Percussion and swing

Jopsun

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When you program drums in dnb, do you tend to snap everything to the grid or give some parts a looser feel - like shakers and hats? I'm coming from a house/dubstep background where I'm used to having a bit more room for applying swing to some parts.
 

neddez

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good question

for me it depends on the break. if its your standard: kick, snare, kick snare
then i'll keep everything straight. i like the rolling feel.

for other breaks, maybe.
personally i think it gives the drums a looser feel ala Alix Perez when he used to make liquid,
im not a big fan of that really laid back sound, and so 95% of the time I'll keep everything square

i dont really notice swing at DnB tempos though so i dont bother using it
 

Rubs90

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You should check out Octane & DLR, they are great at playing with percussion and space etc

If you check out their sample pack and listen through the dissected sections of the breaks you get a good impression on how they do it
 

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In neurofunk a little swing gives a tad more groove to the beat, I tend to use swing in little amounts, of course depending the beat if looking for more sloppy drumming or tight
 

dbjungle

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For me it doesn't matter if it's the main kicks and snares. Now with the loops and hats, ghosts etc, I think you should keep it within the same frame of however you laid the main kicks and snares so it doesn't get too crazy.
 
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