Are you drumming to electronic music and don’t have a budget for pads and clap sounds? You might already have everything you need to make any acoustic drum set work for EDM and more.
Try stacking a few broken cymbals on your ride and hit it whenever you hit the snare. It’s no longer a cymbal – you’ve transformed it into a clap! If you’re getting too much resonance, use gaffer tape to hold the cymbals together more tightly. In the words of Michael Schack, doing this will give you “the most nasty clap sound you’ve ever heard.”
If you still need to use your ride as a ride, put a small broken cymbal or splash on your floor tom. Use more of that trusty gaffer tape to hold it in place.
This is all you need to get a trashy, industrial sound without samples or new gear. Give it a shot!
Michael Schack is one of the world’s most well known and energetic E-drummers as he continuously performs on famous festival stages, in clubs and concert venues, both solo and with Netsky Live. He’s also been making his name as a unique and in demand solo #djdrummer, taking his live triggered multi-tempo and entertaining mashup mixes to a whole different performance level with all things drumming 100% live. Michael has won several awards over the years, including the “E-Drummer Of The Year” award in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
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