In our constant pursuit to push the sonic and rhythmic boundaries of loops, we’re excited to announce the release of Everything But Sticks Vol 2. As the name suggests, this collection of grooves and samples was recorded using everything BUT drumsticks, utilizing items like mallets, brushes, spatulas, rods and yes, even goat hooves, resulting in a truly organic and unique soundscape of rhythm. Let’s be honest. 99% of the drum loops in existence use sticks. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but isn’t it time to do something different? This is why we set out to produce Everything But Sticks, a collection of loops and samples that take a new and fresh approach to grooves on the drum set. By using a wide variety of brushes, mallets, bundles, kitchen utensils and even our bare hands, we were able to pull out an entire range of timbres and dynamics from the drum kit that sticks simply can’t produce.
For fans of our Cinematic and Art of Brushes collections, Everything But Sticks will be a welcome addition to your arsenal of loops and samples. And if you’re not familiar with some of our non-stick offerings, Everything But Sticks is the perfect place to start.