Originally Posted by Rodney Gene
The majority of big 'sample-ish' sounding drums from the 80's were just production techniques.
Definitely.... Although the Linn9000, and the Wendel Jr both had sounds we'd associate with the 80's.....
A bit (actually a lot) of gated verb on a very compressed snare is always a good start.
I heard a multitrack of Phil Collins (on the Feed The World single) the other day, and it could have been recorded yesterday.... But the production on the record dates it to mid 80's..... it's all in the compression and verb....
Don't have the snare too bright, or the kick too big, or the hats too chunky and you're on your way!