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creating awesome grooving drums
Old 23rd September 2012
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creating awesome grooving drums

I feel like awesome drums are really lacking in my mixes, like you know when you hear the perfect kick/hat/snare loop and makes you just want to move.

Besides layering, PLEASE help me out with creating great drums in house....

Does the kick stay quantized? What elements (hat, clap etc) do you throw off grid?


To clarify, I am specifically talking about more electro house with BPM 128-130. Kick hat snare pattern ya know (like Tiesto- Cmon- example of sexy drums that make you wanna JUMP!)

lets talk drums!


Much love
Old 23rd September 2012
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Play drums by hand with the metronome off. Record the bassline first so it follows that. it will end up funkier. Don't quantize 16ths, just record it right the first time. House is much more natural. There are a lot of tips, like layering and quantizing, that can be distracting. The purpose of drums is only to keep the time/groove.
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