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  • DEVO/early electronic kit ideas???

    Morning all,

    First... I'm using a td10 w/tdw1... so that will limit my options...but..

    I'm trying to put together a good "early" electronic drum kit for use on songs like Devo: "Whip it", Thomas Dolby: "Blinded me with Science", Gary Nuemans: "Cars" Peter Gabriel: "Shock the Monkey" etc.

    They all seem to have a cool almost wet sounding snare.. and Devo of course has a whip crack.

    I have 2 vex packs (forgive me I can't remeber which ones right now..I'm at work) that help some...but.. still looking for that "new frontier sound" ya know?

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    i finally get a suggestion...and it's spam...

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    • #3
      I am pretty sure that the Thomas Dolby one would be a simmons snare......Gary Numan actually used an acoustic snare in the Cedric Sharpley days.

      Devo's was an acoustic snare too.

      Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey was a drum machine.....probably a LINN or OBERHEIM given the era.....there may be 909 toms in there too but not 100% certain.

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      • #4
        Many of the 80's snare sounds are acoustic snares with gated plate reverbs. Same with many of the tom sounds.
        I am about to release a live album I have been recording of original 70's and 80's artists performing some of their classic hits and I've deliberately used Digidesign's D-Verb with a cheesy gated plate to get that 80's sound.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tweaksta View Post
          Gary Numan actually used an acoustic snare in the Cedric Sharpley days.
          As a Numan fan from way back, I am glad to see someone else knows who Ced Sharpley is.

          SP is right about those gated reverbs. Classic 80s sound. Often they were on these dry, low toned snares.

          And you got to have a cheesy clap sound assigned to a rim or pad. That just screams 80s!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Render View Post
            ........And you got to have a cheesy clap sound assigned to a rim or pad. That just screams 80s!
            Absolutely!!!

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            • #7
              I knew my Gary Numan kit on "Giggin' Kits" would be famous one day... and someone teased me about it when I released it.
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              • #8
                My Korg has a lot of those sounds.. Hmmm.. it was made in 1991.. I am guessing that has something to do with it..
                Alesis DM10 & Trigger IO, 5 8" single input DIY shells; 2 18" DIY Bass drums, 1 13" DIY eSnare, PinTech 14" Visulaite Hi-Hats, 2 PinTech 14" choke-able crashes & 18" dual-zone ride; Steven Slate Drums EX. Mounted on Superstrut custom rack.
                sigpichttp://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=353

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by amonline View Post
                  I knew my Gary Numan kit on "Giggin' Kits" would be famous one day... and someone teased me about it when I released it.
                  That's not on a pack for the TD10 is it....????

                  We (my band) is looking into adding some of the cool synth type tunes. We are planning a mashup/medley that will for no good reason incorporate part of "The Final Countdown" ("It's final countdown"...yup, stuck in my head now too) Some of "blinded me with Science", and maybe a few new wave faves.

                  -BTW... The handclap is ALWAYS on my kit in some fashion or another...and... I detuned the "Ahhh Yeah".. to almost sound like the Koolaid Man. (Ooooohhhhhh YEaaaaaahhhhhh)
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                  • #10
                    Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics. I have a snare that sounds almost exactly the same.. again, on the Korg. I say Korg a lot. Korg, korg, korg. Oh well, it used to be EMAX.. lol..

                    seriously, I love those sounds. The reason I moved to edrumming originally.
                    Alesis DM10 & Trigger IO, 5 8" single input DIY shells; 2 18" DIY Bass drums, 1 13" DIY eSnare, PinTech 14" Visulaite Hi-Hats, 2 PinTech 14" choke-able crashes & 18" dual-zone ride; Steven Slate Drums EX. Mounted on Superstrut custom rack.
                    sigpichttp://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=353

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by evil1rox View Post
                      .........and... I detuned the "Ahhh Yeah".. to almost sound like the Koolaid Man. (Ooooohhhhhh YEaaaaaahhhhhh)
                      The mooooooon, beautiful.... the sun, even mooooore beauuutiful
                      I LOVE that song!!!!

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                      • #12
                        ... and here i was thinking this thread was about me

                        [the world doesn't revolve around me doesn't it??]
                        Steve

                        'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

                        , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...

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                        • #13
                          if you buy into this Einsteinian Relativity it does!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by evil1rox View Post
                            for no good reason incorporate part of "The Final Countdown"
                            I saw those guys, Europe, open for Def Leppard years and years and years ago. There was no good reason for that song back then either.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by V(ader)DRUMMER View Post
                              I saw those guys, Europe, open for Def Leppard years and years and years ago. There was no good reason for that song back then either.
                              I bought the 7" vinyl single of 'The Final Countdown' when it was released. I think that was 1986??

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