Yo, im trying to understand how to get a good groove.
Beforehand i used Ableton, which had a MPC Groove template for the MPC60, which was working okay - even though sometimes it ended up a mess and i had to start over with a new beat - not knowing anything about groove except for feeling it, when playing my favorite hip hop tracks. My experience and knowledge told me, that quantizing everything srtaight 1/16 and then applying for instance 58% MPC60 1/16th swing was what you did, with everything to get a groove going. Well, im not so sure about that more..
Now, i've moved over to working with an iMac and Logic, these new templates for groove were suddently called A, B, C, D etc. - had no clue what to do, so i just tried them all, but none seemed to give my drums a good groove using the same approach as in ableton. So started quantizing everything 1/16th on 85% and that worked for a while, but still not the results i wanted. So i started experimenting with quantizing 85% 1/32 - that seemed better, sometimes... I was/am confused so started looking up on several sides about getting a groove etc. but the info is pretty limited i think ? all i could make out, was that there 3 types of holdning a beat. Before the beat, on the beat, and behind the beat. But is this for the whole song, or just some elements does this, some does that ? - a few people wrote the snare would often be a little before the beat, and kick a little behind. Others said the snare would always be behind the beat and the kick on the beat ? Im confused...
Where do 'normally' in hip hop put your kick drum ? snare ? hihat ? rest of the percussions - bass ? and finally the rest of the instruments to get what ive seen called "The Pocket"
Please enlighten me or point me in direction of enlightment !! Peace.
P The Tech