What Drum machine does Liam use to get his famous beetz???
Ok obviosly lotsa different ones but don't u know what is most popular or have a listing of modules used for every track :P or sumthin like that
what would be a good drum machine that sorta kapturez liam's sound
On the FOTL he mostly used the Emu SP-1200 which is one of the most known Hip Hop-drummachines.
It also is the drummachine with the phattest pump if you ask me. Ever.
For example, take the Bassdrums of
SMBU, Diesel P., Funky S., Mindfields, Climbatize, Fuel My Fire.
I'm not sure about Breathe, but all the other ones are not coming from the SP-1200 (-or maybe they aren't compressed/EQued that much).
But those first mentioned bear the typical soundstamp of the
SP-1200 within. You can load in various BD's, they'll all come out like that, by any means.
I don't know how much and good the snares and other parts of the kit are effected by that typical sound, but afaic the BD is the main-reason for that (very expensive) machine.
Typically for Liams drumsound are other habits as well, he often underlines a BD with a short bass-sound.
This is so brilliantly mixed later, that you hardly hear they are not of one and the same origin. (SMBU is a perfect example.)
Another more obvious trick is to route most of the percussion-instruments (HH's, HO's, HC's, just everything that goes fast with the rhytmical pattern) through a vast distortion-unit (this would mostly be an overvalued Se 70).
Snares as well, but not too often. SMBU for example again, is a hellhole of distortion-fx. Nearly everything that's above the tracks bass-border (about 300hz) is distorted here.
Sometimes I really wonder why it still sounds good and clear.
Well, THAT's mastering, guys! You need years of experience to reach this point of mixing. I really hope Neill is mixing the new album as well.
Anyway, you asked for further drummachines, there was an interview with Liam in the Korg-magazine (check out the news on nekosite), where he stated that he used the
Korg Electribe R a lot.
I checked it out some time ago and it's nice gear, but if you have money and nothing else to do than loving and doing music, then immediately get the fuck out of here and buy yourself that SP-1200. Otherwise take the ER-1.
Poor lads, aren't we?
If you still want to know more shit, go on and ask, but for today I'm out, I'm hungry. And I just got lust to extensively use my gear.