How do i make my drums more steppy?


New Member
Oct 26, 2011
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.


Active Member
VIP Junglist
Oct 25, 2009
try a compressor on your main snare, push the threshold up a bit and turn ratio down to like 2:1 or something.


Nov 8, 2011
Hamilton, OH
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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Neural Tech

VIP Junglist
Jul 31, 2009
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.
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