How to create a shuffle effect

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  1. tobstar

    tobstar New Member

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    I'm new to this beat making malarky and loving every second. However I'm have problems creating a dnb beat with a shuffle in it.

    Probably the best example of this beat is Don't Wanna Know - Shy Fx & T Power feat. Di.

    Anyone have any tips on how to create this type of shuffle?

    - I'm using FL studio
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    these kinds of questions make me wonder if youve got any idea what you got yourself into when you started writing music. i could tell you how to do it but basically what i mean is that there is so much to figure out, even after a thousand years of writing music, that even then i think the most you could say you know is that you dont really know anything at all. it takes practice, so keep at it. you have to spend the time, there are no shortcuts.

    a shuffle is a hihat followed by a short snap like a rimshot or a ghost snare followed by a hihat followed by a short snap again.
     
  3. tobstar

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    every day I sit down to make music I wonder what I got myself into. every single day!

    I really don't have a clue but then again I don't care, it's just so much fun trying. Demoralising but fun. And at least I have something to show after a few hours work unlike playing computer games, my previous vice.

    Anyway thanks for the help its really appreciated my man.

    layters
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i can relate, when i found music i never touched games again. not because theyre not fun or anything like that, just there isnt time
     
  5. sato

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    get a sample of a break with a shuffle. chop it up into individual hits. listen to each hit and identify the sound. then have a go yourself :)
     
  6. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    sound advice!
     
  7. tobstar

    tobstar New Member

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    awesome advice, nice to know this is an active forum, cheers guys.
     
  8. st420

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    @ logiks

    i know what you mean, since i started producing i have no time for anything else. once you get going you can spend hours at your computer playing with sound
     
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    can anyone tell me how i can make a drum beat similar to that in noisia - block control? cant quite work out how it gets that shuffling sound to it. or does anyone have any break mp3s/wavs with similar that they can gime a link to, so i can chop it up and have a look? cant work out if its another snare/ghost snare/rimshot/shaker etc. Any help appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  11. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    it's a pity nobody already said this.
    Shift drum hits in time to left or right (mostly right), I'll upload an example. without, and with suffle.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/yywrwa
    just when the cymbal comes in, is where the shuffle starts happening, you can really tell it's there because the ghost snares are shifted a few milisecs to the right ;)