Drum & Bass why 172?

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  1. Rewound

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    People say theres a unique swing at 172 but i dont hear it, why write at 172 bpm?
     
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    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.
     
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    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,
     
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    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
     
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    Whenever I'm on the swings at the park I produce at 172 SPM.

    Sperm Per Minute
     
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    Holy crap, batman!
     
  7. skepsisdnb

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    triplets
     
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  10. fanu

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    165! ;)

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

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    Few helpful replies thnx
     
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    Which has no correlation to my previous post.