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Sirius from Seoul, South Korea on 2001-07-09 20:32 [#00013506]

im just trying to make a cool beat, now,
and hit a snag becuase i have no creative
ideas to make a beat damnit!! anybody
know how to create it currently?anybody
have sample loops or source or
something? arrr please please help me,
if somebody know the answer email me
please, im really carewornnnn


dingle berry from on a small plastic chair breathing fire on 2001-07-09 20:36 [#00013510]

what equipment do you have 1st


Sirius from Seoul, South Korea on 2001-07-09 20:46 [#00013515]

i have a simple recording system
with pc, electronic piano, module, effects
and some acoustic instruments
i mean i just need more beat source to make something..well
i might be incompetent;;


hevquip from an egren's coffee shop on 2001-07-09 21:12 [#00013520]

i usually start with something simple like for an example
(this might not sound good in actuality because it's
something i just thought up) 3/4, 5/4, 3/4, 5/4, etc. timing
at a 1/64 note placement thingy meaning in a beat, it is
divided up into 16 parts to place your notes in (that would
be at 00/96, 06/96, 08/96, 16/96, so forth, each increasing
by 8 . so that would look like (i think)for 3/4 beat then a
5/4 beat:

note plays at 72/96 of first part
note plays at 00/96 of third part
note plays at 72/96 of fourth part
note plays at 00/96 of sixth part

i then throw other notes in those steps of that pattern and
also put in a bunch that are real close to each other. it
sounds autechreish usually, but good. i also use a drum
machine and not a computer, so i dont know how you'd go
about doing this with software.


hevquip from an egren's coffee shop on 2001-07-09 21:13 [#00013521]

i hope i confused you all


hevquip from an egren's coffee shop on 2001-07-09 21:14 [#00013522]

i have trouble making the beat as the last thing. for me it
is usually the first, then i create everything else around
the beat.


The Grey Gentleman from Eugene, OR on 2001-07-09 21:16 [#00013523]

Sample loops are lame. Buy a pair of drum sticks and carry
them around with you, and drum out stuff, maybe something
from your head, or from your favourite songs.

Use one hand for snare, one for bass...

Just do beats for a while, til you get the hang of it, and
get the feeling of it all, and then begin quantizing it. IE:
Start doing the metrinome thing and breaking the beats down
into components of time.

Or, you could just make your own samples of yourself
drumming your sticks, and apply effects to suit.

Drum loop samples are getting old, though, please don't.


hevquip from an egren's coffee shop on 2001-07-09 21:19 [#00013524]

also try doing beats in real time. it's much easier to get
something that sounds good and you dont get frustrated
trying to program them in step time.


hevquip from an egren's coffee shop on 2001-07-09 21:30 [#00013526]

not that it matters too much, but my pattern was wrong. beat
wise it's 3/4,5/4,7/4,5/4. it would actually be:

72/96 of first part
00/96 of third part
72/96 of third part
00/96 of fifth part


Sirius from Seoul, South Korea on 2001-07-09 22:14 [#00013538]

thank you mates :)
i got ur songs, grey, that was really nice
(i wonder your sound system)

and i have no drum machine hevquip
but i'll try it with my softwares thanks


YADNEVAH on 2001-07-09 23:49 [#00013548]



M m M m on 2001-07-10 08:47 [#00013631]

Just remember it's about patterns. Symmetry is another word.
Remember that time is a one dimensional line. Put something
on this line and do any of the possible geometric
alterations for 1 dimension (slide it along the line, flip
it) voila! A masterpiece that sounds like vanilla ice.


Springymajig from New Zealand ( on 2001-07-10 09:17 [#00013651]

The Grey Gentleman has it right. Although, after discovering
I can make a beat with my hands tapping on a desk, I seemed
to annoy at least one person in everyone of my classes.


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