Back harder, heavier, and dirtier... Volume 2 follows along the same vibes as its predecessor, just with some added grit. The sounds have been beefed up for a punchier, dirtier vintage sound. With 100+ drum loops with distinctive punchy kicks, sharp snares, and crisp hi-hats, these machines provided the rhythm backbone plus saturated fat synth basslines and chiptune-type skanks to layer into your own productions adding that classic cutting-edge sonic landscape that was everywhere in the 80s and into the early 90s.
Coming out of the 70s into the 80s, as it always has, music in Jamaica was looking for that fresh new sound, fresh beat, and style to get the crowds excited. It was within just a few years that music would go from classic 70s roots to a revolutionary new style and sound when the Casio MT-40 was first used to create the monster hit Sleng Teng (Prince Jammy, Noel Davey & Wayne Smith) - once unleashed, the genie would never be put back into the bottle and digital dancehall was here to stay.
The impact of this seemingly small piece of gear, the Casio MT-40, and the extraordinary way in which Prince Jammy, Noel Davey and the late Wayne Smith explored and conquered it would forever change the musical landscape of reggae and go on to influence all manner of future genres and artists for decades and it's still going strong to this day.
Inside this pack, you’ll find classic 80s dancehall drum grooves, vintage synths & key skanks, riffs and one-shots, along with a bonus set of 12-bit FX lo-fi processed loops for that true classic sound that had analogue noise and digital bits creating a vibrant new timbre. Dive in and rediscover the ear that defined a generation - Digital Dancehall Vol. 2!
Gear used includes Casio MT-40 sounds, Yamaha 1986 PortaStudio, Yamaha DX7, Studer A800 Reel-To-Reel, SSLG Compressor, Lexicon Reverb, 12Bit Sampler (plugin).
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