I used to write techno with ease but now that i'm getting more and more into idm, i can't seem to get the drum patterns right. I tried to chop up breaks didn't get anywhere. I tried to synthesize some drums in reaktor and lay down a fast paced drum track, a little bit like the newest vsnares album or some drukqs era aphex twin, but it just sounds like complete shit. I have tried looking up some tutorials but i still can't get idm style drums right. Anyone have any advice to give me?
You might get a little further by posting an example after you've reached 30 posts, particularly in the LB. People on here are usually more than happy to help you pinpoint what it is you're lacking in / need to improve on. It also helps to be able to hear what you're talking about instead of imagining it.
OP if you post an example I will embed the track for you. Just "thank" me here so I see it for sure. If I get my mod permissions in time for it to be relevant I will try to edit your OP and just add the example track.
If I loose my way with complex drum programming, I sometimes return to lessons for acoustic drum set, like paradiddles or drop1-variations for example, just to remind myself what I'm doing and where it originally came from.