how to get heavy, techstep-style drums from resampled funk drums?

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  1. djdizzy

    djdizzy Active Member

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    i've spent hours using fabfilter saturn, ozone 5, camelphat on a plain amen break and still can't get close to that heavy, slightly distorted techstep sound. main examples are the tramen, i know Dom sampled that amen from an old hardcore album. i know there are other layers involved but what i'm focused on is his amen. sourcing his amen would be impossible but i wouldn't want to do that anyway because i don't want to sample, i'm dying to try to figure out how to process a break to get as similar of a sound as possible. i'd like to use it on other breaks aside from the amen. i've just spent so much time experimenting with filters and layering with additional breaks that i'm burned out and posting in a desperate attempt that somebody has gotten a similar-ish sound from processing a sampled funk break before and can help provide guidance.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchTEMLhJuQ&t=2m39s
    ^ Trace - Mutant Revisited

    http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/55008988/file.html
    ^ the "gappamen" break, it's a random amen that i have in my collection along with several others

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oQeW7owoI
    ^ Trace - Sniper

    all different examples of the same thing, the Mutant Revisited example above which links to the 2:39 mark in the song, is exactly what i've been trying for.
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    takes time brotha, you just have to put in the hours. suffice to say you can do it digitally when you know exactly what youre looking for, but its sooo much easier to achieve with analog equipment, not to mention an emu. tape. emu. emu is digital of course but still.
     
  3. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    record it to analog c90 tape at a very hot level then reimport to DAW, NY compression with waves cla-76, blacky revision, analog on, all ratio. layer with clean original for clarity, fatness very much achieved.

    you has winrar, maybe. just maybe.
     
  4. Labrat

    Labrat Active Member

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    yep all in hardware imo. my emu is instant raw funk. its almost too easy
     
  5. Rajstah Vibe

    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

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    Please, define E-MU.
    Which model?