October 15, 2018
On episode 9, Wes & Smythe record from the new Soul Surplus office for the first time! The fellas cover drum programming, some of their go-to techniques, and workflow. The main points covered in this episode are:
Sampling breaks vs. programming soundsWhich side do you fall on more often?Where do you usually find your drum sounds?SamplingWhat sound of kits/what genre of music do you usually sample breaks from?Chopping vs. Looping breaksProgrammingWhat process do you use to program one shot sounds into drum loops?Do you start your song with drums or melody/chords?Processing drumsEQ/Compression/Saturation techniquesKnock vs. Tuck vs. Everywhere in betweenHow to get your drums to knock, and how to tuck themProcessing one shots and drum sounds vs. processing breaksImportance of where the drum sits in a song___________________________3 Tip For Programming DrumsPicking high quality sounds/breaks will start your further along in getting your drums to sound how you want them toDrums set the tone for a song, so an interesting pattern/break will keep listeners tuned in.Drums are an important part of the song, but they have to work together with every other element in order for them to truly be appreciated.
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