How to achieve this dancehall skank

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geedee
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How to achieve this dancehall skank

Post by geedee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:51 pm

Can anyone tell me how the skank sound was achieved on this old dancehall track by Shinehead:



Are they simply chords that (randomly) contain a detuned note? Or an extra note? Is it an effect or effects?

Any suggestions welcome!

Thanks.

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Re: How to achieve this dancehall skank

Post by interruptor » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:41 pm

Sounds like sloppy playing to me. It's really surprising how often it happens though.. :-)
I listened to the tune many times over the years and never noticed until today how many offkey notes there actually are. Maybe the player was struggling to fit his/her fingers on a keyboard with mini keys?

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