REPOST: @productionmusiclive A good beat consists of many parts: 1 a solid foundation of kick and snare 2 a bass line that sits tight in said beat, but also fills the gaps 3 interesting hihat figures to give it direction 4 and pulsating percussions
The last point on the list is probably the most versatile one, because it can range from conga grooves in a house beat over strange metal sounds in underground techno to evolving atmo structures with recorded samples.
Most of the time the percussions do not play the leading role in your beat, but it would be empty without it. As always there are innumerous ways of creating innovative sound that draw not too much attention from the main story.
In today’s post we show you a way to spice up your percussion tracks without letting them be too dominant.
Steps 1 add delay and increase delay time - this will widen your sound and reserve the needed space in the middle for kick and snare 2 load a frequency shifter and apply a rather dry signal - this will add some harmonics 3 add a ping pong delay with low and high cut - this adds more space and distinguishes your perks from the hats and shakers