How do you make your drums sound shuffly?

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  1. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Ive tried shit loads of things and got some alright loops by variating the note and volume of hi-hats and shuffles, but i was wondering how you fellas all did it?
    Cheers.
     
  2. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    hi hats shakers ...n filtered snares
     
  3. dar kist

    dar kist KYRO

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    get sampled breaks and cut the kick and snare out, then layer up n shit , add single hats, etc
     
  4. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Il give it a go, cheers (y)
     
  5. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Is that how you would go about making the break in the serial killaz vip mix of junglist by rebel mc featuring peter bouncer?
     
  6. Evil Empire

    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    you can layer your drums, put filters, reverbs or flangers on them or you could use different quantization on your hi hats n shakers.
     
  7. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Thanks for the tips (y)
     
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    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    No worries bro, hope it helps.:lighter:
     
  9. Zeal

    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    layering drums like said, also sometimes just a snare filtered and put as a shuffle can sound effective

    i prefere to layer my breaks, looking for one with the characteristics i want in it.

    Ghost hits too

    Drums are hard man, but once u have put in the effort and got them sussed, you will be loving it ;)

    you only get out what you put in
     
  10. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Yeah, ive picked up alot of shit so far, but i suppose it all takes time :D Cheers.
     
  11. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    yeah mate it takes ages to perfect the art of making breaks i know i still havent n i wont for a few years
     
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    What you can also do (in FL Studio) is get a break loops groove/shuffle and save it as a score.

    1. Open a break (or a beatbox rec) in fruity slicer (automatically slices the groove)
    2. Drop the groove and save the score.
    3. You can now quantize any loop with that score/groove.

    hope this helps =]
     
  13. Put your hats over two tracks to add movement.
    Layer up your hits and breaks and EQ out the frequencies you don't need to make space for your main hits so they sit nicely in the mix. Always roll off any freqencies that your not using.
    You can use ghost kicks and snares to add to the groove if you like. These usually consist of 1 of the snare layers you use for your main hit - but used at a slightly lower level.
    Side Chain.
    Add percussion - ie bongo's, cowbell, rides etc
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    turn off quantisize is a good start
     
  15. Tryptomatik

    Tryptomatik LiquidGroove

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    i use high passed breaks with kicks and snares cut out (or left in if it sounds good), bongos/congas are definitly the one for a nice shuffle and woodsticks etc. any percussion really.