Making 80s style drums is a fine art, and still a very popular style today with the likes of synthwave going strong. So strap yourself in for a full run down of how it's done from Eliana D'Angelo Music ! In the video she goes over the processing and placement of each drum element step by step, giving some excellent advice along the way.
Even though she is producing in FLStudio, these techniques and methods can be applied to your drums in any of the DAWs. Her channel is full of fun, interesting, and educational videos on music production, including this one on writing lush 80s chords:
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