Indie Rock Drum Tips + REX Files
Some things to remember next time you play drums in an ‘indie rock’ band:
– The more your snare drum sounds like a cardboard box, the better.
– Never, and I mean never, mention those Dave Weckl albums you owned in high school.
– You’re going to look like a total douche in those skinny jeans no matter what you do. Just deal with it. Or you can always go the Tommy Lee route.
For today’s loop I played a pretty typical “indie rock” beat. A semi-limp left hand, no fancy business on the ride cymbal and just enough groove to make the girls dance. To take some of the extra sheen off, I re-amped the drum bus and turned on the bit crusher.
And for some exciting news: Starting tonight, I’ll be including REX files of every loop. Tell all of your DJ friends to start dropping in some “Gruss” at the clubs.
Download the Logic session here. (195MB)
Get the .wav file here.
Get the .rx2 file here.