How to Create Drum and Bass Tracks with Loops

Drum beats

Summary

Drums and bass loops can help you create a bang with some simple techniques. You can easily create your own track with loops. Gone are the times when real musicians created masterpieces after hours of efforts while working in large recording studios. With the latest software and sound techniques, creating melodies or symphonies like Mozart is just a matter of few clicks and clacks.     

Body

Before creating your own drum and bass track with loops it is important that you understand compression and distortion that is produced with right kicks and snares. You should have complete idea about the highs and lows that shape up the rhythmic section of a track. Understand where the breaks are needed and how a right tempo is maintained for a good sound track.

 

Choosing the Right Sample

Selection of the right sample with percussive effects and appropriate kick samples is very important. For this you can have kick samples fused with rhythmic patterns that can be easily managed with good software.

Layering the Samples

Layering the chopped beats and adding appropriate end points, kicks to the sample, creating a track with loops and a right tempo becomes a real ease. You need to have top kicks for higher frequencies and all the low frequencies will get distributed with the low kicks. Layer the two samples together till you have a rhythmic pattern.

Adding the Effects

Effects like flanging or pitch shifting can add more sense of beats and an overpowering rhythm to the drum track. This step can be done with a separate channel or synthesized sub kicker that allows more controls while mixing the beats. Make the track and beats go in a rhythmic pattern where the music is mainly restricted to the drum and bass loops.       

Processing the Track                                                     

Once you are done with your samples and are prepared with layered effects, it’s time for the processing. Compression with suiting frequencies and distortions can be quite helpful during the whole process.       

Using heavy compression

If you are trying to create fat heavy break beats, it’s common to come across overpowering beats as soon as the big kick drum beat is triggered. Such sounds can be put into a separate channel with its own compression. You can enhance the kick drum by beefing it up with a layered channel. When doing this never let the volume go too loud – there should be enough space for the sub-bass and beat.

Creating a complex rhythm track

Creating a complex rhythm track is possible using layered re-programmed breakbeats. The process is sure trickier, which means that layering to make the sound still sound cohesive rather than different parts is not going to be as easy too. To achieve it you must have accurately programmed drums. In addition, having cymbals and hihats in some regions may be equally helpful.

Liquid Funk Moments and Wave Leads

The two most in things today are liquid funk moments and wave lead. While liquid funk can be created using a sine or a triangle waves low-pass, wave lead is easier to create with the help of short attack release envelop. To make things more interesting, add some glide and create little nasty lead noises.

Author Bio:-

I am Ryan Gruss loves to play with music. I am in this industry from many years. I am continuously serving my customers all over the world with the music loops. I create Percussion loops and with different varieties and have gained very good fame and name of my organization Thelooploft. I love writing also and I write blogs and articles related to music.

January 17, 2014 by Ryan Gruss
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