BPM question

Discussion in 'Production' started by Dark Lizardro, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,086
    Likes Received:
    887
    Location:
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Hey there, guys!

    So, I'm doing a remix of a song from a friend of mine, but I have a question: the original song is at 115BPM. Obviously I'd need to make it fit the BPM range for dnb. So my question is: would it be better to raise the BPM over to the 150-180 range, or lower it to the 75-87 BPM range?

    Of course I'm considering the fact that sometimes a slower song will sound shit at a high BPM tempo, and still will sound shit at a slower tempo as well.
     
  2. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    6,264
    Likes Received:
    884
    Location:
    BH1
    Lower it. always go to the closest BPM
     
    Dark Lizardro likes this.
  3. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    412
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
    raise it to around 170 since im guessing thats the one youre used to. Its all about phrasing, because when sequencing 4 snare hits in a bar just looks weird, gives you a warped view of song progression, which around 85, is suited a lot more to halftime.

    just imo, it depends on what youre used to
     
    Dark Lizardro likes this.
  4. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    6,264
    Likes Received:
    884
    Location:
    BH1
    Sorry to clear this up, i'd warp all the original stuff to stay 87 bpm but still run the project at 174 for example. Dont actually write the tune at 87, that would be confusing and dumb as fuck
     
    Dark Lizardro likes this.
  5. mnty

    mnty New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2014
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Nottingham
    I think it all comes down I whichever you think sounds the best. Personally, I would always go to the closest BPM as Russia DJ said, so in your case I would time stretch the sample from 115 to 87.5
     
    Dark Lizardro likes this.
  6. GhostOfMuttley

    GhostOfMuttley Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    21
    116 is two thirds of 174
    i'd try chopping it at that, depends on the original tune but it's worth checking for some interesting results