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Percussion Party

by littleBits

Published on April 23, 2014

Dance to the beat of your own drums.

Noise is an un-pitched sound. It is often used as a way to create percussion sounds because most drums are un-pitched instruments. 

How To Make It

STEP 1

Start with this circuit: Power + Micro Sequencer + Split 1.) connect to envelope 2.) Random + Filter + Envelope + Speaker

STEP 2

Put the random module on "noise" mode.

STEP 3

Set your rhythm by adjusting knobs on the micro sequencer and adjust tempo with speed dial.

STEP 4

Adjust the filter to affect the timbre.

STEP 5

Turn the "attack" knob all the way down (counterclockwise). Turn the "decay" knob low, but slightly higher than the "attack" knob.

STEP 6

Wail on your synth drumset!

STEP 7

Bonus: Try making a horse galloping sound
Turn one of the knobs all the way down on the sequencer to make the sound effect for a horse galloping.

STEP 8

Bonus: Try making a woodblock sound
Turn the peak knob up (clockwise), turn the cut off down (counter clockwise)

STEP 9

Bonus: Try making a water block sound
Keep the peak up. Turn the cut off to a mid-range (higher than the woodblock).

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