hi-hat loops/breaks

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  1. Krispy

    Krispy Member

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    Anyone know of a good source or names for some pre-made hi-hat loops/breaks?
     
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    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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  3. Krispy

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    cheers, thanks will check it out!
     
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    Fyl Syf Member

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    I personally like to use drum machines for hats and metalwork.
     
  5. Krispy

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    I would too but i'm just having problems learning some patterns and stuff
    So hopefully I can take these apart and they will help me learn the patterns better
     
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    Ah, that's a good idea actually :)
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    And of course the Danny Byrd sample pack, has some great highhat and shaker loops, as well as the highpassed breaks in the loop separates folder.
    Chop them up and rearrange to build some interesting stuff.
     
  8. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Mate making your own hats is a fucking mish, spent hours the other day tryin to dissect a track and it was mission :( Cant wait until i figure that out, i'm sure my production will progress quicker then :)
     
  9. Krispy

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    Actually I haven't had very much trouble, i've been following this technique I recently learnt in this tutorial



    Its an Ableton based tutorial. I did it on a dubstep track the other day and had good results
     
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  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    or you could take any break and highpass it, layer on top, cut out and use what sounds good. just try and not use the amen, a 2step beat with a highpassed amen is so played out
     
  11. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    HiHat breaks are easy to make man. There also isint any rules on how to do it either. A good way tho is....

    Find ya self a good couple of hat samples, dont have to sound the same, but sounding similar will help.
    Put a hat on every 8th, so you get the solid hit going on. Then you could add a different hat on another track on every 16th, already you will start to hear some shuffle going on. To make it more shuffly add another hat in a different track but make them ghost notes (hit slightly quieter) but put them on the off beats etc..

    add a lil verb to some and take it from there :)
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    actually, do what he says ^^^, layer a break on top and the most important thing: make them sound good on their own, if they do sound good that way, they will do in the track aswell.
     
  13. sonic72

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    That's ok if you are playing them on their own but if you are rying to get them to work with a break you have to make them sound good with the break, you have to EQ/effect them etc in context.

    Side-chaining can help your hats too.
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    thats what i meant. make the hi hats sound good, including breaks and every other perc..
     
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    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    1: Put hats on every step in the sequencer.
    2: Fuck around with velocity [read; turn just about every step almost mute...] and make a nice "phrase".
    3: ?????
    4: Profit!