Design An Analog Kick Drum From Scratch

US Moritz Klein makes a Roland inspired beat      11/08/23

Finding a Kick drum to suit your music might take a while, but how about building your own from scratch? Moritz Klien is taking his hand to designing some percussive circuits, starting with the foundation of any dance track. He goes into incredible detail, but explains the entire process clearly and simply. Excellent stuff - here are the stages he covers: 

00:00 Intro & Kick Drum Basics

03:15 Bridged-T Oscillator

08:30 Gate-To-Trigger Converter

10:55 Manual Pitch Mod

12:24 Manual Decay Mod

17:15 Pitch Envelope

24:21 Smoother Pitch Envelope

27:26 Pitch CV

29:52 Accent CV

33:26 Tone & Distortion

37:18 Final Demo & Outro


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About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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