Shuffle arrangements

Discussion in 'Production' started by mistasfx, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    I'll be honest, im not that creative when it comes to shuffles in my tunes and find myself hitting a brick wall when it comes to arranging my hats etc

    All i seem to do is follow ya bog standard swing or 2 step arrangement ( as on the simon v website ) so do anyone care to share some their shuffle arrangements out to help a brother out?
     
  2. Dubsta

    Dubsta Well-Known Member

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    i struggle with the exact same thing....i'll keep an eye on this thread.....althoug if you take a listen to my track "millie-rose"..on soundclud link below i had a sort of shuffle on the amen breaks before the drops......just used a standard amen edit and added a filter, it sort of worked for that track anyway,.....but would like to learn to do them myself
     
  3. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    yeah i can always layer amen breaks but i like to do my own arrangements. im just bored doin the same old same old arrangements but cant seem to be creative enough to make my own more adventurous ones
     
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    use something like livecut or beatrepeat to automatically chop and rearrange your beat. Just start tweaking the knobs and record the output. Then go back through it and carefully pick out the very best bits and you should have some new ideas and material.

    You might also find that taking a boring old amen beat by itself can get a whole new lease of life if you put in a variation of it in bar two. So, bar one is a regular amen arrangement, bar two a variation, bar three the amen, bar four another variation. Then loop that. You can get a soft of call-and-response happening which keeps stuff interesting.

    Also, listen to more Jungle. The drum arrangements are often far more interesting and challenging than dnb, which is basically Bass these days with a drumtrack that's as interesting as a metronome.
     
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    I"m trying to eq every element on a seperate channel. Also putting every element in the pianoroll, and playing with the cutoff and res., and velocity, gives me more a certain flow to the break.
     
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