Drum & Bass That rolling feeling

Discussion in 'Production' started by Ran, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Ran

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    Hi, i m conming here with what must be a basic question but let's try :

    Here is a good old track from Futur Ingeneers :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgM7odEEG2s

    What do you call the instrument that first comes with a few hits at 00:06 and really starts to roll from 00:48 ?
    This is something i often hear coming just before the second kick drum hit and makes the drum pattern really ... flowing in a lot of DNB tracks, especially the jazzy ones. ( sorry my english vocabulary is poor, not a native speaker).

    I also love the way (haha) AI used it on Switch On : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ThhFQqI0dY

    Is that a snare ? Sounds like it s coming from a different break sample that the main beat but not really sure. I kinda succeed to recreate a similar sound with a snare (midi) but it didn t get that great organic feeling.

    Help Orz :banana:
     
  2. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Try playing with rim shots and shuffle sounds in your sequence. Plenty of decent packs around.
     
  3. horace111

    horace111 My name is Jago (HYQXYZ)

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    It's called a ghost snare. it's actually (in real drumming) a note that the drummer plays on the snare drum , but more silent than the other ones. This can create a shuffle feel that is , as you said, very important for the 'rolling' of your track. If you want such a sample, try sampling some classics breaks or look for sample packs that feature ghost-snares. (They might be named 'shuffles' in the pack). As for creating one yourself, you could try but it's really hard to get the same feel starting from a regular snare :)
     
  4. Ran

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    Thanks Guys, Deeply appreciated !
    I 'm going to work on shuffles tonight then :)

    I m not a drum player myself so i will stick to sample for now :drunk:
     
  5. Ran

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