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90s Pop\Hip Hop Drums?


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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:

Thats the Way Love Goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus

Rump Shaker:


Rhythm Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEMQOaFyAEs

Poison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thJFQcfwsYo

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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.

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