“Back of The Bus” Tuned Drum Samples | Unlock the Power of Harmony

    “Back of The Bus” Tuned Drum Samples | Unlock the Power of Harmony

    In the ever-evolving realm of music production, where electronic instruments offer an infinite array of sounds, tuning drums has emerged as a game-changer. Big Noise MPC presents Tuned Drum Samples, where the harmony of your drums meets the key of your composition in a symphony of sonic excellence. In the early days of music, band members meticulously tuned their instruments during sound checks. Drums, with their diverse components — kick, snare, tom, cymbal — each had a specific tonal range. Fast forward to the electronic era, where producers traditionally completed a track and then tuned the drum samples to fit the key of the music. But what if you could tune your drums first? Beats on the player below will answer your question right away.

    Why Tune Drum Samples?

    Tuning drums to the key of your composition creates a harmonic marriage between your drums and instruments. This not only enhances tonal harmony but also influences the relationship between elements like the kick drum and bass, resulting in a more cohesive and pleasing auditory experience. When everything is in tune all the frequencies in the track compliment each other.

    The Science Behind Tuned Drum Samples:

    The sonic characteristics defining a sound’s timbre — harmonics, frequency spectrum, and envelope — can be controlled to craft unique sounds. Musicians achieve this by adjusting playing techniques. However, tuning digital drum sounds precisely proved challenging. Going “back to the lab” Big Noise MPC invested years in developing an accurate process to make this possible.

    Creating Musical Magic Tuned In Key:

    Imagine being able to tune all your drums to the exact key of your composition. The result is a tapestry of tonal harmony where every drum sound complements the composition’s key. The kick-drum and bass interact seamlessly, and the harmonics of each drum sound intertwine with the composition’s key, creating a harmonious masterpiece that feels much more finished.

    The Future of Tuned-In-Key Music Production:

    The landscape of music production is evolving. Producers are becoming fluent in music theory and experimenting with chord progressions. AI and advanced software platforms are shaping how we create music. This shift encourages producers to explore new chord structures and arrangements, pushing the boundaries of creativity and sonic quality.

    Groundbreaking “Back of The Bus” Drum Library:

    By layering tuned drum-sample kits precisely in the same key, Big Noise MPC discovered groundbreaking possibilities. The ability to control drum timbre akin to human drummers was unlocked. Layering different combinations of drum sounds yielded dynamic drum patterns with a human-like feel, including nuances like timing, flam, and spatial dynamics. The drums are crazy nice. The homie Jfilt from Verysickbeats demonstrates the first release of the series “Back of The Bus Drum Library” in the video below.

    “Back of The Bus Drum Library” series… The back of the bus is where the cool kids sit, where the music gets turned up… The back of the bus has always been the place where style and influence are defined. Representing the all city crews, beat-makers and taste-makers who define the music and culture, we bring you the “Back of The Bus Drum Library” series. Twelve sample packs, tuned in key drums to create and produce music in tonal harmony – C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb and B.

    How To Make a 90's Boom Bap Beat Using Tuned Drums by Verysickbeats | Audio on YouTube

    Published on September 28, 2023: “How To Make a 90s Boom Bap Beat | WPKit #356 | Verysickbeats” Produced by Verysickbeats. How to make a 90s boom bap beat using tuned drums and serato sample 2.0 which is dope for chopping samples and beat making.

    Most music producers endorse the fact that converters make a difference in drum sample fidelity. Big Noise MPC’s emphasis on quality when designing the Tuned-In-Key Drum Sample Kits results in groundbreaking sonic quality. The meticulously selected analog-to-digital converters and vintage gear used in the sampling process ensure a sonic richness reminiscent of classic samplers.

    Experience the “Back of The Bus Drums” Revolution:

    Big Noise MPC’s “Back of The Bus” Tuned Drum Samples open a new chapter in music production. The harmonically tuned drums offer a level of control and richness that was once the domain of live drummers. Hard hitting hip-hop, boom bap, soul, R&B, rap and trap beats… Don’t miss out on this revolutionary tool; get your copy today and elevate your music to new heights!

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    Editor: Noiseman
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