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Fresh snares for ya!

Remember Uncle Fanu promised to hit you up with some snares soon?
Well here they are!

These are all copyright-free.
I’ve tried to keep these organic-ish and mallable: the stuff I would (and will!) use myself.
Good for DNB, trap, hip hop, doing custom breaks, and so on.
You can use these as main snares, layers, pitch them up or down, give them some roasting, and so on.

Also do check out the kicks I posted earlier.

 

“Should I limit my master?”

“Would there be any benefit to temporarily putting a limiter on the master in order to highlight any issues in the mix (I mean would it highlight anything too loud in the mix or annoying frequencies)?”

This is a good question, and I’m happy to answer this. Even if you’re not that interested in mastering, this can be useful, because it can kind of give you some feedback on your mix.

My detailed answer and thoughts on the matter can be found here on Patreon.

Can you kick it? Have some fresh kickdrums!

Who wants some kickdrums?

Grab them HERE!

Basically, I was creating some kicks with Steinberg Backbone.
I did a bunch, scrapped some crappy ones, and here’s a batch I think should be useful.
Some can be used as main kicks, some as layers…go wild.

I actually plan to give you more drumsounds and create a folder with some subfolders…so this means you’ll get some hihats and snares soonish, so stay tuned!

 

[video] Breakbeat masterclass: Rock Dirge

If you’re interested in breakbeat work, this video on Patreon should be up your alley.
I took a breakbeat I’ve been working recently and I’m going thru that.
Covering some of the basics like how I chop, what do I look for in a break, how you can change its vibe and so on.
Also talking about what makes a break, how they used to sound, how things started sounding later on in DNB, etc…just a break nerd lecturing for ya’ll.
I’ll also link you to the drum loop on Patreon. Continue reading Breakbeat masterclass: Rock Dirge

Techstep DNB beats with Alien Girl drums [video]

I recently did a nice session with a patron using a drumloop he gave me, which is the original drumloop that was used in the classic Alien Girl tune by Ed Rush, Optical and Fierce.

So here‘s me having a go with it, layering things a bit and doing some analog-modeled processing to glue the drums together more and add some energy and dirt to the sound.
Let’s get that low-level signal up for added body and full tone.

25 minutes of drumbreak nerdery, here you go!