Butter makes the world a better place. I love butter on english muffins. When I go to the movies, I ask for extra butter on my popcorn. I love butter so much, a few years ago I often starting using it as an adjective: “buttery”.

I think I first used the term “buttery” to describe the sound of drummer, Matt Chamberlain. Matt’s high cholesterol drumming started to make it’s way up the music charts in the late 90’s when he began to record with artists such as Tori Amos, The Wallflowers and Fiona Apple. With a combination of warm, earthy sounding drums and dark, shimmering cymbals, Matt’s playing produces a certain buttery goodness that make his grooves melt right into the track.

Matt Chamberlain - 'Butter is the magic carpet to flavour'
Matt Chamberlain - 'Butter is the magic carpet to flavour'

Loop #4

Today’s loop is something I would file under ‘buttery’ (looks like I need to update my categories). To achieve this sound I pulled out my super thin, super trashy hi hats, my 6 1/2 x 14″ brass snare tuned WAY down (with a few pieces of paper on the head to give it extra some “thunk”) and I placed an extra Shure SM57 on the bottom of snare to really capture the “whoosh” of the strainer.

Preview Here:


Download the Logic files here. (99MB)

68 BPM

2 thoughts on “Butter

  1. Eric Beam

    Ahh Chamberlain pure inspiration.

  2. dydho

    oh my god this is amazing
    is like a rainy daywhen we sit by the window and see the drops on the grass

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