Structure for a DNB Track

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  1. Taze

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    was wandering how many bars each section should normally be when making a tune?
     
  2. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    16. Bring in a variation every 8.
     
  3. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    Listen to your favourite tracks and you'll figure it out
     
  4. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    This is music. Music is art. Art is structureless. In other words: YOU decide what structure you'll use. A 16bar intro? a 32bar intro? a 48bar intro? It's up to you. Just keep in mind that human ears are most accustumed with 2X bar sections, so for a more "ear friendly" structure, the perfect spot is to use 4 bar, 8 bar, 16 bar, 32 bar, 64 bar and so on.

    As Mania said, listen to your favorite artists songs, and count the bars, write it down and there you go.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^ Easier to slap said tune into your DAW and set markers for the structure
     
  6. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    True that. But, FOR ME, if I don't write down things, I'll forget in no time!
     
  7. sam the dnb man

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    Best advice I've seen on here is placing your snare on the 5th beat of a bar. Crazy technical ability is required though :teeth:
     
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    This.

    Put any tune you're into in a sequencer and see when the drops and breakdowns are.
     
  9. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    what
     
  10. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I've seen this kind of beat before. It gives a broken deliciousness to the track, when properly applied, of course.

    I'm, on my free time, trying to put a prog-rock/metal kind of beat into a Dnb. You know, like putting Mike Portnoy's drum lines on it. Pretty hard to make it sound good, though.
     
  11. Dugg Funnie

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    I've been drumming for a while, and if you're going, you NEED to focus on the relationship between the kick and the snare, and the melodic movements absolutely MUST coincide with that groove.
     
  12. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    What I find most difficult is to fit a, for example, 6/8 time signature pattern into a common time pattern.
     
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    this is a sure way to get HUGE in Estiona!