How to produce D&B?

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  1. WilliamFrost

    WilliamFrost New Member

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    Hey guys. I want to start produce drums and bass. But i dont know where to start?
    Can u guys tell me some good programs etc. that i can use for a start? simple program, that a "non" expert knows how to use :)

    Thank you very much =D
     
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    I find ableton the best for me but everyone is different


    Best to try afew free demo's to find your feet
     
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    Proppellarheads' REASON is a good one aswell. easy to learn on.
     
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    you dont make dnb ... dnb makes you.... :D
     
  6. itlaye

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    FL studio is very user friendly, and it looks good, too.
    try the demo version of any daw you can find/want to try, find out what floats your boat.
     
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    yea fl studio 9 even allows sidechaining properly now!!! :D
     
  8. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    i'd recommend fruity loops... havnt used it in years as I use logic now. but from what i remember its pretty cheep
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    1. Vengeance single hit drumz
    2. massive bass patch
    3. ????
    = dnb hit!!!!1!2one


    but seriously, get/buy sample packs, try different programs and see what most strikes your fancy and suits your needs and abilities. There's no formula or the best program set, it is the result that counts, not how you get there.
     
  10. WilliamFrost

    WilliamFrost New Member

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    So atm i am trying FL studio 9 demo. But i just dont know how to make a decent rythm?
     
  11. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    lmao, it took me a year to even know what the basic Dn'B rythm is.

    1) set the BPM (beats per minute) to 180

    2) Make/open the drum editor (no experience in FL) and have it cut into 16th beats for one measure

    3) put bass drum hits on the first and eleventh beats

    4) put snare hits on five and thirteen, meaning if the measure was only cut into 4 parts, the snare would hit on two and four, always keep it on two and four

    5) then add another bass hit at seven (back to 16th notes) that bass on the 7th coming right after the snare makes the beat sound professional-ish

    hope it helped, if it didn't, sry.

    someone post a screen shot for him

    -Andy
     
  12. WilliamFrost

    WilliamFrost New Member

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    but if i just buy samples and "put them together".. isent that just kinda like cheating?
    Or do some one the famous producers do that aswell?
     
  13. ali1212

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    basically, you can do that but imo its not really producing its copy and pasting. course you can use samples, just kinda make it into your own idea if you get me.
    nothing wrong with using other peoples samples, just try and like adapt it into something you've thought of yourself.
     
  14. somaru

    somaru Diasoma

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    somewhere on teh net are some MIDIs of simon V's most popular dnb beats floating around. it's a nice guidline if you have absolutely no clue about how to place kicks, snares, hats, etc.

    but in the end you have to make your own thing. thats what makes producing fun :2thumbs:
     
  15. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Get FL Studio :) Very underrated, you can get professional sounds out of it if you have the right VSTs contrary to what others have said..
     
  16. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    explain.

    how is it different then before man?
     
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    Agreed. How much harder does it get than adding peak controller and then linking it to a buss's volume. Having said that, I love my fruity. So easy to think of an idea and then lay it down while the excitment is surrounding you.
     
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    GiDriK Lost in jungle

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    haha guys rly, cant u read between the lines, its all sarcasm, jeez..
     
  19. WilliamFrost

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    Hey m8. Can u please tell me what VST is :)?
     
  20. Junglist_007

    Junglist_007 learning difficulties

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    I think VST is plug in but i can't be sure. Ive just started producing. It's all new to me.