February 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Does anybody know much about how to get the percussion sounds used in 60's , 'manufactured' pop, as in groups and singers put together by record labels/studios. Where the backing music often has fancy orchestration, strings and the odd horn?
the percussion in these songs often includes a lot of what sounds like timpani rolls.
Lets take for example a song which I am listening to now, and want to record my own version of;
Dusty Springfield - I dont know what to do with myself
In this song, is the percussion really elaborate orchestral timpani's and such, or can I achieve the same sounds with a regular drum kit?
February 8th, 2012, 06:30 AM
I threw this together in an hour on Propellerhead's Record which has now been rolled into Reason v6. It's pricey like all the rest, but you can do pretty much anything you want to in it.
As for "the sound" I think it's more about how the drums fit in the mix. Less bass, more snare, more room. Timpani is typical as you said.
February 8th, 2012, 06:33 AM
By the way, totally putting some vocals on top of this once the east coast (and my girlfriend) wakes up this morning so stay tuned!
February 8th, 2012, 02:31 PM
VERY sixties. Great sound, looking forward to hearing vocals.
February 8th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Nice sounds you got going. Most of the orchestrated sounding records dont seem to loop much, they flow through many different patterns and moods through the songs with different fills here and there.
February 8th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Thanks! This was just kind of a throw away idea as an exercise in construction. I threw a scratch vocal track over it and added a whistling chorus/b part. Check it out!
February 8th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Sounds great...now just run it all through an effect to make it sound like it was recorded on tape and it'll be perfect
February 8th, 2012, 11:31 PM
hahaha...!!! that's pretty spot on for the genre. Sort of the anti-Beatles flavor of Pop.
February 9th, 2012, 12:04 AM
Took me back to the '60s! Love the whistling. Mighty good for quickie work.
February 9th, 2012, 12:10 AM
Thanks guys! I applied a distortion effect that has a tape setting in the daw and have it playing now, a little high rolloff and some comp do the track well I think. Good call! Comes in at a lengthy 2:06!
February 9th, 2012, 04:57 AM
February 9th, 2012, 10:15 AM
dammit! I'm going to be whistling 'that' all day! :lol:
February 9th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Coming along nicely.
February 9th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Thanks again! 64Strat I've had the same problem the last couple days. I'm actually debating "sampling" that whistle track for another project in the future. I should do more "forthehellofit" one offs.
February 9th, 2012, 09:30 PM
I should do more "forthehellofit" one offs.
Do it while you can. :cool: