Drum & Bass why 172?

Discussion in 'Production' started by Rewound, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Rewound

    Rewound Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2015
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    11
    People say theres a unique swing at 172 but i dont hear it, why write at 172 bpm?
     
  2. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,090
    Likes Received:
    887
    Location:
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Because it's a fancy number. There are no rules. Dnb can be done from as low as 150bpm to as high as 180bpm. Less than the first it becomes more dubstep/electro/garage thing. More than the second it becomes Hardcore/breakcore/IDM.
     
  3. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,165
    Likes Received:
    952
    Location:
    TUT' MINES
    There is no unique 'swing' to DnB when you produce it at 172 bpm!

    The swing comes from producing the track not the bpm it is set to,
     
    sam the dnb man and Dannyboy93 like this.
  4. Dannyboy93

    Dannyboy93 EL CAPITAIN

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,878
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    CROYDON
    This

    at the end of day it is the song that defines the swing, not the BPM, however I do like producing at 172 when trying to do write rollers, but that's just personal preference more than anything
     
  5. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    562
    Location:
    Feltham
    Whenever I'm on the swings at the park I produce at 172 SPM.

    Sperm Per Minute
     
  6. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,090
    Likes Received:
    887
    Location:
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Holy crap, batman!
     
  7. skepsisdnb

    skepsisdnb Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2015
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    4
    i do it because certain things just sound better to me a bit slower idk all my liquids at 172 all my tech and stuff is 174 176 but it could just be because i'm stoned who knows o_O
     
  8. Know One

    Know One Living A Lie

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    That Big Country Everyone Hates
    172 definitely seems to be the new 174. I find a lotta new neuro tracks are coming out at 172 recently. Most DJ's seem to play them faster though anyway.
     
  9. Bongitron420

    Bongitron420 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    E Town
    triplets
     
    Rewound likes this.
  10. fanu

    fanu Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    120
    165! ;)

    Swing has nothing to do with BPM – although I find the faster you go, the harder it is to do any swing.
     
    Rewound likes this.
  11. Rewound

    Rewound Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2015
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    11
    Few helpful replies thnx
     
  12. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    562
    Location:
    Feltham
    They call me Don Cheadle...


    Which has no correlation to my previous post.