How do i make my drums more steppy?

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  1. Rarrr

    Rarrr Member

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    Hey
    I started producing a couple of days ago:)
    Just after some tips on how to make my drums sound more steppy/springy...

    :p its hard to put it into words so a good example would be similar to hoogs - bouncy ball
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=895vkvgC2Ys
    kinda similar konichi or decimall bass.

    heres an example of a song i made yesterday
     
  2. 1pete51

    1pete51 New Member

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    Hey mate, first off all I'd try getting the bass drum a little more punchy. Try EQing it and maybe some multi-band compression. You can also sidechain the bass using the kick as trigger. Also, your hi-hats are on every beat, try getting more complicated rhythms in and also don't forget to play around with different velocities, for example, stressing the off-beat etc.
     
  3. Rarrr

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    cheers man! Ill give those a go;)
     
  4. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

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    try a compressor on your main snare, push the threshold up a bit and turn ratio down to like 2:1 or something.
     
  5. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i think its the sandman and worm breaks pitched up really high.
     
  6. Labrat

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    bit of swing, moving hte hits slightly off the grid helps retaining the live feel of the original breaks
     
  7. Kdance

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    You need more ghost hits to fill out the break... All i hear is a kick, snare and some hats. You need shuffles, rolls and ghost hits. Take that kick and move it around.. Also pitch up and down on your hits, it takes practice but it will work.. I'm a drum freak, i love just sitting and making breaks. It's part of the reason i don't ever finish my tracks lol...
     
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    venon1991 New Member

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    Ahh yes, good point!

    Here is one i was working on and stopped but it does step all over the place from stop and go's...

     
  10. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    faster high hats ? ..... and ghost snares...if you know what i mean
     
  11. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I'd say that less hi hats and ghost snares to make a drum arrangement more steppy.
    Using a 12th rhythm can add a swing to it.
    Just make the drums as punchy as fuck
     
  12. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Yeah, punchy drums as FUUUUUUUCK! :drums:
     
  13. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    All about the 3's and the ".'s
     
  14. Protoplasym

    Protoplasym Nuskool

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    Sounds like you want your PERC to sound more Staccato in nature... play around with noises that don't have much decay/release... just a thought.