Drum & Bass That rolling feeling

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:
 

horace111

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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 :)
 

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:
 
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