In short, we wanted to know if it was
interesting for a computer-based (DUB)
Reggae producer to purchase DRUMDROPS IN DUB
Even when you allready have the DVD's
with Style Scott, is there any use in
purchasing this one with Horseman?
Comparing Style Scott with
Horseman is kind of fruitfull. No, it's not
a matter of "who's best". That
battle is not for the strong, as some would
say. But Style and Horseman both have their
areas of expertize and that makes it
interesting to compare.
Check this: Style Scott has
worked in the Jamaican studio Channel One
with the Roots Radics. He played quite a
number of tracks that were later used by
Scientist. Horseman has worked with the Mad
Professor and JAH Shaka.
A first difference that is
crucial to understand.
There is a big difference
between the DUB from Scientist and that from
JAH Shaka and Mad Professor. Where Scientist
and the Roots Radics produced their musical
works in Jamaica, Mad Professor and JAH
Shaka chanted down Babylon in the midst of
And everybody knows, that UK
DUB stands for some of the fattest and
hardest drum and basslines ever
And when it comes to UK DUB,
Horseman knows what he's doing.
He took his band to the studio, where On-U
sound engineer Mike Pelanconi was
waiting to capture the sound of the drums on
analog tape. A very important aspect of the
DRUMDROPS series, that should not be
Imagine yourself standing in the
recording room. You hear the drums. You see
Horseman with his drum sticks. It's a great
experience, but you hear that a lot has to
be done before the sound of the drums is
acceptable for use in a mix. This is where
the recording engineer comes in.
For the DRUMDROPS IN DUB serial, Mike
Pelanconi used only analog equipment. A
Neva mixing board from the 1970's, tape,
compression, and as said a Spring Reverb to
complete the sound. A sound that can never
be achieved without actually having a studio
with the analog hardware. A sound that is
much sought after, too!