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Hello again, friends!
You know that feeling when you get a new piece of gear and you want to put it in everything all the time? Well, that’s me and this Drumbrute from Arturia. As I was preparing for the “big production” demo for the Super Wizard I thought it would be PRETTY IMPORTANT to demo the pedal with a drum machine.
So we shot the guitar demo, and then hurried on to the Drumbrute. It became clear as we shot that it wasn’t quite a Super Wizard demo, nor was it really a Drumbrute demo.
There’s a handy word for that on youtube: Workout. The video below is a live document of me getting to know the Drumbrute, and mangling it through our Super Wizard, Happiness, and an Earthquaker Afterneath. Also, faithful director of photography Jesse Johnson does some very high tech lighting effects with his phone.
I was pretty pleased with a lot of the sounds, and the vibe got pretty cool, too. The step repeat function is still a little tricky for me, as you’ll see. Im used to the Electribe Sampler’s response, which requires you to hit a pad almost a moment early to get your repeats on time, whereas the Drumbrute wants you to be “in” the step for it to be included in the repeat. If it doesn't make sense when you read it, it may become clear when you see me screw it up.
But, no big deal, I’m LEARNING HERE! Regardless of my noob status, I managed to get some distortion out of the rig, as well as a pretty malevolent drone. Great success!
Until next time, keep learning, keep tweaking!