Whats your ideal bpm for producing drum & bass?

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  1. HyperonDnb

    HyperonDnb Member

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    So whats everyones ideal bpm for producing dnb? not DJing though as it can vary, personally i like to produce mostly at 175, i use 174 for liquid, dont know why but it just seems right for me, how about you?
     
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    170, never above. its too fast above that. 165 if im feeling like challenging the sytsem
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    i suppose 173 is my favorite, but anything between 160-180, depends on the vibe and sound i'm going for, neuro i tend to write around 160-168, liquidtech 170-175, liquid upto 178, i dont do much above that speed, but if i do its usualy a bit mental, trash-dnb experimental shit
     
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    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    from about 170 to 178 id say
    have done some at 168 etc but not normally
    175 - 176 most the time for jump up
    170 - 174 for liquid
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Yeah it all varies from style to style and person to person really.

    As a rule, I generally write my liquid tech stuff between 170 - 175 (Quite liking 172 at the minute) and my minimal stuff is bang on 170bpm
     
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    nice guys! i think its weird how a song can sound very different by changing the bpm by one sometimes!
     
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    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    between 175-180 for me
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    When I decide to make dnb I usually go for somewhere in the range of 168 - 174. Usually starting the track at 170 and changing then trying out different speeds to see what works better.
     
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    djad leo the lion

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    Whenever i used to start a project it was always 174.. Just seem right to me..
     
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    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    between 170-175

    mostly 174 though
     
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    im hoping someone comes out with, yeah i produce dnb at 200bpm!! crazyyy haha
     
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    We don't wanna give our secrets away...
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    i've tried a few things at 200-210, didnt work tho, not really a fan of the gabba sound, but that hits 300bpm sumtimes, fukin crazy speed fiends
     
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    My perfect point is either 158 or 168. I tend to produce easier tracks wich are usually a bit slower. But even on a harder kicking track i wouldnt go over 170
     
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    it's a rare day if i go above 170. sweet spot always feels like 164. a near opposite of what i was doing 5/6 years ago in the 230 - 270 range :lol:
     
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    My default project tempo is 173 and it's amazing how often I never change it haha.
     
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    Simply D. Polysonic

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    170-175. never more, maybe less.
     
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    if your a lazy dj you can do a whole autonomic set without touching the faders cause its all 170/85. all noisias tunes are at 172, break at 174. It doesnt really matter as sometimes breaks give the impression of a faster tune when its slower by a bpm or 2, paradox's beats come to mind especially.
    i love playing with 85 cause you still get all the same rhythmic variations at 170. got some good results making more experimental stuff at 340 too
     
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    i go for around 180

    but i do like to slow it somtimes .