How to set Shakers / Tambourines in Jungle/D'n'b

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Hi There!

I am willing to start putting some Jungle and drum'n'bass influence in my productions. Now i've come to analyse these typical shaker/Tambourine sections in so many junggle/D'n'b tracks! How do they do them? ive tried it many times, but it doesnt sound that cool. here an example of a very groovy one:
at 0:30 it starts.. would be so cool if u could help me with that! cause im kind of desperate! It always sounds so tight and groovy with all these uk guys! maybe this is a loop? i dont get it.. so please, help!!!!
 

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Set different velocities for the hits, trying to take some swing to it. Like 100%, 70%, 30%, 100% and so on. Be creative.
 

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Just find an old break that you like the shuffle from, slice it up so you can isolate the shuffle (this may be as little as 2 hits next to eachother), then duplicate the hits (making sure they all line up in sync on 1/8 parts or whatever you're working with) for as much sustained shuffle as you want.

It's all about the original sample / break you use, if you take the shuffle from a break with wicked shuffle, it's pretty much job done as it should already have a nice groove to it with varying velocities / pitch etc.

A good place to start for jungle breaks is here http://www.junglebreaks.co.uk/

Good luck!
 
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Kinda aside from the topic but I was wondering if you guys have any tips on how to create those classic sounding stabs, (that starts at 0:30 as well). The closer I got was using a bird noise and throwing a vocodex on top, but I guess it's a bit of a weird way to approach it ><
Soo yeah, synth ? Sample ? I looked around a bit and couldn't find a good topic that covered it.
 
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