Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

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heysimo
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Nov, 2017

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:31 am

Hey guys,

the title should be pretty self explaining ..
I am totally loving Calvin Harris' latest Funk Wav and I was wondering how to get a similar kick sound, referring to the song "Heatstroke" in particular ..
Any inputs?
What samples to start with?
Thanks a lot!

S

Zexila
KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:40 am

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heysimo
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Nov, 2017

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:53 am

Zexila wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7vp5fHTWBc
Roland TR 707 or Linn
Yes, definitely on this one!
But this is Rolling .. I was mentioning Heatstroke because it has a more modern kick sound which I really can't relate to a DM in particular !!
Thanks for the input though !!

Zexila
KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Ah, sorry for that, were in a hurry and just Googled first thing I saw, wish you could just linked what you needed from the start, it's easier on everyone.

Back on Heartstroke, sounds like a layered acoustic kick, but you can get this thing synthesized too, which might be the best option to really get exactly what you need.

Try demo of this thing, it's really easy to get something fast: http://gudaaudio.com/kickr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTcOywDprzA
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heysimo
KVRer
6 posts since 8 Nov, 2017

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:30 am

Zexila wrote:Ah, sorry for that, were in a hurry and just Googled first thing I saw, wish you could just linked what you needed from the start, it's easier on everyone.

Back on Heartstroke, sounds like a layered acoustic kick, but you can get this thing synthesized too, which might be the best option to really get exactly what you need.

Try demo of this thing, it's really easy to get something fast: http://gudaaudio.com/kickr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTcOywDprzA
that looks cool, thanks a lot! I'll demo it very soon!

regarding Heatstroke, I do think it's a layered acoustic K, too.
If anybody has an input on which sample to use, that's very welcome.
thanks!

Zexila
KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:42 am

heysimo wrote:regarding Heatstroke, I do think it's a layered acoustic K, too.
If anybody has an input on which sample to use, that's very welcome.
thanks!
You really can't go wrong using majority of acoustic drum kit kick samples out there, IMO this kicks aren't stars of the show at all, think not much attention were even given to them, they just sound "real"/organic enough.
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Kinh
KVRian
1123 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:45 am

Calvin harris or his ghost producer?

Acid Mitch
KVRAF
1863 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 am

when did kick drums start being called “k sounds “ ?

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
22996 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:04 am

Drums are bad ... m'kay?

Taifunk
KVRian
877 posts since 28 Feb, 2015 from Interstella 5555

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:21 am

In heartstroke the kick (not only the kick) sounds like an eprom drum machine,most likely an oberheim dmx.

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BertKoor
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10626 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Getting a K sound alike Calvin Harris' latest funk tunes

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:15 am

Acid Mitch wrote:when did kick drums start being called “k sounds “ ?
+1. I'd expect "K sounds" in K-Pop only :lol:
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