tardy reply but yes, I do mean Waves L1. And the guys that were using it weren't hitting it hard with L1, maybe knocking a db or 2 then sending into a hardware sampler. Like I said, it gives you no flexibilty eq wise but the drums had edge and presence before I touched anything. The sort of drums I'm referring to is Timbaland type things but I've also seen it and done it myself with breaks.
In fact, just processing the beats thru pre's, eq and compressors before taking it into the sampler can give some great results.
I'm also thinking that Dave prolly using a fair bit of drum multing and layering.
Still looking forward to Dave's comments
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