All the percs (except for the kicks) were sampled from an audio/video recording of a cooking session. After EQing the samples, I loaded them into Hydrogen, made beats, used Zynaddsubfx for all the synths, mastered the final track with JAMin, and everything was recorded and mixed down in Ardour2.
Using self-recorded sounds for percs is so fun. It always takes a lot more time, but I’m always more happy with the result.
Enjoy the track…it’s a free download. If anyone wants to use the Hydrogen drumkit, I will send it through email. Feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
Smeefer, smeefer (at) gmail com.
Thanks for listening!
In Hydrogen, I only sequenced the percussions. For the synth sounds, I used ZynAddSubFX (http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/) - It’s a great softsynth (my favorite). I played the melodies on my MIDI keyboard and recorded them directly into Ardour (then used effects, filters, etc).
Nice! I have often thought about doing this. You have inspired me to actually do it.
Oh wow! That makes me feel really good. You sampled a cooking session? It’s really fun…cooking can yield so many different interesting perc samples. I can’t wait to hear what you’re doing.
I used my track posted above as background music in a cooking show: http://vimeo.com/38707747
The video was edited and produced using Kdenlive and GIMP.