Basis of a Half-time/step tune

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  1. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    Hi guys,

    I did a half-time track not that long ago and I did post it in the new talent section as an experiment. It got received with not so good reviews back then. Now, I am thinking to turn it into a proper track. My question is are there any pre-conditions towards producing a half-time track.

    For example, should the hi-hats be also half-timed or there is no need?
    Should the track also have a slow vibe as well??
    so on and so forth.

    Thank you for all the help and the finished track would be uploaded on the new talent section as soon as I believe it is finished.

    Much Love,
    Menosance
     
  2. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    1 snare, on the 3rd beat of the bar at approximately 170-175bpm (assuming you mean half-time dnb)...that's about it. Everything else is entirely up to you.
     
  3. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    You could actually put the snare on the 4th beat of the bar too.
     
  4. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    So the only things that would be needed to be half-time are the kicks and snares?? Yes, I am referring to 174BPM half-time D&B :D

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    But you still to put a snare on the 3rd beat though. Right??
     
  5. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    It is up to you if you include hats or not. Try listening to some half time DnB tunes and analyse the hat arrangement. I know Breakage uses a huge variation of hats and cymbals in his half time tunes. Listen to Run Em Out and Clarendon.

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    Yes.
     
  6. Yukon

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    Queensway would be regarded as halfstep right?
     
  7. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    I'm not super huge into dubstep, but literally 100% of the tunes I do enjoy, while technically still being a halftime beat, have enough emphasis on the quarter notes (assuming the tracks are written around 140bpm, that I can bob my head at that speed and it still works; see Neosignals remix of Stigma for a good example of this.
     
  8. Mania

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    It's pretty much the same with DnB. Some tunes only have the kick and the snare, while others have layers upon layers of rides n hats. Because you're going back to an older tune, you probably have a bit of a basis of how you want it to sound, so base your decisions off that.