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  • Dragontheory
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Mar 15th, 2007, 08:16
    That MoTown/ Dangermouse Drum Sound.....?
    Would love it if there were a tutorial based on achieving Lo-Fi compression sounds for drums. That boomy sound you hear on the old classic MoTown recordings. I sample it like crazy..... I would like to know how to get my current sample library..... (ultrabeat & BFD2) to sound vintage and old without sounding over processed and flat. I use a variety of different approaches..... Outboard Comp using LA610 .... Logic comp plug in..... UAD plugs..... Grateful for any and all suggestions......... e.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: That MoTown/ Dangermouse Drum Sound.....?
    Hi Dragontheory, Have you got this free plug-in: [url]http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/[/url] Vinyl, with very very minimal settings can produce a nice lo-fi effect. Logic's bitcrusher (also with minimal settings) can add a little lo-fi!) Also, try using Logic's Tape Delay in your signal chain for a warm sound: Turn off sync, reduce the Delay time to 0.0. However, be warned, that often upon opening a saved project the tape delay resets it's delay time! Cheers Rounik
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  • Cajypiu
    Posts: 400
    Joined: Oct 11th, 2006, 09:48
    Re: That MoTown/ Dangermouse Drum Sound.....?
    Another helpful tip is to look at what equipment they used and how they used it during those times. Sometimes only one mic on a drum kit, everyone jamming in the room at the same time, mono 4-8 track workflows and recording to tape. PSP's vintage warmer is fantastic for smashing drums FWIW.
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  • Dragontheory
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Mar 15th, 2007, 08:16
    Re: That MoTown/ Dangermouse Drum Sound.....?
    Thanks for the tips..... I checked out the Vinyl plug.....ehhhhhh It has a purpose a guess... but it still sounds like a plug to me..... Thats a good Idea about looking into the equipment used back in the day....when I do that I usually learn a few things about the recording side of things... I also learn how expensive outboard vintage analog gear is...... Makes me crazy.... thanks. e.
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  • Dragontheory
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Mar 15th, 2007, 08:16
    Re: That MoTown/ Dangermouse Drum Sound.....?
    [quote:7638] Also, try using Logic's Tape Delay in your signal chain for a warm sound: [/quote] One of my FAV tricks...... I try running it on a BUS with a heavy compressor for drums..... almost distorted...... and run it paralel with another Bus thats clean....... Good for making punchy loud drums..... e.
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