Digitally Recreating the Sound and Vibe of Stax Studios

We've recreated the legendary "Tramp" breakbeat from Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, as recorded in 1967 at Stax Studios with Al Jackson Jr. on the drums. The breakbeat was sampled on classics by Wu-Tang Clan, Salt-N-Pepa, and in the 1994 hit film CB4, as well as modern tracks by Action Bronson and King Krule.

This course features Mix Engineer Cooper Anderson (Wu-Tang, John Legend, Future) in a series of four one-hour webinars demonstrating the mix process on our "Tramp" sample replay. Cooper demonstrates every step of the process of turning raw drum tracks into a finished sample replay, and takes questions from viewers. 

There's a ton of amazing information in here. 

GETTING THE SOUND OF MEMPHIS SOUL DRUMS | Mixing the "Tramp" Breakbeat

  • 01

    Night 1 - Session Prep and Initial Mixing

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • Part 4

    • Part 5

    • Part 6

    • Part 7

  • 02

    Night 2 - Focus on the Bass Drum

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • Part 4

    • Part 5

  • 03

    Session 3 - Focus on the Snare Drum

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • Part 4

    • Part 5

  • 04

    Session 4 - Putting It All Together

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • Part 4

    • Part 5

    • Part 6

    • Part 7

    • Part 8

Learn how the live raw drum tracks in this course were created. A LOT went into it.

  • CREATING THE SOUND OF MEMPHIS SOUL DRUMS | Recording the "Tramp" Breakbeat

    $67.00

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Meet Your instructor

Producer, mix engineer and musician Cooper Anderson's work appears with artists like Kanye West, John Legend, Future, Rick Ross, Ghostface Killah, and the Diamond-selling record "We Are Young" by Fun. Graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering, Cooper has been active in the NYC recording scene ever since, including work on the top-secret "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" by Wu Tang Clan.

Cooper Anderson

Producer, Mix Engineer