Processing beats with H-Reverb and Decapitator
To build his beats, Matt relies on Logic’s tried and tested EXS24 sampler. “I added some drums and stuff, just messing around and doing loads of different grooves and seeing what happens,” he explains. “I have a huge EXS library that I’ve collected over the years – Loopmasters bits, and loads of Akai stuff from back in the day. There’s also a dubsteppy snare from Splice, and some hats swung at 16th-note triplets. I’m quite into making groups, so I’ve used Logic’s Track Stacks.
“I’ve got a big Waves H-Reverb over all the drums – they’re fairly tame by themselves. I’ve also got Soundtoys Decapitator on there. I love the Soundtoys stuff; I couldn’t live without it! This is adding just a little bit of crunch – not a great deal. It’s placed after the reverb, which is a bit weird, but works.”
Matt gives his drums presence and space with Waves H-Reverb