Basically, it's just tiny metal
things colliding with other tiny metal things. There
are coins, keys, a fork, a wee candy tin, and I let
them all play together. Hell, I even brought out my
trusty DI box to get a clang or two, as well as some
There are also some mouse-clicks in
this pack, and they're obviously not coming from
tiny metal mayhem as all the other noises. I hope
you'll forgive this lack of authenticity, but hey,
Very percussive and transient-rich
material, lots of clicks and ticks and so on, just
the right sort of stuff to layer your drums with.
Give a kick the extra click, or polish off that lame
snare with a juicy "pshht".
But there are also much deeper and
even bell-ish sounds in there, hats, cymbals...
well, not actually hats and cymbals, but noises that
could be used as hats and cymbals, or layered with
hats and cymbals.
Arpeggiate some of those clicks to
bring movement into your meandering ballad, liven up
that lifeless anvil in your orchestral piece with a
healthy "diiinggg" ... coming from a fork, ringing
after being struck with a coin.
Maybe need something that sounds
like shoes on a sandy surface? Like a blade cutting
through flesh? Or maybe you're the sort of genius
slash sociopath that I am, who takes a short *pop*
and for no apparent reason turns it into a
Well, hovever it may be, I went
ahead and put together a cutesy demo track for y'all
amusement, and of course to show off my new baby.
All sounds in this track are sounds from Tiny Metal
Impact, no other instruments, samples or synths were
I did put a Comp and a Limiter on
the Master Bus, just to give it some snap.
The demo track was recorded "live"
in several passes with a MIDI keyboard, using 4
instances of the sample player plugin I'll write
about in a second.