JUST DRUMS VOL. I
This album is designed for trailer use. It is performed with multiple drum sets and hand percussion, while also using modern trailer elements to achieve a massive and exciting sound.
We’ve seen countless trailers using epic, cinematic drums. We would like to achieve that effect with a new, contained, and organic sound. By using more familiar percussion sounds, it opens up more possibilities for licensing these tracks.
How do you make an album versatile and emotional without melody or chords?
• Different players. Feel is everything when it comes to drums. Each new drummer brings a different personality to each track.
Why choose this album over the thousands of other production albums?
• Because it’s beat-driven. Having beat-driven music is a breath of fresh air for every video editor. When you combine cues that are easy to follow with large dynamics and well-written form, the possibilities are endless.
What content would work for an album like this?
• Since it’s only drums, it’s incredibly versatile. This album steps away from the giant drum line of epic war drums that we’ve heard hundreds of times before. By leaning towards more intimate and organic drum sounds, it creates more options for licensing. Tracks can still be used for intense action, but could also be used in smaller, quirkier content.
Because these tracks consist of mostly drums and hits, cues are very easy to edit picture to. These songs are broken up into thirds building in intensity. Pieces of a track can easily be mixed and matched with other trailer music and sound design.
|Drum Corps Values||Influenced by and utilises marching drum corps. Fused with breakbeat drum sets and hip hop percussion.||Marching Band, Drum Set, Hand Percussion, Drum line, Groovy, Big, Breakbeat, Horns||Drum corps, Groovy, Backbeat, Breakbeat, Big Drums, Fun, Marching Band||110||F||Drums Only, Alternate Ending||April 2020|
|Wabi-sabi||Influenced by Asian percussion & recorded with pots, pans, sinks and foley fused with orchestral percussion & drum sets. Builds throughout||Japanese Hand Drums, Drum Set, Pots & Pans, Kitchen Sink, Strings, Low Synth, Mongolian Singers, Tribal Drums||Quirky, Horror, Comedy, Thriller, Psychological, Builds, Tense, Hand Percussion, Japanese, Asian, World||124||B||Drums Only, No Vocals||April 2020|
|Beatbreaker||Starts with a building groovy backbeat, and gradually develops into a fun, intense and huge drum sound of drum sets, drum lines and tribal drums||Drum Set, Marching Band, Drum line, Hand Percussion, Horns, Low Synth, Claps, Tribal Drums, Chants||Groovy, Backbeat, Hiphop, Drum line, Beats, Big Drums, Breakbeat, Builds||101||D#||Drums Only, No Vocals||April 2020|
|Let The Drums Roll||Utilizes Drum Rolls, Gradually builds with crescendos with a giant payoff at the end||Drums, Deep Orchestral Percussion, Dirty Synth, Bass, Guitar, Epic Orchestra||Epic, Heavy, Building, Deep, Gritty, Crescendo, Big Drums, Action, Explosions||120||B||Drums Only||April 2020|
|Brushes With The Devil||Two dueling jazz drummers, with building intensity (Single Drummer Version leaves more room for dialog)||Brushes, Drum sets, Claps, Big Impacts, Piano, Trumpet||Jazz Drums, Drum Battle, Drum off, Drum Solo, Builds, Intense||214-222||-||Drums Only, Single Drummer||April 2020|
|Sharp Sharp||Inspired by various African beats. This track uses tribal percussion in an uplifting and fun groove. World Drums build into a South African choir anthem||Drum Set, Tribal Drums, Mallets, Marimba, Asian Frame Drums, Bells, African Choir, Hand Percussion, Claps||Tribal, African Drums, Groovy, Fun, African, Caribbean, Quirky||90 (179)||F#||Drums Only, Alternate Ending||April 2020|
|Getaway Drummer||This track uses optional ticking clocks as a part of the percussion to create building intensity. Rock drums, latin percussion and big impacts.||Drum Sets, Latin Percussion, Hand Drums, Horns, Strings, Toms, Clocks||Chase, Action, Fun, Groovy, Exciting, Big Drums, Latin Percussion||150||G||Drums Only, No Clocks||April 2020|
|Sticks And Circles||Layers of hand drums and toms gradually builds with circular triplets.||Drum Set, Cajon, Toms, World Drums, Rims, Shaker, Synth, Shepard tones, Piano, Horns||World Drums, Builds, Big Drums. Groovy, Shuffle, Tribal||134||C||Drums Only||May 2020|
|Morse Coded||This track uses Morse Code as an element of percussion. Very quick 16th notes, but with plenty of dynamics.||Thunder Rods, Drum Sets, Snare Drums, Kettle Drums, Synth, Pulses, Guitars, Morse Code||Builds, Intense, Big Drums, Action, Explosions, Reverse, Backwards, Fast||140||A/C#||Drums Only||May 2020|
|Crashing Out||Starts with orchestral percussion and slowly brings in more modern drums fused with a rock-pop drum set||Timpani, Mallets, Drum Set, Marching Band, Drum line, Hand Percussion, Low Synth, Horns, Tribal Drums||Drum Corps, Groovy, Backbeat, Building, Cinematic, Marching Band, Orchestral Percussion, Breakbeat||92||D||Drums Only||April 2020|
|The Lowdown||The Lowdown|
Inspired by 70’s rock and soul. This track takes this sound and forms it into a giant drum anthem with building intensity.
|Drum Set, Tambourine, Drum Machines, Bongos, Conga, Claps, Fuzz Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Strings, Synth, Shepard tones||70’s, Rock, Soul, Intense, Big Drums, Funky, Groovy, Action, Shootout, Latin Percussion||115||D||Drums Only||May 2020|
|Wake Up, Louis!||A simple and playful melody played with Caribbean mallet instruments which slowly evolves into a multi-layered groovy beat||Drum Set, Marimba, African Tuned Percussion, Water Drums, Bells, Bass, Strings, Piano, Claps||Fun, Inspirational, Animation, Family, Groovy, Caribbean, African, Pop, Mature, Playful||120||C||Drums Only, No Vocals||May 2020|