DnB Drums/Beat

Discussion in 'Production' started by Pyrolysis, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Pyrolysis

    Pyrolysis Member

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    Hey, I'm newcomer here.

    I need some help.
    It will be really helpful if any1 explain what is:
    percussion, cymbal, ghostsnare etc.
    + i need some help making ghostsnare.

    K| |K| | | | | | | |K| | | | | |
    | | | |S| | | | | | | |S| | | |
    | | | | | |s|s|s|s| | | | |s|s|
    And Hihats over 2.

    s is ghost-/softsnare

    - is this correct? :confused:
     
  2. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    K| |K| | | | | | | |K| | | | | |
    | | | |S| | | | | | | |S| | | |
    | | | | | |s|s2|s|s2| | | | |s|s2|

    s and s2 are hi-hats/snares/shakers/rim shots/cymbals..

    whatever sounds right for a shuffly effect (y) i suggest looking at some breaks, slow them down/slice them up and study each hit, then you can try and replicate it with similar sounds.
     
  3. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    between a low hum and a high whine
  4. Pyrolysis

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    iraimbilanja New Member

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    it's okay
    a bit stiff, your hats prolly need slight reverb/release & a groove and eq on the snares for punch and downpitch the whole thing

    -stefo
     
  6. JAGZ

    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    i sometimes fill stuff out by putting an amen over the top of it and eqing out the kick/most of the snare... works well if you can't quite get your hats to sound full enough.
     
  8. Pyrolysis

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    I definately must try this way.
     
  10. MuttleyDubs

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    just layer a break under your beat and the shuffles from the break should come through enough for it to sound AS ONE!!!
     
  11. MARLZTAH

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    typically yeah.... its a quieter snare

    mainly when people say ghost snare they will be talking about a quieter version of the original snare but theres more to it than that

    on a real drumkit, ghost snares hits are not turned down versions of the original snare sound..... they are hit softer and have a totally different sound...... bear this in mind when programming beats

    but of course, when making d&b, the goal isnt always to make natural sounding beats and theres loads of ways to make different sorts of ghost hits.....

    a ghost hit doesnt have to be quieter.... maybe you could tweak the envelope and make it shorter.... perhaps change the pitch a little.... use different drums or whatever

    if your after natural sounding ghostsnares & shuffles, you will probably get best results cutting up breaks...... or perhaps buy an acoustic drum kit :D

    in answer to your other q's.....

    percussion is a term used for a wide range of instruments, played rhythmically rather than harmonically........ think bongos, shakers, wood blocks and triangles

    there are also percussive instruments that are played harmonically... like the xylophone for example..... but generally, when people say percussion they mean bongos and the like

    and a cymbal is one of these.....
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    im sure you know the noise they make right???

    theres different types.... its not that important for you to learn them yet but it will help in the long run....

    the most common are crash's (which sound like their name), splash's and rides....... hi hats are also cymbals but generally they are in a different catagory to other cymbals

    .....ive just thought....... the names are pretty pointless with hearing the sounds so i might as well stop going on about it....... but have a look through your sample collection and see if you have different cymbals and you'll see what i mean
     
  12. JAGZ

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    gwan marlz
     
  13. Pyrolysis

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    Reply of the Year!""
    Thanks!!!! :D

     
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    Gordo you have saved my life, nice link
     
  15. MuttleyDubs

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    as long as it's the right tempo...do what sounds good
     
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    Pyrolysis, i has the same issues. Really want to know how to get that fuller sound.

    Just like to say, this is a really helpful post. Many Thanks.
     
  17. Pyrolysis

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    Heh.
    Needs some practise.
    My breaks are quite ok now. :D
     
  18. Saint

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