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Can anyone identify which drum machine has these drum sounds?
Old 27th August 2018
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Can anyone identify which drum machine has these drum sounds?

I'm currently working on a project that is 90's Memphis Rap inspired and I am looking for these specific drum sounds. I know alot of Memphis producers used the Boss DR660 but these drums are different. I put 2 audio examples below. I'm trying to find out exactly which 90s drum machine has these hi-hat & snare sounds, since i've heard them multiple times.

Examples:

Drums in intro. This song is from 1994:
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Same drum sounds in this song. Starts at 1:01
YouTube


If anyone has any info i'd greatly appreciate it.
Old 27th August 2018
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TR-808 for both of them. If you’re usin software look for a detailed 808 kit and learn to play triplets.
Old 27th August 2018
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Originally Posted by v00d00ppl View Post
TR-808 for both of them. If you’re usin software look for a detailed 808 kit and learn to play triplets.
Thanks for the reply. They're similar to TR-808s but these specific drums sound slightly different. You can really hear on the tone of the snare and open hi hats. Memphis producers back then were very low budget and often couldn't source original TR-808s so they would use cheap 90s drum machines with imitation 808 sounds, like the ones on the Boss Doctor Rhythm series.
Old 28th August 2018
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Definitely 808s. The 808 is actually fairly versatile (and customizable) in that you can tune and shape a lot of the individual sounds. You might be overthinking things!
Old 28th August 2018
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Originally Posted by TaskForce1 View Post
Drums in intro. This song is from 1994:
Cool track.
Old 22nd May 2019
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Hey check into the output of the 808 sounds themselves. You can use different enveloping and differing filters, layers (rimshot, hi hat), etc, on the mixing and mastering to make the final drum sounds of an 808 more unique. Heck take it a step further, record that directly through tape for a true Memphis Rap quality drum track!
Old 23rd May 2019
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R8 probably imo
Old 31st January 2020
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I second the question, these 808s (if they are) sound differently to the original.

If anyone has the TR-808, could you try getting the snare sound similar to the first track?

Anyway, they should be doing something more simple...
Old 31st January 2020
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A lot of memphis drums are coming from the DR-660 machine, DJ Squeeky used it a lot.

Though I didn't find the snare from Shawty Pimp's track in the samples of DR-660.
Old 25th May 2020
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Shawty Pimp used the Boss Dr-660 on all of his underground tapes. For the person stating they couldn't find the snare and open hat- both are on the regular 808 pack- (i've had 3 of these units over the years and just now use the wav pack). In the DR 660 you can lower the decay or raise - it can make the snare sound quicker/less faint like in the heavy profits track. The DR 660 also offered reverb which you could put on individual sounds therefore giving it a distinct sound. If you listen to old tapes by MDB such as 2 low key, Sir Mike G, or Lil Sixx you can hear it on a lot of his drums on various tracks.
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