Monsters sounds bring you a fresh excursion into the world of beats with Revenge Of The Funky Drummer. Setting up 3 kits in the studio and letting loose was our go-to funky Drummer Theodore Carrasco. With 25 years of experience as a pro drummer both in the studio and live Ted sure brings the heat behind the kit.
Working around a mixture of classic funk breaks, disco, soul , rock, dub and anything else he could throw down, we have mixed up the tempos and jammed out a massive amount of breaks and beats for this pack (538 to be exact).
With tempos ranging across 80, 90, 115, 120, 130 and 160 BPM you can be sure there’s a groove to fit. Inspired by drumming royalty, Bernard Purdie, Clive Stubblefield, Jon Bonham and Jeff Porcaro style playing, as well as Ted’s own touch of course!
The Kits Used Were:
Using 3 distinctly different sounding kits (two main kits and one bonus kit)
We tried to recreate similar rhythms across the different kits to give control and as many options in your productions, also as the same rhythm will sound completely different on each kit.
Kit One (the “Big“ kit)
Hayman Drum Kit (circa 1970’s) 5 piece- 22-12-13-16-5.5 x14 snare. This kit has a big heavy “roomy “ sound brash and in your face. Ted uses this kit Live a lot as it has the big room filling sound.
Kit Two (the “QL” Kit)
Ludwig Drum Kit (modified 1960’s) 3 piece 16-10-14 with a Gretsch Catalina Snare. This has a super vibey tight sound, which really nails the funky sound of classic hip hop breaks.
Kit Three (the “Bonus” Kit)
Ludwing downbeat Drum Kit (1965) 4 piece 20-12-14 with a 5.5 x 14 Supraphonic 500 snare drum. This is Ted’s family heirloom drum kit and his usual studio set up.
Cymbals Used Were:
• Zildjian Quick Beat Hi-Hats 14” (1970’s)
• Zildjian Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats 13”
• Zildjian Custom Special Dry Ride 21”
• Zildjian K Custom EFX 18”
• UFIP Class Series Crash 17”
• Istanbul Agop Traditional Heavy Ride 20”
• Dirili Jazz Ride 22”
This is a great collection of beats and breaks covering not only the timeless classics but also a whole lot more. These breaks could work in drum and bass, hip hop, breaks, rock, disco, funk, house, anything you like!
For more information and to listen to the full demo and download a taster sample pack visit here.