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Beat Dissected - Attack Magazine. Drum programming - The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums. Programming Drums: 8 Tips for Better Beats. The Theory of Drum Programming. This article was originally published in 2004 PrefaceTools of the tradeThe basics of Beats Functional elements of the beat Primary and secondary hits Kicks Snares Rides Auxiliary and other hitsFeelAchieving RealismAchieving “Fake-ism” (or, Fun things to try)TimbresKick soundsSnare soundsHiHatsCymbalsDrum machines of noteAuxiliary percussionTips and other items of noteAppendix: resources on the web If you’ve found this article helpful, please make a small $2 donation via paypal by clicking the button.

The Theory of Drum Programming

Donation is optional, but very appreciated. It’s not much and it takes only a moment. Thanks for your help! Electronic Music Theory: 8 Rhythmic Devices You Should Know (Polyrhythm, Syncopation +) In my previous post, I wrote about the primary elements of drum beats: measured time, drum sound selection, and the observable phenomenon of 2s and 3s.

Electronic Music Theory: 8 Rhythmic Devices You Should Know (Polyrhythm, Syncopation +)

Truth be told I wrote that article to get you thinking about rhythm in a different way so I could follow it with this article. I will go over some rhythmic devices that I’ve picked up over the years from working with drummers and percussionists in a variety of live performance and studio recording situations. Being that this is a series dedicated to how music works (music theory), it is appropriate to include some examples of recorded music that utilizes these techniques, which I will do for you below. Once you’ve internalized these concepts and can recognize their idiosyncratic sounds, you’ll start hearing them all over the place.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using the comment section down below. BigKick: Some Kick Drum Theory. Kick drums are one of the loudest sounds in most electronic music (competing with the snare drum for that honour in some break-beat styles).

BigKick: Some Kick Drum Theory

A good kick drum can make the difference between a track that sounds just okay and one that provides hours of orgasmic listening pleasure. So I, and many other producers I know have spent hours trying to find just the right sound. This document is optional reading: but it’ll help you make intelligent decisions and help you understand why some features are in the synth and why others have been omitted. Dubstep for Beginners - Part 1: The Drums. With three equally important focal points, this tutorial series will initiate you each of these areas of dubstep and how to start producing your own grooves.

Dubstep for Beginners - Part 1: The Drums

This first tutorial will focus around the drum beats and what makes the dubstep beats unique. Get ready for some head nodding grooves! Introducing Dubstep Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock for the last few years you probably have heard dubstep — whether you were aware of it or not. Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music known for its head nodding beats, dark atmosphere, and ear shaking bass. While originating in the UK, dubstep can be found all across the globe today and is becoming a popular form of remix for main stream radio and clubs in the United States (who always seems to lag behind the times with electronic music).

Setting Up Our Project Like most genres, dubstep has certain conventions. Now you may be wondering why we set our project to 140 BPM but our kick and snare are on beats one and three. LES 150 PLUS GRANDS BEATS HIP-HOP DE TOUS LES TEMPS. Hip-Hop 4 Life te dévoile ses « 150 PLUS GRANDS BEATS HIP-HOP DE TOUS LES TEMPS », une liste faite par un véritable passionné – MOI – qui va passer en revue l’ensemble de la culture Hip-Hop – Non, Ant et Kno ne passent pas en radio mais ça ne les empêchent pas de faire partie des meilleurs beatmakers du game -.

LES 150 PLUS GRANDS BEATS HIP-HOP DE TOUS LES TEMPS

Ne vous étonnez donc pas de croiser des morceaux indés, le site n’ayant pas encore été corrompu par l’appât du gain – pas encore assez de visiteurs mais ça va venir ! -. Je t’offre 10 ans de culture Hip-Hop sur un plateau d’argent donc sois reconnaissant, dis merci à Papa, lâche un com’ et fais tourner le site à ceux qui aiment la bonne musique. Il y a quelques semaines, Complex lâchait son classement "The 100 Greatests Hip-Hop Beats of All Time", une liste faite par des journalistes octogénaires restés coincés dans les années 80 et citant BMF dans les meilleurs beats du 21ème siècle... Bien sûr la playlist associée est à kiffer ICI. Collection Of Algorithmic Music Research Papers. Here is a Collection of 29 research papers on algorithmic music and conceptual design theory.

Collection Of Algorithmic Music Research Papers

All these papers can be found freely on google but I thought a single resource collection would be valuable to though wanting to read more on the subject.. If have any Papers on this or similar topic and like them shared here please contact me and I be more that willing to share them with others. The Distance Geometry of Music Open Designs for Computer-Aided Algorithmic Music Composition Algorithmic prediction of music complexity judgements by Sebastian Streich, Perfecto Herrera Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain Extra-Music(ologic)al Models for Algorithmic Composition. by A.C.Eldridge Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music by Michael Edwards at the Reader in Music Technology School of Arts, Culture and Environment, University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK.

Digital Music Programming II: Markov Chains. This lab presents a Max external object which manages a first order Markov chain of MIDI pitch-class transitions.

Digital Music Programming II: Markov Chains

Markov chains describe how to get from one event to another. If you have three events A, B, and C which can come in any order, a Markov chain describes the probability of what the next note will be. The following table demonstrates a first-order Markov chain. There are three possible states be at. Either the current note is A, B, or C. Effective Drum Programming, Part 1. Technique : Sequencing & MIDI Controllers PART 1: If you're after a great rhythm section, these days it's very easy to whip a fabulous loop off a CD or nick a great groove from a MIDI file disk.

Effective Drum Programming, Part 1

But an inside knowledge of how and why drum patterns work can help make you a better musician and get your rhythm sections really working. NICHOLAS ROWLAND - well, he got rhythm... This is the first article in a four-part series. Read Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. How To Make Beats - The Best Guide Online - FREE!! The Best Beat Making Guide Online.

How To Make Beats - The Best Guide Online - FREE!!