Percussion and swing

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  1. Jopsun

    Jopsun New Member

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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.
     
  2. 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
     
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    Jopsun New Member

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    That's pretty much how I felt! Thanks for the feedback.
     
  4. Rubs90

    Rubs90 KeyControl

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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
     
  5. Elzerk

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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
     
  6. dbjungle

    dbjungle DJ Syklone

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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.