny amounts. Lo-Fi also did some sample rate reduction to filter stuff down.

The different microphones were time aligned to tighten the attacks and all of the tracks were sent to an auxiliary buss with Waves L1 and the McDSP ML4000 multi band limiter which I used to boost certain frequencies depending on the individual sound. Both plugs were employed to increase a little gain.

Then the master buss had Waves L2 on it, again just to increase gain without destroying transients.

I hope this explains things, let me know if you have any other specific questions….
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