Leonard Charles Records

The home of Leonard Charles' music and audio experiments.

 

To celebrate me fixing my MPC3000 I made a drum kit made from 1 mic on my 1970's Premier. I recorded it with an EV-635a mic through my Roland chorus echo RE-301, purely for the tape transfer sound, and then sampled and chopped in my MPC3000. I included a couple of samples from the Roland TR-08 for layering and a bass note in the classic boom bap style. The Ableton rack is laid out as a live performance tool for Push and its fun to use! Here is the ABLETON ALP DOWNLOAD

Roland Electric Piano and Drum Machine: An interview with me for Ableton about my record Basement Donuts. This includes a free download of my sampled Roland Rhythm 330 drum machine and multi-sampled Roland MP600 electric piano. DOWNLOAD HERE.  Interview is HERE.

2 Mic Fingerdrumming Kit: A drum racks kit for Push that is set out in my experimental fingerdrumming layout. I made the kit with 2 very cheap old Electro-Voice microphones - 625a and a 636. It's a really cool dark funky kit that can be used for more than just fingerdrumming. Make sure you use the full 64 pad layout in drum racks with the Push. DOWNLOAD HERE

An interview I did for Melodics , I also do sound design and create lessons for melodics. It's a killer app, check it out.

 

 I made this external instrument preset for the Roland TR-08 so I could use the TR-08 with the Push. It's pretty handy. You will have to direct the 'MIDI to' for each pad but everything else is labelled. I also used a max4live patch called CC map8 you will need to install.   Here is the M4L device.   The M4L patch means you can use the Push / macros to tune some of the parts of the TR-08.   Here is the download for my TR-08 preset.   Enjoy. 

I made this external instrument preset for the Roland TR-08 so I could use the TR-08 with the Push. It's pretty handy. You will have to direct the 'MIDI to' for each pad but everything else is labelled. I also used a max4live patch called CC map8 you will need to install. Here is the M4L device. The M4L patch means you can use the Push / macros to tune some of the parts of the TR-08. Here is the download for my TR-08 preset. Enjoy. 

A sample pack I made from my Roland tr-08 drum machine and a behringer vintage distortion (big muff clone) effects pedal. Added a few nice macro controls. The full signal chain is tr-08 > Behringer Vintage Distortion > Roland 301 Chorus Echo > Universal Audio LA-610 > Universal Audio Apollo. DOWNLOAD HERE. Peace.