Programming Beats - Drum Patterns

Discussion in 'Production' started by Fat_Controller, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Fat_Controller

    Fat_Controller New Member

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    I hear I listen and I try, I want to programme my drum machine with patterns......

    Anybody got any patterns
     
  2. gpk

    gpk Great Pumpkin King

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    what drum machine are you using?
     
  3. Dave_Akuma

    Dave_Akuma aka composite.human

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    maybe try to use a sampler and some funk breaks? usually, drum patterns made in a drum machine sound too mechanical---but in a bad way, unless you really know how to program em AND use good drum hits to begin with...
     
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  4. pois0n0z

    pois0n0z New Member

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    mate heres the secret to makin dope beats (assuming your using software)

    1. find a sample of an old funk beat ( ie. Winston brothers 'Amen' is commonly sampled ).

    2. Chop up the individual drum hits using a program like sound forge, you can add some effects and filters, whatever to give ur hit some more 'dopeness'. Save the hits as .wav

    3. Put these into your drum machine and program the same pattern used in the funk break. you will recognise this beat as soon as you hear it at 170 BPM.

    4. from here u build up alot of samples and can mix between breaks ( ie. the 'tramen' break is made with a combination of amen and tighten up hits ). After fucking around for a while with placement of hi hats,snares etc, you should be able to make some cool sounding breaks. Save these. you can use them in tunes later on down the track.

    hope some of this has been helpful, peace
     
  5. Fat_Controller

    Fat_Controller New Member

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    Are you familiar with the Quasimidi Sirius. This all in 1 drum machine/synth is really amazing if used correctly. Drums, there are 20 drum kits 120 drum sounds, all these drum sounds can be altered, pitch, adsr, filters, filterbank....!

    Heres a track written on the Sirius

    http://home.btclick.com/esivdej/Escape-club.mp3

    Anyway the drum patterns can go up to 32 beats per bar, at some stage when I've enough money Ill buy a sampler, my main priority is a sick sounding synth, something like a Nord lead 3

    Until then I want to try using the drum machine.
     
  6. Dr. Ophalus

    Dr. Ophalus Guest

    I have found as with others that the best way to take a sampled beat is to cut it into sections you like, then trigger each one after one another (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SYSTEM ON MONOLOGUE!!!).
     
  7. Vinnie Vendetta

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    thats my way too.and i like to have 3 or 4 diferent snares one above the other and loads of hi hats.also perc stufff and slices of the original break its nice

    oh and those drums fat controller are kinda shitty
     
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