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Week 13. Country Strut Beat

 

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This week was inspired by Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues. If you haven't heard that album, its one of my favorite rootsy country & blues albums.

 

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Inspired by Justin Townes Earl, Johnny Cash, Roots Country & Blues

Recorded with

All Naturally captured drums 

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Natural Finish OCDP Snare tuned trashy

13" & 16" 60s Rogers Holiday Toms with the "towel trick"

Colour Box 500s & Panther Ribbon Mic's used on overheads

 

 

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Week 12. Uptempo Dance Beat

 

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It's as if The Killer's own Ronnie Vannucci and Micheal Jackson of the Thriller years created a rhythm child this week. That would virtually be impossible, so we created this inspired loop instead. 

 

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Inspired by The Killers, Micheal Jackson

Recorded with

Blended 60s Roger's "Tight" Snare & Kick Samples from Tiny Tape Room's Indie Essential Vol. 1

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

13" & 16" 60s Rogers Holiday Toms

Colour Box 500s & Ribbon Mic's used on overheads

 

 

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Week 11. Spring Reverb Beat

 

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This week's beat is an ode to the Flaming Lips. Get weird & trippy..

 

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Inspired by Flaming Lips

Recorded with

Effected 60s Roger's Snare and Kick Samples from Tiny Tape Room's Indie Essential Vol. 1

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

13" & 16" 60s Rogers Holiday Toms

Colour Box 500s & Ribbons Mic's used on overheads

 

 

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Week 10. 60's Surf Rock Beat

 

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Overdub some claps and let this beat get you in the 60s mood.  

 

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Inspired by Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen, The Beach Boys

Recorded with

Old 60s Zildjian Ping Ride

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

13" & 16" Rogers Late 50s Holiday Toms

Colour Box 500s & Ribbons Mic's used on overheads 

All drums tuned down to a thud and tambourine added for taste

 

 

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Week 9. Old School Hip-Hop Beat

 

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This Weeks beat is kickin' it old school. Channel your inner Bill Withers. 

 

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Inspired by Beastie Boys, Bill Withers, James Brown

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

13" & 16" Rogers Late 50s Holiday Toms

Colour Box 500s & Ribbons Mic's used on overheads 

 

 

 

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Week 8. Songwriter Brush Beat.

Contemplate life. Strum an open chord. Start singing your introspective lyrics over this weeks beat. #songtherapy

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Inspired by Ryan Adams, Wilco & Travis

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Natural OCDP Snare

13" & 16" Rogers Late 50s Holiday Toms

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Week 7. New Wave Kick Tom & Snare Beat

That British New Wave kick tom pattern will get you asking, "How does it feel?" like New Order did back in the day. 

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Inspired by Depeche Mode, New Order, The National

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

13" & 16" Rogers Late 50s Holiday Toms

with Shake and Tambourine

Week 6. Funk Back Beat

Ain't nothing like that back beat. Get light on your feet, dance and sing a song this week. We dug deep in our 60s pocket. Down right funky. 

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Inspired by James Brown, Alabama Shakes

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut OCDP Snare

with Cabasa and Tambourine

Week 5. Tight R&B Beat with Toms

Sway your head side to side and try humming a soulful melody. Write some baby making music over this weeks beat. 

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Inspired by Tame Impala, Prince, 

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

13" Midnight Blue OCDP Snare

10" & 12" Midnight Blue OCDP Toms

16" late 50's Rogers Tom

 

Week 4. Moody Toms

Strum that open electric reverb guitar or hold down a synth pad. It's time to put some moody vibes over this week's beat.

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Inspired by Radiohead, The National

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick

14" Walnut Stained OCDP Snare tuned "snares off"

13" & 16" late 50's Rogers Toms

Orchestral Mallets

Week 3. Thuddy Hip-Hop Beat

Take it down a notch and let the crowd hear what you've got to say over this beat. Shoot, maybe even spoken word. Whatever you create over this. We'll be feelin' it.

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Inspired by Beastie Boys, Fugees, Snoop Dog

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick,

14" Walnut Stained OCDP Snare tuned down and taped up

14" Constantinople Zildjian Hats

Week 2. 80's Dance Beat with Claps

This week's beat better get the girls out of their seats! We'd like to think Micheal Jackson of the 80's (aka "Thriller Micheal") would be proud of this one. 

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Inspired by Talking Heads, Micheal Jackson, Spoon

Recorded with

22" Midnight Blue OCDP Kick, 14" Walnut Stained OCDP Snare, 14" Constantinople Zildjian Hats

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Week 1. Indie Street Style Beat

Welcome! it's our first week of free beats..

This week's street style beat is an uptempo rhythm that will get your song feeling fresh as you you strum your first chord.. 

The drums are dry and crisp. No fluff here. Its all about those rhythms you'd hear on buckets and cans walking down a busy street in NYC.. we brought those beats to the kit. 

Download it. Loop it. Take it to a whole new level. 

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Beat Specs..

Inspired by Local Natives, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids

Recorded with "The Hodgepodge Kit"

22" OCDP Midnight Blue Kick, 14" OCDP Walnut Stained Snare, 13" & 16" Black Roger's Toms

 

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