Drum Sample Tips from Aftermath Producer Focus…

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“Drums can just be drums. But now they’re not.” Watch how producer Focus… (Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Recordings, Kendrick Lamar) uses the Torque drum tone shifter and other plugins to give his drum samples the exact feel he wants.

“With Torque, I can take one snare and turn into a completely different snare. I can put Torque on my entire drum buss to completely change the feel of the song to what I want.” Watch how the co-producer for Dr. Dre manipulates his drum samples with Torque, plus how he uses some of his other to-go tools for drums.

Music: “Redd Rumm” by Redd Lettaz
From the album Pentheo

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