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What is Pad Sounds?

Pad Sounds is a website about ‘finger drumming’. You’ll find tutorials of different levels, styles and topics but always related to ‘finger drumming’. The blog is a growing collection of videos of inspiring artists and the latest technical innovations.

Personally I don’t like the term ‘finger drumming’ too much because I think playing on controllers like Native Instrument Maschine, Ableton Push or Akai MPC transcends conventional drumming.

Is it a completely new musical instrument? This is what I’m attempting to find out.

Feel free to have a look at my other activities or contact me via email or facebook.

Tim Kroker

Tim is a professional musician based in Berlin. He studied drums and performs/has performed with bands like Front 242, Micatone, Drum Connection, Cascada and Ich & Ich all throughout the world. He teaches at “Drumtrainer Berlin” drum school and gives drum programming and finger drumming lessons at “Noisy Academy”. He also writes articles for Magazines such as “KEYS”, “Drumheads” and “Recording Magazine”.

A couple of years ago he discovered that you can use pad controllers like Natives Instruments’ “Maschine” as a musical instrument.