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Help Getting a Toned Reverb Tom Tom Drum Sound

23 September 2015 - 03:17 AM

I'm trying to replicate a sound that I've been hearing in music for years, but am just not quiet sure where to start. It's this sort of melodic tom tom sound with heavy reverb that kind of sounds almost like musical notes. I am not sure if maybe there's a specific way to get it, but I thought I'd reach out to the folks here.








They simplest thing i thought of would be just to take a good tom sample, then load it in a sampler so that it would pitch up and down as i hit different keys on the keyboard. But it seems like there is more than the sound to this.


Tools I have that might come in handy:

EW Storm Drum 2

EW Quantum Spaces Reverb


Logic pro 9


Just wondering if anyone's ever happened across a sample kit for something like this?


How do you get this bass sound?

07 August 2015 - 05:56 AM

I thought I'd reach out to the great folks here for some help on this. I thought it can't hurt to ask. There is something sort of airy about this bass tone, I can't figure out they're getting that sound..any thoughts?

Base starts around 0:40.

Good AU for Peruvian/Bolivian Bamboo Flutes

03 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Hey guys,

can anyone recommend a good AU for bamboo flutes? I have mostly EWQL products and I have Back in Time Records Ethnotronics, which has some 'ok' bamboo flutes (i think i can get away with their flutes + some good reverb), but I'm sure there must be something better out there. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Requesting Constructive Criticism

24 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

Hi Folks,

I recently composed this piece, and I really want to make it as good as possible since I feel its one of my best. Its always great to have an outside ear have a listen and pick up things you don't notice when you're so "close" to the piece…so please..tear away..


I posted 3 versions here: one has a synth bell and cello lead, one is just the bell and one is just the cello. my client wanted all three, I'm favoring the "both" version but would love to hear what you folks think...


The song is a theme for a galactic empire strategy/colonization type game.



cello lead

bell lead

Requesting Brutal Constructive Criticism

02 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

Hi Folks,

everyone here has always given me extremely valuable feedback. I come from a chiptune/electronic background, so the further I foray into orchestral territory, the less sure I am of things. This is a song I made for an upcoming RPG, although my client is super happy with it, I'm wondering if there is something I can do to make it better as far as mixing/composition and other elements go.


The criteria for the song was:

-Should have a bit of post-apocolyptic feel but hopeful

-Should have a bit of that 'firefly' western sound

-Should be reminiscent of Final Fantasy 

-Should give the impression that you're flying (the main character flies)

-Should showcase the guitar parts


Particular to this track's area: It's flying around a oppressive governments land, you can go there, but theres lot of laws and its a bit bleak and dystopian.


The guitars were recorded live (already had some great help mixing those from all you guys) and the other instruments are EWQL Hollywood Strings Gold and Symphonic Orchestra Silver. 


Let me have it! I realize the only way I'm going to get better is to have my work critiqued ohmy.png