The Art of Drum Layering

Highly detailed and comprehensive coverage of layering techniques for Kicks, Snares, Hi Hats and Percussive elements. Walk through examples of all techniques used, from using waveform tones to layer drum sounds, using ADSR enevlopesto shape layers, to using effects and dynamics to reshape existing sounds into new sonic textures.


Thorough explanations for compression, equalisation, stem and tree techniques, layering drum sounds using audio editors, layering drum sounds using sequencers, layering drum loops, extending tails of sounds using noise and so on.

Every technique is accompanied with project material incorporating audio (before and after) and image screenshots.

This E-book is not exclusive to any software, and can be used as a tutorial for any audio editor and/or sequencer.


155 page Ebook (PDF)

12 Chapters

Audio Examples Throughout

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What's Inside?

  • Chapter summary:

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  • 1) Structure
  • 2) Frequencies
  • 3) Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release – ADSR
  • 4) Creating ADSR Components
  • 5) ADSR Extraction Layering Examples
  • 6) Layering Entire and Complete Waveforms
  • 7) Using Tones as Layers
  • 8) Dynamics: Compression
  • 9) Dynamics: Equalisation
  • 10) Stems and Tree
  • 11) Creative Layering
  • 12) Final Words
  • A detailed and concise ebook on how to layer those essential drum sounds. Loads of image and audio examples, with countless work through examples, tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts etc.

    Set out over 155 pages and divided into chapters, all easily navigable and indexed, this ebook is one of a kind.

    Containing indepth tutorials on the secrets of drum layering. From basic concepts, like understanding frequencies and how to recognise certain percussive sounds, right through to advanced beat layering techniques using audio editors and sequencers.

    Highly detailed and comprehensive coverage of layering techniques for Kicks, Snares, Hi Hats and Percussive elements. Walk through examples of all techniques used, from using waveform tones to layer drum sounds, using ADSR enevlopesto shape layers, to using effects and dynamics to reshape existing sounds into new sonic textures.

  • Thorough explanations for compression, equalisation, stem and tree techniques, layering drum sounds using audio editors, layering drum sounds using sequencers, layering drum loops, extending tails of sounds using noise and so on.

    Every technique is accompanied with project material incorporating audio (before and after) and image screenshots.

    This E-book is not exclusive to any software, and can be used as a tutorial for any audio editor and/or sequencer.

    The definitive ebook on layering drums.

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  • This product is a digital ebook in PDF format. To view the contents of the E-book you will need the free Adobe acrobat reader available from Adobe.com.
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Eddie's expert knowledge and years in the industry working with the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Busta Rhymes, Spandau Ballet, DJ Shadow (to name a few) really shines thorugh. And if you need any further clarification that Eddie knows what he's on about he also writes articles for Sound On Sound magazine.

"Another true and insightful masterclass from a highly skilled professional"

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Eddie’s professional musical career started during his teens, when he became a programmer for some of the most notable Electro/New Wave and Dance/Rap bands of the time, including AON, DJ Shadow, Juice, Pet Shop Boys, Spandau Ballet, C Campbell, Bobin, Paul Dee, Jets Orchestra, DJ Krush and many more. His career and experience progressed as he became a popular remixer and producer, working on projects with Busta Rhymes, SFP, Bobin, Dee, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Sleeveless, Greensleeves, 9 Bar and Gam Productions, with many of his tracks achieving top chart positions. He is currently involved in various production, remixing and sound-design projects, as well as sharing his knowledge by teaching workshops and providing online tuition through Samplecraze. Eddie has also been a contributing writer for Sound on Sound, and has published several books on audio technology.

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