I was away for almost a week, leaving with fear that this thread would pass unnoticed, so Iīm really happy to see there is a discussion going on.
RecorderMan: Yes this would certainly be speculating, and that was what I was after. Given a situation where you were asked to achieve a certain type of sound, you would have to start off somewhere before you could listen and evaluate. It could be started off in a lot of ways, and this is why I posted the topic; to be able to discuss and exchange these ideas.
Surely in a real life situation you wouldnīt say: "No lets not talk about this, itīll only be speculation." You would probably just speculate, or you would just know how to get it (and then you MUST share it with us, if your employer allows, that is ;) ) No need to be anguish about not beeing right on the sound spot.
So cīmon letīs speculate!
Lots of creative responses though. Great! Keep it going and keep the example songs coming! One or a couple at the might be a good idea though.
BTW I was talking about the whole drum sound; the great contrast between the big boomy kickdrum and the bright ringing snare, the accented pumping sound of the hat, the room, and of course the playing.
Love to you all! Jonas