Drums and percussion
16:50 The layered Latin percussion in Mating Call is a real focal point, but there are also hi-hats and claps underpinning it. The hats come courtesy of a sampled loop and the Roland TR-09. Daniël: “We tend to combine electronic drums with sampled drums – in this case, hi-hats – as it gives this vintage feel, like disco. We combined it with our TR-09 recording.” Hans: “Then we have fingersnaps. We use a lot of snaps and claps – sometimes recorded ourselves.”
One of the Latin percussion lines comes from a rather surprising source: Logic Pro X’s in-built Drummer. “It’s just an easy way to get quick results,” says Daniël.
“Like EZdrummer or something,” continues Hans. “Because it’s a stock plugin, we don’t want to make it the centrepiece of the whole production, but you can work really quickly, and it can fill up the whole percussion side of things really well.”