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Next up we’ve added a TR-909 clap to the beat on the 2 and 4 beats of each bar. We’ve also detuned it and switched in EXS’ ‘phat’ mode to thicken the sound. Use a gate on the clap to get it to snap a little more if necessary.
Also, add a live sounding closed hat with a short reverb, pan it to the right and roll out as much bass as possible on a high pass filter so that the hat sits nicely in the top end of the beat. Thicken up the clap with a punchy-sounding snare from your library, remembering to reference theoriginal tune so you get the right type, something with plenty of punch and highs.
Finally, add a TR-909 closed hat and pan to the left as per the original: it should fall on every 8th note in the bar and helps balance the lighter hat on the right.