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"Getting the Sound of the Funky Drummer" - Breakbeat Sample Replay Tutorials
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"Getting the Sound of the Funky Drummer" - Breakbeat Sample Replay Tutorials

Getting the Sound releases their debut video tutorial series, “Getting the Sound of the Funky Drummer.” Offered in two parts, “Recording the Drums” and “Mixing the Drums,” these tutorials teach the detailed process of digitally recreating the legendary drum break from James Brown’s 1970 single “Funky Drummer.” The series demonstrates how to achieve the iconic sound of a classic analog recording with readily-available equipment and software, starting with tracking the drums and continuing through the entire mix session to a finished master.

Since the mid-2000s, Getting the Sound founder Dylan Wissing and longtime collaborator Cooper Anderson have been working on sample replays, which entails creating an identical sound-alike version of a sampled piece of music. Wissing and Anderson’s work appears on several Diamond and Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning records over the past decade, and both are first-call experts in this highly-specialized, little-known field. Now they are sharing their real-world experience and expertise in the sample replay process with the recording community, beginning with one of the world’s most-sampled drum breaks.

Our video gives the whole story:
In “Recording the Drums,” session drummer Dylan Wissing examines every step involved in sonically recreating the original “Funky Drummer” tracking session with James Brown’s drummer Clyde Stubblefield — choosing and preparing the instruments, selecting microphones and recording gear, tuning the room, performing the part, and creating additional sonic elements to achieve the iconic sound of the drums.

Mixing the Drums” features mix engineer Cooper Anderson transforming the raw drum tracks into a final finished mix that’s a virtual copy of the original breakbeat, using software and plugins without the need for expensive and/or rare outboard equipment. He covers the entire mix session, including the unique challenges and sound design techniques involved in recreating the distinctive acoustics of a long-defunct recording studio.

For a limited time, both courses are available in the discounted “Complete Recording & Mixing Tutorial” bundle. Viewers will gain the full perspective of the process, starting from a bare drum riser and continuing through to the final mix.

With these tutorials, drummers will gain valuable insights related to post-production and how their performance and recording relates to the final product. Mix engineers will see the detailed elements that led to the creation of the drum tracks, in a way that further inspires the mixing work. Finally, producers will gain an understanding of everything that goes into creating a finished live drum loop which channels the sonics of a legendary breakbeat.

● "Recording the Drums” — 27 videos, total running time 2h 30m, $67
● “Mixing the Drums” — 34 videos, total running time 4h 15m, $67

● “Complete Recording & Mixing Tutorial” — 61 videos, total running time 6h 45m, $99

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Old 1 week ago
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A well of knowledge in getting THE sound!

Dylan and Cooper are true masters at this, and Dylan has SO much knowledge about how to get THE drumsound!
I can’t wait to dive into this!!

Thank you for sharing this information guys!!!
Old 1 week ago
Originally Posted by OHaggdahl View Post
Thank you for sharing this information guys!!!
Oskar!!! Great to hear from you, and hopefully the course will keep you occupied during some of the down time on your endless 2020 world tour. Let me know what you think if the "paint can" hack, and of course I'm curious to hear how Cooper's work will be useful in your own studio. Keep us posted!
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