Feb 13, 2021
(and last updated on Feb 13, 2021)
I read the Ars Technica article about a conch shell that was used about 18000 years ago as a musical instrument: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/listen-to-haunting-notes-from-an-18000-year-old-conch-shell-trumpet/.
Happily, some researchers had recorded three very nice samples of the instrument. I went to the source (https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/7/eabe9510), downloaded the file, chopped it up into samples, fixed the tuning, and turned it into a soundf...
Apr 22, 2020
(and last updated on Apr 22, 2020)
I hired a fantastic drummer on Fiverr to record drums for an album, and paid him to also record some samples of his kit. I mixed the samples, chopped them up, and added in some other percussion he recorded for me. I made this for my own usage, so it may be a little idiosyncratic, but hopefully you can get some mileage out of it too. I bought the rights to all the recordings he made, so thankfully I can release this one for free to all of you. The samples are WAV files, 48 ...
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