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    How can i sample a song with drums?

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    Hi , im asking for techniques to sample songs with drums .

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    Put the chops with your kick and snare in the usual place and layer over them.

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    If there's already drums in the sample, there's only so much you can do.
    -Layer your own drums on top in the same pattern so it doesnt conflict.
    -Try using EQ and filters to quiet the originals as much as possible.
    -Chop the sample or flip it to get around the drum hits.

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    Along with the previous posts -
    Think of using the drums (in the sample) in a different "rhythmic" way. Try to make the drums in the sample "supplement" your drums.
    This works for me, especially after layering and EQ-ing.
    The way you flip (style) and what you focus on in the sample slices (chops), are two important factors.
    Experiment with various flip patterns.

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    Well it depends. Layering is not always a good idea. Many times you can just take the sample as it is and leave the drums intact as they are. Madlib does this all the time and just boosts up the low end. Drums don't always have to be super loud. It depends on the vibe of the song. Some samples sound good with layered drums but other times it will just make the beat sound really messy and bad. Its not about how much effort you go to with the sample but how it actually sounds. If your sampling artists who have dope music then chances are they made a good creative decision when they recorded the song so you gotta' be careful not to overcook it.
    Last edited by samarai sam; 07-30-2019 at 03:52 PM.

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    chop the sample up so that the kicks and snares line up to your own drums
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    Quote Originally Posted by samarai sam View Post
    Drums don't always have to be super loud.
    BOOOOOOooooo.....

    Just kidding, but really I love loud drums.
    Hit me up on Facebook! Producer album on Spotify and Bandcamp if you want to check it out.

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    just to reiterate what everyone basically already said... when i sample something that has drums in it.. i try to sequence the sample in a way that the drums are still on beat... and then i layer my own drums on top of it, but i tend to try to mix in a way that even when i layer my drums, it all still sounds like the same sample.. just the way i do things

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