Drum & Bass The real rolling dnb beat

Discussion in 'Production' started by windowkill1, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey everyone, fairly new to producing, I've been taking a break but recently got back into it. I'm starting to learn things bit by bit now (get the drums mastered, sounds, mixing)..
    Unfortunately I have no MIDI stuff/equipment but I do have some alright speakers and headphones so that's all I need. (as well as a laptop, obviously). Because I'm quite young, only 15 :/ so I don't have the money to buy this stuff haha.

    ANYWAY I'll get straight to the point now, I want to aim for the rolling dnb beat kinda thing with, what I believe you call, ghost notes? in the middle of the 2 kick and snares break. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1MgZ5lyZIU <-- Kinda like this one... just without the continuous close kick and snare thing because I'm wanting to use a standard dnb beat.

    I think I've cracked it but I'm just not getting the sound I want, it could be the samples I'm using (but I'm getting vengeance sound packs soon, I heard they were good), so I was wondering, what are people's techniques to get the cool rolling hi-hats/light snares and what they use?

    Thanks, I love this forum and can't wait to get stuck into some producing! :)
     
  2. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Near the Lake District
  3. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright sorry about posting the same thing again, but thanks for leading me in the right direction :)
     
  4. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Try adding some light delay to your hats too, helps give it that shuffle effect
     
  5. Structure4

    Structure4 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    1
    Shuffles after the snares from old funk breaks is a winner.
     
  6. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the tips guys! But how do you do the shuffling/delaying using Reason 5 on the ReDrum computer? Can't seem to find much on it, sorry if I'm being a really bad noob :(
     
  7. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Near the Lake District
    the shuffle is just essentially 2 or 3 fast hits that roll onto the next snare or whatever
     
  8. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    You mean fast hits that go like

    hihat light snare hi hat lightsnare
    or
    hihathihathihat?

    or could you use both without it sounding bad?
     
  9. vexx

    vexx Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah man you can use either... just got to make sure the samples compliment each other!
     
  10. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Near the Lake District
  11. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright looks good thanks guys! I'll get straight into the asap!
     
  12. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,087
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    NZ
    +1
     
  13. rewerx

    rewerx Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brighton
    Try just adding a high passed drum break, to the mix, this will give you basis for your ghost notes and fill out the top end a bit. Also add a compressor to the break and side chain to the kick drum, this should add a bit more rolling movement to it.
     
  14. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada