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DRS kit

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm
by funkmuscle
Quick question, the kick drum on the DRS kit, what does contact and no contact mean?

Re: DRS kit

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:01 am
by deva
It is sampling of two different playing styles. One where the kick-drum beater rests on the drum-head after the stroke and thereby dampens it and one where it doesn't, letting the drum head "ring" more.
I think most drummers use the "no contact" variant, but I imagine that some jazz musicians would prefer the "contact" one for some music pieces.

Re: DRS kit

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:27 pm
by funkmuscle
deva wrote:It is sampling of two different playing styles. One where the kick-drum beater rests on the drum-head after the stroke and thereby dampens it and one where it doesn't, letting the drum head "ring" more.
I think most drummers use the "no contact" variant, but I imagine that some jazz musicians would prefer the "contact" one for some music pieces.

Thanks Deva.