Anyone know the origins of reggaeton drum sounds?

reggaetonero15

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this is a subject that has stumped me. what kind of instruments were used in drum loop recordings? or were they made with drum synthesizers? or were they sampled from vinyl discs? how were the common drum loops that we commonly hear today made?

someone please clear me up on this subject. i am just looking for some knowledge about the reggaeton genre.
 

br0kebusta

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Yeh, I asked about this in another thread.

br0kebusta said:
All you need to know is 3-3-2. Wherever your making Reggaeton, Dancehall or Soca... 3-3-2.

But yo, I need some information too... I mostly familiar with Hip-Hop, so I don't know much about Reggaeton samples. From where do they come from? Are they sampled from old vinyls? I know that in Hip-Hop, they mostly get them from old Jazz and Funk records, or from drum machines such as the 808... and used the MPC60 to get that phat sound.

Is there a piece of equipment that is widely used by Reggaeton producers to get a certain sound? And/or Dancehall producers and/or Soca producers?

I already have .wav samples recorded from the 808 and the MPC60 but most of them don't match that Caribbean flavour...
I wanted to know this because I feel that knowing this would help expand Reggaeton. If it always uses the same sounds, it will die.

Anyways look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A9zbn4Ucn8

Dope article: http://riddimmethod.net/?p=62
 
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Dj Maranello

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br0kebusta said:
Yeh, I asked about this in another thread.


I wanted to know this because I feel that knowing this would help expand Reggaeton. If it always uses the same sounds, it will die.

Anyways look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A9zbn4Ucn8

Dope article: http://riddimmethod.net/?p=62
No offense, but if they are any reggaeton producers complaining that it sounds the same then why don't they create some new rhythms, if somebody could create the ones that are used some much, somebody can create new rhythms, and hey i should do it too.
 

br0kebusta

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Dj Maranello said:
No offense, but if they are any reggaeton producers complaining that it sounds the same then why don't they create some new rhythms, if somebody could create the ones that are used some much, somebody can create new rhythms, and hey i should do it too.
That's why I got interested in Reggaeton in the first place. I'm really a Hip-Hop head. I decided that instead of complaining and whatever, that I should try and make a reggaeton beat myself and see how it goes.
 

nigiano

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I might do reggae and reggaton. I dig dubplates too. Yeah just need to get mi riddims down right .
 

elchamo

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no1 has answered the original question in this post... one thing is the origins of the drum "pattern", but wat he wants to know is wat drummachine or percussion is used to create the reggaeton drum sounds. is it an 808? is it a regular drumset compressed and EQd?
wat percussion did dey use to make this drum pattern?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-av7F1JBmj4
 

Dj Maranello

Hijo de Cristo
I heard Bobby Dixon created the rhythm that is used in the song "Dembow" which is the main rhythm of reggaeton, and from what i know, it was said that the rhythm is digital so it may have been made from a drum machine but i'm not sure. Would be interesting if those rhythms were sampled from real drums though
 
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reggaetonero15

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it's definitely not an 808, but that beat in "dem bow", is it really digital?! it sounds like a normal drum set to me. i would have never figured, it sounded like a real drummer playing drums. the reason why i suspect that some reggaeton sounds are recorded off real instruments is because if you have a "dembow filtrao" loop somewhere in your library, it sounds like you could actually make it with some kind of special instruments, plus if you closely listen to it, you can hear that timbal sound decay like it was recorded with microphone or something.
 
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Dj Maranello

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I like the rhythms in reggaeton though, even though they are digitally sequenced, they sound like they could be natural drums, but i don't know. So yeah i wonder where they originally come from. But i don't know.
 

EpiseMusic

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if you guys use reason i got a dope Reggaeton Sample pack ..download it free on my blog EpiseMusic.blogspot
 

djrecord09

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the secret for reggaeton sounds are:

the snares are acoustic processed with phaser effect

the kick are a synthetic kick , you can find in fl studio a preset for the drum synthetizer very similar to the first kick used in the pattern dembow, it have a down tune curve, similar to tom sound.

the timbal its a etnic sound probably tuned hight. The palito sound the same. The problem is find what are the sounds instruments.

the hithat short and compact, you cn use any with this caracteristics. I have a complete site dedicted to the reggaeton production, but in spanish. http://reggaetonsamples.com/
 
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DigitalKillaz

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I know zero about reggaeton but i think there is some confusion here between drum sounds and drum patterns... a quick (very quick) youtube search for reggaeton and everything is using that same pattern... I have no idea about the origins of reggaeton... but that beat didnt start with dem bow (shabba ranks)...

that pattern (and the other close variations) take about 30 seconds to work out on a sequencer but need a bit of imagination and work to make interesting or entertaining...

the origins are latin / caribbean...

i know a thing or 2 about dancehall... they will use a mixture of real drums and synthetic... played with sublime timing and great reserve / understatement...

they use those patterns in soulful house also...
 
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Jfizzle345

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The real original starting point of the "dembow" is a Panamanian/Jamaican collaboration

also you can in essence create a dembow out of various drum sounds
 
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