View Full Version : 90s Pop\Hip Hop Drums?

12-31-2009, 05:24 PM
I've been looking to replicate that Teddy Riley-esque kit for a long time now, but I still have yet to be able to figure out what makes the drums tick in this music. That clap\snare layered sound. Michael Jackson's Dangerous album is a pretty good example of what I'm going for. Can anyone direct me to the type of kit or maybe some sort of guide somewhere to attain the effect?

Some examples:

Can't Let Her Get Away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z3eX_sDi08
If: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fquGNHiEG-4
What About Your Friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJBhDoGapM
Thats the Way Love Goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus
Rump Shaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU
Jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbHI1yI1Ndk
Rhythm Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEMQOaFyAEs
Poison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thJFQcfwsYo

01-01-2010, 12:38 AM
Layer, compress, layer, compress. Learn about New York compression and experiment with two compressors in a row, with different settings. Layer synthetic drums with real and sampled ones. Percussion in hiphop is a treasure hoard: build your collection like a miser and polish it. New jack swing also used a layered method where you EQ the part you want out of the original and reconstruct the rest differently.

Also, even though I hate to mention it: Korg Triton drumkits. You'll be surprised about what's taken nearly straight from those. Of course, that's late 90s but still.

01-01-2010, 12:40 AM
e-LAB Smoker's Relight is a really good drum sample CD which has a ton of vinyl/sampled oneshot drums, among other things. Very much worth the money. The really clean, Jam/Backstreet Boys/N'sync "pop" snares are kinda tricky though.

01-01-2010, 12:44 AM
Yeah, Delight is good but you'll have to do the rest yourself. Loopmasters has it as download version, I think it's awesome.