I’ve slowly been collecting props for a metal percussion setup, and yesterday got the big kick drum
= a stainless steel tank approx 1m in diameter, a huge range of pitches and 30+ seconds of sustain
Wider shot, with my semi-tuned antique gas tank collection – these instruments are so fun to play, and imho really reward gentle playing – I can easily get lost playing just one of these props, the range in resonance across the different surfaces is phenomenal….
These are headed towards four purposes (or more) – first & most important: fun!
Secondly these will be a part of a far larger (size & scale) HISSandaROAR sound library.
Thirdly deep sampled for one of the new FoundSound Kontakt percussion instrument libraries.
Lastly, imagine when it rains!
Big thanks to Mike & Shane at The MetalMen in Paraparaumu who have been hugely helpful
– more on this aspect soon!