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Old 30-08-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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Need some help in IDM drum programming

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?

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Old 30-08-2017, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

If you can be bothered learning a new DAW and a whole new way of writing music you may want to try using Renoise, which is used by Venetian Snares and Drukqs was largely made using tracker software.

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Old 30-08-2017, 05:24 PM   #3
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

It might be worth your time to learn to program some classic breaks like the amen, apache, funky drummer etc so you get a feelfor breakbeats.

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Old 30-08-2017, 06:23 PM   #4
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

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If you can be bothered learning a new DAW and a whole new way of writing music you may want to try using Renoise, which is used by Venetian Snares and Drukqs was largely made using tracker software.
Renoise is actually my main daw, been using it for about 6 months now.
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Old 30-08-2017, 07:43 PM   #5
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

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.

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Old 30-08-2017, 08:30 PM   #6
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

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.

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Old 04-09-2017, 11:14 PM   #7
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

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.
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

Definitely something I'm learning at the moment too. The best way is to find good grooves with drum breaks and add some complexity to those, I find from what I have dabbled with so far.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #9
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Re: Need some help in IDM drum programming

Cut up a long string of breaks on a 1/4 note level and trigger them out of sequence. Instant breakcore / IDM drums, best done in live on a drum rack with a launchpad when you're out of other ideas

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Old 12-11-2017, 03:53 PM   #10
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