Drum & Bass Hat fills/risers (Fred V & Grafix)

Discussion in 'Production' started by JoelMarlow, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. JoelMarlow

    JoelMarlow New Member

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    Hey guys,

    A lot of the Fred V & Grafix tracks have these very nice hat risers to the drops. I've been trying to make my own but they sound a bit shit.
    Does anyone have any tips?

    Cheers :D
     
  2. Raptor's Den

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    my best suggestion is find the right sounds! if it fits it sits!

    sry bro id write more but my hand is broken lmao
     
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  3. JoelMarlow

    JoelMarlow New Member

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    Haha cheers. They've all got a bit of a shuffle to them and some kind of movement. It's hard to work out though as there's always so much going on at the same time. Need to sneak into there studio and get the raw files to inspect ;)
     
  4. D-Jhepz

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    without listening all i can guess is velocity modulation maybe a heavy hat on a off beat (almost like a snare) and lighter ones in a shuffle motion to get a chikachika grove... then make a hipass filter sweep.
     
  5. JoelMarlow

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    Sounds like a good starting point. Cheers
     
  6. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    I had a look through a few F&G tracks and i think i hear what you're talking about. I found something like that in Just a Thought and it sounds like rimshots rising/lowering in pitch layered with a shaker over the kick in.