Splice Originals Metal Structures with Ian Chang WAV KONTAKT

Splice Originals Metal Structures with Ian Chang WAV KONTAKT

Splice Originals Metal Structures with Ian Chang WAV KONTAKT

Saying Ian Chang is a drummer is like saying a unicorn is a horse. Sure, it’s accurate, but it’s not the whole story. A more apt assessment is that Chang is the percussionist evolved: part human, part machine. He uses a complex array of drum triggers to play and manipulate samples live, fusing real-world drums with abstracted sources so that they’re interacting and infecting each other. The juxtaposition of computer-manipulated sounds and the natural swing of Chang’s playing is striking. It gives his music a biomechanical quality that’s hard to pin down. It’s like free jazz, marching band cadences, breakcore, and a bucket drummer all built a beautiful, beat-driven baby.

We met up with Ian at a metal shop and recorded him playing not-so-rudimentary rudiments and polyrhythms on anything he could find. He hit scrap metal, pipes, and machines that sounded strange. We recorded his performance on a Zoom HR4 with a Sennheiser K6 with an ME66 shotgun microphone and ME64 cardioid modules, where appropriate. We processed the sounds, sliced them into loops and one-shots, then turned the most melodic lines into a scripted Kontakt instrument (which we’ve included in the pack) and made even more loops and presets from that.

Metal Structures is a beat maker’s bonanza. Its sounds are as equally at home in cinematic scores as they are in trap, lo-fi, or IDM.

LIVE SOUNDS
146 LOOPS
190 ONE SHOTS

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