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18-Oct-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

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242 - Make interesting Drum Patterns        

From: Grant Nelson
Email: grant@wyze.com
Date: 12-Oct-02


Ok this is a bit of a hit 'n' miss exercise but well worth trying a few times until something sticks. Are you bored with the same old Hat, Kick, Snare patterns? If you've been making the same kind of music for a while your drum programming can become a little repetitive & stale. Try this to spice it back up.

1)Set up a couple of basic elements for your drum track, maybe a kick and an offbeat hi-hat.

2)Open up a track to record your snare pattern.

3)Put your sequencer into record mode.

4)Turn off all your monitors / headphones. So nothing is audible. This includes the metronome click coming from your computer.

5)Start recording in a 4 or 8 bar loop.

6)Leave the studio / room.

7)When you are confident you have no concept of the timing of the track, re enter the studio and without looking at the screen start wacking in a few snare hits from your keyboard or whatever input device you are using.

8)Let it cycle a few times. Bring on the noise and listen to your newly recorded masterpiece.

Like I said at the start of this piece, it won't always work but when It does you will find that you drop parts where you normally wouldn't and it can create some very interesting patterns.


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