Making drum and bass beats can be done. Read on and I will show you how.
Drum and bass also known as Dnb is a very popular type of music associated with rave. Rave music came on the scene in the early 1990’s, coming from the UK scene. Rave music is known for its fast breakbeats with heavy bass, sub bass and drum beats. Over the last 10-15 years, other sounds have been added from other types of music to make a new style.
Making drum and bass beats
You have to set your tempo between 160 and 190 on your sequencer. This is the range you want it for making drum and bass beats. Now I will assume you will be using a 4/4 bar, you have to adjust your drum machine or sequencer to 16. That means when you do the 1-2-3-4 count to the beat it will be broken down into four pieces.
Adding a Bass and Drum sound
Now that you have the tempo set we are ready to go. You are going to start with a basic four bass pattern. This pattern needs to hit on the down beat. Add the snare in on every second and fourth beat. Now add your high hat beat. Set your high hat for every four bars. Put your bass in there and you are all set.
Making the final beat
It is very important to play around with the beats until you get a sound you like. Try listening to some of your favorite beats to get a feel for what you like and what your taste are. Once you have an idea of what your looking for recreate a beat with your own touches.