"Today it's 8 24-bit samples of a panel of gridwall
being hit with a drum stick. If you're not familiar
with it, gridwall is, quite literally, a wall made
of a grid of thin, round metal that retailers use to
display clothes and other items. I was just putting
away the gridwall that my band takes on tour with us
to display merch when it struck me that it would
probably make some cool metal percussion sounds.
The result is this set of 8 different hits of
varying strengths. Most of the differences between
hits are rather subtle, so used as a set, or put
into round robin mode or velocity mapped on a single
key if your sampler allows it, could lead to very
expressive and convincing metal percussion lines.
Try throwing them into a granular synth such as
Absynth, Alchemy, or Kontakt and they'd handily melt
into melodic instruments too. Or use them as attack
transients to layer with other synths to add some
interest. Hell, if you hacked off the hard attack
portion of these, I think the ringing sustains on
these might work well as ride cymbal like sounds.
By the way, these are the first recordings I've made
with the Zoom H2 recorder I just picked up. I'll let
you know my initial impressions on that next week.
Until then, enjoy!"