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

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  1. Luca Schwarz

    Luca Schwarz New Member

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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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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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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.
     
  3. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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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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  4. Luca Schwarz

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    thanks guys! gonna try that!
     
  5. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    The Metrik masterclass in the big collection thread on here is the best video I've seen on Dnb drums, check that out (y)
     
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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.