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Mr.Mystery
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Registered: Dec 2001
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Exclamation Mr.Mystery's percussion tips - Part 1

All right, here goes.
Mr.Mystery's step by step guide on percs (Part 1)

Let's start with the most basic pattern:

Basic beat.
A beat, a clap and an open hat with a closed hat every offbeat.
Pretty dull, huh? Well, let's see what we can spice it up with.




What do you say we put in a couple of hihat patterns?

First, this very simple pattern with a touch of delay:

What it sounds like

Then, a bit more complex one but still quite easy to do. A bit of reverb, delay and panning to give it a bit of presence:

What it sounds like

Now, put these two on the basic beat pattern and this is what you get:
Sample
All right, a good start, isn't it? But that's not quite good enough yet.




Now we'll add a simple closed hat and a shaker, panned left and right respectively (not all the way though):

What it sounds like

Throw that on top of the beat again:
Sample
Now things are really starting to get busy, but let's add even more steam.




This here is a standard tambourine sample with a very simple offbeat pattern, but it has A LOT of delay and stereo echoes:

What it sounds like

How does it sound with the beat then?
Like this




Now, on to the final boost. Here we have the beat in full force with a simple drumloop added in the background as well as the ever-so-lovely ride playing 1st and 3rd beats:
Beat in full power!




Now, of course it's gonna sound a bit boring all by itself so as a closing here's how that sounds in the tune:
Full Sample.

And... well... that's pretty much it! This is how we constructed a pretty standard uplifting trance beat. On next issues I shall be showing you more complex patterns, like breakbeats, shakers, bongos/congas etc. That is, of course, if you find these helpful at all


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J.L.
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Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada

pretty good tutorial.. but as you mentioned.. pretty standard...

but it gives beginner producers a basic background to work with

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sym
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: NYC

Nice lil tutorial. Would love to hear some more from ya.

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Desty Nova
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Registered: Nov 2004
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I downloaded Mr. Mystery presents Trance Addicts unite part 2 the other day.... some hard bangin stuff I reeeeally like the "be quiet" track with the super uplifting synthlead..... beautiful just beautiful.. Who does that track?
andromediafm@yahoo.com

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quote:
Originally posted by Desty Nova
I downloaded Mr. Mystery presents Trance Addicts unite part 2 the other day.... some hard bangin stuff I reeeeally like the "be quiet" track with the super uplifting synthlead..... beautiful just beautiful.. Who does that track?
andromediafm@yahoo.com


That'd be Echano, (aka MaRt on the forum). The song title, Tranquility.

And yes Mr.Mystery that was quite helpful. Thanks!

Now I must go back and rework my remix of Tenshi, please excuse me .


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Registered: Jul 2002
Location: North Jersey

nice stuff thnx, would like to see the breakbeat tips


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John
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Registered: Sep 2001
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nice tut, Mr. Percussion


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Registered: Jan 2004
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niiice. do more

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Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Toulouse, France

very very good job dude, keep up, always interesting to read !

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Martin McG
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Glasgow

nice job mate im sure this will help out alot of beginners

gotta say though you set it out pretty well with a short description a pic and a sample good job!


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mize
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Registered: Dec 2003
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Thx man! .. i should be verry happy if you do i flame Style Breakbeat..like that one that you post in the rythem and bass therd..

\Daniel

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Registered: Jul 2003
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nice. i want more


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