Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By bandcoach
  • 1 Post By Jay-Premier

Thread: Working on Drums

  1. #1
    cheddarboi is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    39

    Working on Drums

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Sup guys i would like to know how i can advance in my drum arrangement,my drums sounds a too amateur and this really frustrates me when i see videos where they have like 15 drums in one beat but i can only go with only four using a kick,hi-hat,snare and clap.I be thinking maybe i dont have that good drum kits.I need advice on drums and yea i use fl studio 10.Thankz

  2. #2
    Jay-Premier's Avatar
    Jay-Premier is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Astral Plane
    Posts
    55
    bongos, congos, or any percussion instrument. I normally just play around with creating drums until my light bub turns on.
    https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul&g=bb">https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul&g=bb" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"> https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul">https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul My latest.

  3. #3
    bandcoach's Avatar
    bandcoach is online now Zukatoku - Mod Scientist
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    15,098
    So, first, you need to take things one step at a time.

    lay down your kick, your snare and your hats.

    Add your crash cymbals and ride cymbals where you think they will work

    Add fills from toms

    Now think of other percussion to use. the key to adding additional percussion is that it does not need to be sounding all the time nor does it need to play the same insistent pattern all the time - you can mix it up to provide contrast:

    Shakers: maracas, shekere, eggs,

    Scrapers: guiro, merengue shaker/guiro

    Cowbells: cowbell, agogo bells

    Tambourine

    Congas: different sizes and usually have different roles

    Bongos

    Timbales - a drum and cowbell set where playing the shell is as important as playing the head of the drum

    Many more besides

    Do some research into perucssion instruments and the normal rhythms and patterns associated with them in different styles

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Premier View Post
    bongos, congos, or any percussion instrument. I normally just play around with creating drums until my light bub turns on.
    Congo is a part of the name of a few countries in Africa, as well as a river system in the same region. The conga is a type of drum from South America
    likes this.
    BC: I've been making music since Before Computers were common in music
    Abnormal thoughts and insights available here
    Tutorials and other ideas available here
    My SoundCloud

  4. #4
    Jay-Premier's Avatar
    Jay-Premier is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Astral Plane
    Posts
    55
    Ah right.
    likes this.
    https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul&g=bb">https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul&g=bb" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"> https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul">https://soundcloud.com/jay-premier/just-for-the-soul My latest.

  5. #5
    BeatGenerals is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,505
    You can make great drum tracks with just the simple things you mentioned, just work on layering and not repeating the same pattern over and over again. Learn about drops, transitions and breaks and youll see how much they can make a difference.

    High Quality FL Studio Tutorials

    http://www.beatgenerals.com

  6. #6
    quintillion is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    134
    As BeatGenerals said, adding more and more instruments does not always work in your favor. Some of the best beats in the industry use just the kick snare and hi hat. Delve deeper into what you can do with a super simple kick snare, kick snare. Figure out the essential nature of the beat you want, then add some little flourishes for variety.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NEWARK
    Posts
    3,490
    get some drum kits and layer your sounds.. thats all it takes..
    PRODUCED FOR SOULJA BOY/HONEY COCAINE/LIL B BEATS > http://www.youtube.com/user/CocaineAudi0 TWITTER =@SlurRty

  8. #8
    JasonMorin is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    21
    Here are some free (real) drums : drumsamples.ca http://www.drumsamples.ca/
    Last edited by JasonMorin; 03-06-2013 at 05:53 PM.
    Customer service: service@amplesound.net
    Technical service: tech@amplesound.net

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Special 93% Offer

Got beats? Samples? Mixing and mastering services? Get a head start with this 93% OFF special offer!