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Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how to recreate them in any DAW. Just copy our grid in your own software to recreate the loop.

Spec

Tempo

120-125

Swing

50-60

Sounds

classic analogue hits

Step 1

Start by laying down a basic four-to-the-floor kick drum. Use a kick sound with some nice mid-range content (we will lay a lower 808-style kick beneath this later in the process).


Step 2

Next in is the off-beat clap. Something tight, clean and rounded.


Step 3

Now for the hats: this is a standard open hi-hat off-beat pattern with a closed hi-hat adding some shuffle to the groove on the 8th and 16th divisions.


Step 4

Now for the bounce. in the final step select a deep, raw 808 bass drum sample, or even a toned low sine wave. Increase its attack envelope for added bite (or decrease it for a looser, lazier groove). Roll away the highs so that it sits comfortably alongside the kick drum from Step 1.

26th June, 2012

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