So I've seen a few threads recently regarding simple drum and bass beats, and how to achieve them. Now I know most of us on here know how to create our drums etc, but this is aimed at the new guys, and this is me trying to be a changed man, and help out the new guys lol. So, first off I'd like to point out that I'm no master or anything, just a regular joe that hangs around these parts, and wanted to be of help. Before we begin, I'd like for you to understand what I have done in the patterns, so I have put this simple guide together for you to understand what instruments are what, most of which are self explanitory. G KICK 1 - A really quiet kick sample KICK 1 - A simple kickdrum sample KICK 2 - Another simple kick drum sample SNARE 1 - A simple snare sample SNARE 2 - Another simple snare sample C HAT 1 - A closed hi-hat sample C HAT 2 - Another closed hi-hat sample O HAT 1 - An open hi hat sample G SNARE 1 - A snare sample that is quiet in volume, sitting at the back of the mix G SNARE 2 - same as G SNARE 1, but a different sounding sample G SNARE 3 - You get the drift by now, same as before, quiet, and a slightly different sound RIMSHOT 1 - A rim shot sound, like hitting drumsticks on the side of a snare drum SHAKER 1 - A shaker sound, like marracca's or something similar. So, now you understand what each instrument is, on with the simple patterns. Pattern 1 Which sounds like this Pattern 2 Which sounds like this Pattern 3 Which sounds like this Pattern 4 This is the pattern that is a little unconventional, and was me just toying with different ideas, this is also the pattern that uses quiet snares and rimshots. Which sounds like this Hope this has been of some help to you. Like I have said, I'm no master, and with a little more time I could have come up with better. But hopefully there is enough here for you to grasp a rough idea of how single hit beats are made, without the use of breaks. If there's anything else you would like to know, post in here, and if I can help, I'll be glad to. If not, I may know someone who can help.