Originally Posted by pjonthetrack.com
I have a lot of vinyl drum breaks and I would like to beef them up by layering them with my own drums.
I would like to know if there is a right or wrong way to do this?
What are some techniques do you use to make drums breaks bump harder & crisper.
Thanks in advance.
Sampling these records with a decent setup/stylus and cartridge, and RIAA phono preamplifier. Sometimes I like to send the output through a nice preamplifier, and/or analog hardware chain. Though mostly, I like to process the tracks later in mixing. Taking it off a nice record into a nice converter is a good start for me. I have a Denon Table with a line/phono output - as well as a SPDIF output. Sometimes its cool to send the SPDIF output right into the Interface. Its certainly cleaner that way.
I think layering is cool, you can put a couple different sounds in the sampler and trigger them at once. Change the Attack and Release of them. Filter them differently. Try to EQ/compress them differently, and blend the overall into your context. I really just like keeping it simple. If I don't like the sound I got, I dig for another one. Lately, I have been recording samples with real drummers, and chopping the grooves up for my own repurposing.