drumroll your own
May 24, 2010 7:31 PM Subscribe
Help me "make" a "DIY" "drumkit"!
posted by threeants to media & arts (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I like making lo-fi recordings of my songs (well, if I had more money/knowhow I might suddenly take a liking to more advanced techniques but this is where I'm at). The recording equipment I'm dealing with here are Audacity and the crappy mike that comes in my laptop. Basically, nothing fancy. I have a couple of instruments but would really like to start adding in some percussion.
It doesn't need to sound like real drums, obviously, but I'm looking for things that can serve as analogs to pieces of the standard drumkit. I've tried randomly tapping/hitting on things and the truth is it just usually doesn't cut it. One of the things I've had trouble even getting near is the awesome boomph of a bass drum.
Assume that I can use drumsticks on things, but solutions that don't involve drumsticks are fine too. Also, the reason I put DIY and the word "make" in quotes is because I'm unfortunately just not very crafty. I can rubberband things together or whatnot but I don't know the first thing about tools, construction, etc. So keep it simple but creative.