Oldskool drums

Discussion in 'Production' started by smoothassilk, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. smoothassilk

    smoothassilk Active Member

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    Ok, does anyone know what makes oldskool drums sound oldskool?

    Is it specific samples, or is it a few FX (I'm guessing reverb or maybe distortion, but I'm not really sure). I know that they get pitchshifted occasionally, and that's a technique I'd like to use but I'm not sure what else to do.
    I'm not really looking at specific examples, I don't want to exactly re-create the break from 'terminator'.
    I also don't want to spend money on hardware if I can help it, so I might use samples if they're necessary.
     
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    saturation, gating, compression
     
  3. Mason John

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    Get the Amen break and fuck around with that on some filter passes. Should be good to go from there.