In this quick tutorial for Maschine, learn how to create full, punchy drums by layering slices and samples.
The backbone of the drum pattern is a sampled drum break. You can find collections of these online or sample your own from individual songs. I slice the break into individual beats and then re-sequence my own drum groove, creating a different pattern from the original break.
Once the slices sound good, I add additional individual drum samples. These include a kick, snare/clap, shaker, and hi-hat. The kick fills out the low end and adds some punch. The snare/clap sound reinforces the snare of the break. Finally, the shaker and hi-hat add some additional high-end texture.
To tie everything together, I add compression and subtle saturation on the drum group. These two effects glue the different components together and create a cohesive group.
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