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classic 80s pop-click-scratch sound?

 
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oontyex



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: classic 80s pop-click-scratch sound? Reply with quote

** also posted this under keyboards/ synth but then realised that it would have been better to post it here - sorry for the double up **

Hi, new to the forum, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

Surprised

I play piano and organ in a reggae/ dancehall band in Australia (and also some percussion). I'm hoping to find that classic awesome 80's sound that was used to make the pop-click-scratch sound that drives the groove in e.g.

Jimmy Riley - Love & Devotion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrYuCg8p1DY

and

Black Uhuru - Guess whos coming to dinner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWEGXb2juvM

The closest I've come is my putting a very percussive sound from my hammond through an envelope - which makes a nice poping bubbly sound that works well in that vibe - but I'd love to get a wav (or 2 wav files?) that I could load into drum pads for it.

Wondering how they made the sound in these recordings (synth drum or keys synthesiser?) and if anyone has any wav files/ suggestions on how to replicate it.

Big thanks,
Jamie Smile Smile
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interruptor



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I think these are two electro percussion thingies played by Sly Dunbar. I remember seeing a Peter Tosh concert on TV decades ago where Sly had two of them attached to his drum kit. I zapped around youtube for a while but couldn't find that concert again..
Anyway the easiest way to get the sound would be to sample it from the Black Uhuru tune at around 3:17 where you can hear it solo for ca 2 seconds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KWEGXb2juvM#t=194s
I'd say you owe it to yourself and to the creators of the music to at least buy the CD instead of sampling it from a mediocre mp3 rip (or even worse from youtube, brrr!)..

cheers
Daniel / The Interruptor
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oontyex



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dan,
I was hoping to find out the drum
machine if was from so I could purchase that machine's samples or even try to get one. But, sampling from a recording sounds like a good back up plan.
Do you any suggestions on how to approach it? Like if I get their cd how to pull out a small section and turn it into a wav file?
I'm quite new to that sorry (had mostly played piano in a ska / rocksteady band , so the digital side is still new to me)
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