is there any certain structure producers use when writing tunes?

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  1. optic

    optic gotosleep

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    if they all did it the same, would dj'ing be better/worse, easier/harder, or does it matter?

    i have some opinions on this from a dj's point of view, but what to you think?

    serious opinions would be nice:2thumbs:
     
  2. Dj Jammin

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    8 16 or 32 bar phrases.. so after 8 bars have a change or after 16 or after 32 and so on. When producing a tune i always make it in multiples of 8 so it'll double drop when being mixed.
     
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    If you're a dj, then the fact that most dnb tracks have a predictable structure is something that you should know! Its also something that some producers/djs complain about=formulaic dnb.

    There are some producers that like to f*** with djs and put in unexpected changes (or perhaps a slight delay in a track so the beatmatch goes out of sync) but 99% is 8, 16, 32.

    Even listeners can tell when phrases are going to change - because they've been conditioned by listening to songs with the same basic structure.

    Take a listen to the original Warhead with a pen, noting the changes if you want to note a classic structure.
     
  4. sook

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    standard formula is
    64 bar intro
    64 bar 1st drop
    64 bar breakdown
    64 bar 2nd drop
    32 + bars outro
     
  5. Dj Jammin

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    Eh? you been listening to drum n bass recently?
     
  6. sook

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    yes i write it.......