Disquiet Junto Project 0572: Rhythm Kit

This week’s project is the first of a two-parter. You don’t need to participate in both, and you can easily participate in the second one (next week) even if you don’t participate in the first one.

Disquiet Junto Project 0572: Rhythm Kit
The Assignment: Make a beat that someone else will add to.

Note: This project is the first of a two-parter. You don’t need to participate in both, and you can easily participate in the second one (next week) even if you don’t participate in the first one.

Instruction: Record a beat with the intension that someone other than yourself will add something to it at a later date. It’s preferable that you record something that lasts between one and three minutes, but it’s also fine to record something shorter with the intention that someone will loop it — or something longer, for that matter.

Also: Be sure to make your track downloadable.

Eight Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0572” (no spaces or quotation marks) in the name of your tracks.

Step 2: If your audio-hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to also include the project tag “disquiet0572” (no spaces or quotation marks). If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to subsequent location of tracks for the creation of a project playlist.

Step 3: Upload your tracks. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your tracks.

Step 4: Post your track in the following discussion thread at llllllll.co https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0572-rhythm-kit/

Step 5: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 6: If posting on social media, please consider using the hashtag #DisquietJunto so fellow participants are more likely to locate your communication.

Step 7: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Step 8: Also join in the discussion on the Disquiet Junto Slack. Send your email address to marc@disquiet.com for Slack inclusion.

Note: Please post one track for this weekly Junto project. If you choose to post more than one, and do so on SoundCloud, please let me know which you’d like added to the playlist. Thanks.

Additional Details:

Deadline: This project’s deadline is the end of the day Monday, December 19, 2022, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

Length: The length is up to you. Between one and three minutes is optimal.

Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0572” in the title of the tracks, and where applicable (on SoundCloud, for example) as a tag.

Upload: When participating in this project, be sure to include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.

Download: It is always best to set your track as downloadable and allowing for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution, allowing for derivatives).

For context, when posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:

More on this 572nd weekly Disquiet Junto project – Rhythm Kit (The Assignment: Make a beat that someone else will add to) – at: https://disquiet.com/0572/

More on the Disquiet Junto at: https://disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here: https://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co: https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0572-rhythm-kit/


The project is now live.


Not my most subtle day today, but this is what I came up with


I’ll miss next week’s junto , I’ll be offline till next year. I leave you this groove I was planning to develop, do something. Could keep the drums only, but the Em bass part is ok as a basic track for someone to add something. There’s also a little organ mind…
If you guys feel that the drum beat would be better, let me know, I still can update the file tomorrow before I fly away.



Hey All and Marc also, It might be helpful if people include the bpms in their titles. Just a thought. Also dig your your new Avatar picture. Not the new James cameron one but the one where you look like Abraham Lincoln on the penny. Peace, Hugh


These drums were recorded for an earlier Junto, although used one take from those recordings and simplified the parts here.

I’ve set Youtube to allow download for this video and can upload audio if that’s easier.

Might be around 104 BPM.


I always like when one of the more beat-oriented prompts comes up because it gets me to think about rhythm tools, which I’m fairly inconsistent with.

I thought I would would use my modular synth to generate the beat starting with a trio of samplers triggered by dividing and multiplying clock dividers. The resulting three samples are then routed through some signal manipulation: a wasp filter, stereo delay and Make Noise Morphagene. I also had some fun with a sample and hold which controls the pitch CV of one of the samples.

An edit regarding the BPM: I drove the clock with a simple LFO, so I’m afraid the BPM will need to be determined by the recipient!


I used the Boutique 78 and Boutique 808 presets on Garageband to come up with 6 different rhythmic parts, panned four of them in either side, and then recorded effects after laying out the tracks. 120bpm


On ebay I shot an old, rancid, scuffed Casio PT-1 as a restoration object for the holidays. It came yesterday and at the same time the disquiet junto mail came in. And it worked. Ah, I liked these rhumba rhythms like I did 40 years ago. Originally I just wanted to contribute that. But then I recorded a 4 bar loop and used 4 tracks on reaper to play around with some fx. I exported it and gave it some structure in Reaper. It’s now only the original loop plus fx. I think there is plenty of room for a second voice.

The pure PT-1 is hearable in the beginning. I also put the original loop to freesound.org.

It’s plain vanilla 120bpms.

1x4 bars original loop
4x4 bars modified loops coming in
1x4 bars original loop
4x4 bars modified loops
1x4 bars original loop
2x4 bars modified loops going out and back to unmodified


Using Shakmat Clock O’Pawn and Time Wizard to send a divided clock to Kickall, Tymp Legio, and Rings. Just Friends starts modulating rings to add a little spice. This got fun really quickly, I should try more beat centric stuff.


A Euclidean Rhythmicon fed into Charlie Clouser’s most excellent ‘Hammers’ with extra twists and distortions courtesy of various VSTs

120 BPM


[Stream Quirk (disquiet0572) by ray_cobley | Listen online for free on SoundCloud


The project playlist is now rolling:


I had been going through a folder of scraps recently and came across this discarded beat, so I thought rather than create a new one I’d just share this.

According to the timestamp on the file it comes from November 2020, but I don’t really have any recollection of it. I wanted to remove the synth sound and leave only percussion but apparently I only have the single overall mp3 file & not any project files. Oh well, hopefully its not too intrusive.

The name of the track is “Hsi and Ho” which makes me think that I must’ve been reading Pynchon’s Mason and Dixon at the time. I considered looping parts to make it longer, but figured ultimately I could leave that to someone else if necessary :wink:

Not really sure how I feel about those gun firing samples which appear throughout, but can’t really do anything about that now…!


Hey All and season’s greetings! Here is my beat. I am including a link for a download of the stems. The beat has many layers so I thought somebody might want to just use a few of those but they are all short loops at 95 bpm. Hope all are well.


Peace, Hugh


The construction where I wait for the bus for work has been an interesting source of semirhythmic sounds. I wired up some slow rhythm sequences in VCV Rack, fed a pair of short recordings into one of its samplers, and added some basic modular drum sounds.



I’ve been wanting to take part in the Disquiet Project for a while now. I hope is ok to share my contribution:

This is a one take jam with Borderlands Granular recorded directly into Ableton Live and later processed with a couple of audio effects.
The sound sources are two Krell patches made a long time ago in Ripplemaker by Bram Boss (Ruismaker). BPM is set to 60. Borderlands granular is firing grains at 1/4 triplets.

Samples of the Ripplemaker patches can be found at my Freesound page

I’m going to listen to the rest of your tracks and comment tomorrow.


I recorded this beat using the 4 percussive tracks of the OP-Z (kick, snare, hats, FX). The whole beat is a single pattern, with all the variation coming from step components and muting tracks (specially the tape, master, and performance tracks).

The audio from the OP-Z was sent to a Korg NTS-1 running the distort-mod effect for distortion. The beat was then recorded in a single take to cassette using a Tascam 414.


Part of this track is a field recording I made from an urban water feature, run through a doppler effect in Adobe Audition. I doubled this track and panned both tracks using the Around The Head panning effect to simulate the sound moving from left to right. The drum kit is the Bark Park kit from the Skitter and Step Ableton pack.


My metro is fixed at 1000, but the beats are this kind: