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Thread started 12/17/17 7:15pm

AThacker

Drums on the Come album

What's up everybody. I've really been enjoying the Come album recently. It has a very mesmerizing and compelling atmosphere running throughout the album that makes it really easy to get lost in. Well, until the "1 2 3 4!!!!!" intro on Loose. Anyways, the drums contribute a lot to this atmosphere so I was wondering if anybody might be able to tell me what they are exactly? Live drums that have been tampered with (sound-wise)? Drum machines? (If so, what drum machines?) Thanks a bunch! (For those of you who are heavy into the joint worlds of gear and recording, please pardon my ignorance).

I'm mainly thinking of the tracks Come, Space, and Letitgo if that's of any help to ya'll.

Thanks again!

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Reply #1 posted 12/18/17 7:55am

lynx

My feeling is "Come" and "Papa" are live drums (and band), the other songs are just tracks that Prince did in the studio himself with electric drums. The album feels like something thrown together to me in a hurry, although I do like most of it and I feel it's aged quite well

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Reply #2 posted 12/18/17 11:00am

steakfinger

It's a combination of the drum machine/samples and live drums. Some songs are entirely live drums (Dark), and some are entirley electronic (Loose).

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Reply #3 posted 12/18/17 2:21pm

AThacker

Thanks lynx and steakfinger for your replies!

lynx: I know there's a thread out there detailing the various studio dates of this albums production but I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that it was put together quickly too. I think this can be good sometimes. Some say that a precondition of genius is some sort of imposed limitation. I'm not saying Come is necessarily of genius level but I know Lovesexy, for example, was put together pretty quickly. Not to be down on the era. I think The Dawn bootleg pretty well proves it as one of his major creative peaks! In that context the work seems genius to me.

steakfinger: Might you know what drum machines he was using at the time?

Thanks again!

(For the record, that period between 93-95 is definitely in the top 3 for me personally. I'd be tempted to place that era in the top 2.)

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Reply #4 posted 12/19/17 12:49pm

RumAndRaisin

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A mix of live drums from Michael B and drum loops by Kirk

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Reply #5 posted 12/19/17 2:09pm

renfield

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In the 80s, Prince programmed his own drum loops primarily on the LINN-LM1 drum machine. By the 90s he, like most artists influenced by hip-hop, were using samples of old drum loops. "Space" took its funky layered drum pattern from a couple of songs. You can get the breakdown here:

https://www.whosampled.co...nce/Space/

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Reply #6 posted 12/19/17 3:44pm

misiu

...the are is just one song with live drums (dark and maybe the end of papa) rest is all drum computers. Abd as far as i know, kirky j did nothing on come.
I read once that a guy called statik or chronic freeze programmed beats for prince. He programmed them and when prince liked them, the were used.
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Reply #7 posted 12/19/17 3:45pm

thebanishedone

Im sorry but drums on Come album sound dated and crap compared to his 80s work.its his 80s drum lm1 that stood the test of time.People still try to get that sound even today
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Reply #8 posted 12/19/17 3:59pm

paisleypark4

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renfield said:

In the 80s, Prince programmed his own drum loops primarily on the LINN-LM1 drum machine. By the 90s he, like most artists influenced by hip-hop, were using samples of old drum loops. "Space" took its funky layered drum pattern from a couple of songs. You can get the breakdown here:

https://www.whosampled.co...nce/Space/

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Thank you!!
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https://www.whosampled.com/album/Prince/Come/

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