Recreating the Amen Break

US Iconic drum beat faithfully remade      01/08/23

The Amen Break is the core foundation to a whole world of tracks, sampled the world over - being pitched up, distorted and pushed to the limit it many cases. There are many videos on the Amen Break, but this one shows you how to recreate the classic drum loop from scratch, with details of the equipment used for ultra authenticity. A few versions are made, with a second kit for the faster version of the Amen Break - with a pitched up kit to emulate the sped up sample. 

If that wasn't enough - here we have a drum lesson on playing the Amen Break:


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