A short wav that sounds like it could have come from your Atari 2600 in 1983 (but actually came from amSynth in 2019).
A four chord progression (Dm, C, Em, G) played on a Yamaha DX7 set to an electric piano type sound.
Here’s the same progression played through a Moog MF-101 Moogerfooger low pass filter pedal:
A sample of a piccolo snare that my friend and sometimes collaborator Will used to own. I loved they way this thing sounded- it had a sharp, high pitched attack that would cut through any mix. This sample doesn’t really do it justice, sadly.
Many years ago I bought a used silver Perl export drum kit really cheap. It sat in my basement mostly unused some friends and I put together a cover band and Will played it when he became our drummer. He added a cheap piccolo snare to the set, which was the best thing that ever happened to it. The entire time I owned it I never changed the heads, which were mostly shot when I bought it. Not long after that band fell apart, my wife I decided to downsize and move, and the kit was donated to a local music school.
Sometime in the middle of this, though, I thought to record samples of this kit – including the piccolo snare – and create a Hydrogen kit out of it. The physical kit is long gone, but it’s memory lives on.
This is a two bar phrase from my track Retro Future that almost didn’t make the final cut of that track. In the end I decided I liked it to much to leave it out.