Body percussion - a couple hundred free samples.

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KVRAF
1872 posts since 20 Sep, 2013 from Poland

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:46 pm

https://github.com/sfzinstruments/body_percussion

Handclaps, snaps, belly slaps, shoulder slaps and stuff. Sort of unused leftovers from a sample library I'm making that I thought I'd open-source. All me hitting myself, all recorded in the same room. If you're not sure how to use GitHub, click "Code" and under that there's a button to download the whole thing as a ZIP.

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KVRAF
2223 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:53 pm

Thanks

KVRAF

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1872 posts since 20 Sep, 2013 from Poland

Post Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:45 am

I'm not gonna say "my pleasure". Actually, this kinda hurt, haha.

KVRist
472 posts since 28 Jan, 2003

Post Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:56 am

Many thanks sir! Even body sounds are percussion and I'm glad someone stepped up and said it. Good day-

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KVRAF
6902 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:41 pm

Thank you for donating your body to science.
Timely as well :hihi:

KVRian
1253 posts since 23 May, 2012 from London

Post Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:41 pm

Thanks!
Always Read the Manual!

KVRAF
3019 posts since 26 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:37 am

Thanks very much!

KVRAF
1583 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:15 pm

DSmolken wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:45 am
I'm not gonna say "my pleasure". Actually, this kinda hurt, haha.
Self-flagellation is on the rise again. :o

Thanks for the samples!
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRAF

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1872 posts since 20 Sep, 2013 from Poland

Post Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:15 am

Ha, well, you know... you assume you'll need to hit a specific spot maybe 20 times to get a dozen usable samples, then realize that consistency is difficult to get, and end up hitting it 80 times, then you look down and realize the skin is kinda turning red, and it's starting to sting, but just a couple dozen more will get you enough to have something useful.

I also did (not included here) some recordings of a few different people, hitting their thighs and forearms, haka style. Out of the six, two had serious trouble landing clean slaps on their right forearm with their left hand, and that includes one guy who plays bowed strings so you'd figure he can't just be uncoordinated.

Compared to hitting drums, consistency is really difficult to get.

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