[ richie stix ] - pleasure... minimal/jump up

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  1. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    okay, so on friday i managed to knock this together and im well chuffed with the bassline so far and tbf some of the drum work too. (wicked amenz on the second drop but that aint in this preview)...

    but the drum pattern is mega gay, and i tried making a minimal clappy snare, but that sounded shit, so i beefed it up (as heard here) and still dont like it!

    basicly, what im asking is help in making the drums... i want them to build up, so first drop not much more than snare kick and few hats... then slowly introduce more elements.

    tongue flap pointed out to me the drums are a bit stuccato, so hepl with that would be appreciated

    (y)
     
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  2. Alex_Dillon

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    Thats a nice track bro, see what you mean about the bassline.

    It reminds me alot of taxmas 'the rebate' - one of my favourite tracks off all time.



    Personally, I would just go for a busier drum pattern, really get that tune rolling. The bassline in my view deserves it.
     
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  3. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    thanks man, interesting comment on making it roll more (y) and the rebate is a banger!
     
  4. WhoSayReload?

    WhoSayReload? Well-Known Member

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    potentially a very good tune
     
  5. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    I think for the drums, bring them in with a 4/4 hi hat. build them up on the drop with a ride or two. then add some percussion on some of the transitions, perhaps bring in an amen here and there to end the a bar. try making a stereo group, and sending some of the audio from the drums too it. add a nice verb, maybe a tiny but of delay and hi pass the whole group.
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    cheers guy, more comments like this appreciated! really have no idea what to do for minimal beats... and a fair few peeps on here seem to have it cracked! :D
     
  7. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

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    nice style. i like that, but the beat is too empty when the bass kicks it it needs atleast a consistant high hat to march it through Imo,

    i actually think just give the beat some moar groove, some syncopated little percussions or something and mayb fuck around with shakers or something? idk.
     
  8. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    Another thing i have found that brings minimal drums to life is just simply adding a different snare sound to each hit over 2 - 4 bars. keeping the low end of the snare the same but a different hit/clap for the high end.

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    gets the beat moving imo

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    don't spose you could let me in on how you made that b-line a lil bit could you? love that style of sound
     
  9. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    several clues... simple wave form, medium lfo, touch resonanance... so simple i surprised my self!
     
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    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    Haha cheers. More often than not the most simple ways of doing things turn out the best :) as is with drums i often find.
     
  11. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    soz... thats meant to be res, not verb (y)
     
  12. Thin and crispy

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    im not keen in the drops in octave of the b-line tbh, i think you could do something to keep it interesting than that... maybe a mid synth in the small gaps or increasing the LFO, stretching out a note. as for the drums maybe just a bit of shuffle, the steppness isn't too bad imo
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    spanks bruv
     
  14. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    oh by the by, its not an octave change... thats an audio illusion! just a different wave!

    what i cant decide is if to keep the drums minimal or hench em out and go steppy!?
     
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    i don't really feel comfortable giving you criticism man... so i'm just gonna go ahead and say: big fucking bass. it makes my stomach turn. n1
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    bump... tried working on these drums last night, went for a minimal jungle vibe, but im still not feeling it! sooooo, whatcha saying steppy and hench or minimal and sparse?
     
  17. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    bass is sounding big man likin that
    i quite the drums the way they are now quite simple an bits of perc here an there
    likin all the fx an eery bits sounds cool
    overall soundin good mate but i recon it need a few more bits to keep me interested or some kind of switchup maybe?? i dunno:teeth:
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    lol, safe man... any tips on making good minimal drums for jump up?
     
  19. Dj Jammin

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    Like this! Atmosphere is real nice man!!
     
  20. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    bosh... re-worked the drums quite a bit since the last time i posted... lemme know what you think!?

    on the second drop, i have the stuttery break playing a full on 2 bar loop of breakage... jungalistical like (y)