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post May 26 2013, 12:22 PM
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hi some advice on using drums in reaper please.

when i import drum loops into reaper (either from my drum program bfd eco or a sample using the media explorer within reaper) is there a way i can make them half time tempo or double time tempo or set the tempo which they will be dropped in so that it does this?

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post May 26 2013, 12:31 PM
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Under "close grooves" you find tempo 1/2, 1 and 2.
Halftime - Normal - Double time.

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post May 26 2013, 01:46 PM
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Looks like our friend Ville has saved the day. Tell me man, have you tried to write your own grooves? Writing drums can offer a whole new perspective on building musical ideas, rather than just using pre-made grooves.


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post May 28 2013, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 26 2013, 12:46 PM) *
Looks like our friend Ville has saved the day. Tell me man, have you tried to write your own grooves? Writing drums can offer a whole new perspective on building musical ideas, rather than just using pre-made grooves.



thanks guys i dont know how i was missing that box!

hi cosmin, yeah ive been experimenting with drums alot the last 6 months to the point i seem to be spending more time with programming drums than guitar. ive been programming midi, its getting quicker but ive spent alot more time on it than i wanted. recently downloaded lots of loops to try. trouble is the loops never sound good together!
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post May 29 2013, 08:27 AM
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It looks like the easy way around, but it really isn't smile.gif Drums are to serve the music, not viceversa smile.gif I for one, when I am writing a riff, for instance, I will build the drum track to serve THAT riff and nothing else.


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post May 29 2013, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 29 2013, 07:27 AM) *
It looks like the easy way around, but it really isn't smile.gif Drums are to serve the music, not viceversa smile.gif I for one, when I am writing a riff, for instance, I will build the drum track to serve THAT riff and nothing else.


Yeah that's good advice mate. I put on a guy at gig i promoted the other day and he played a set on his own with backing tracks he'd produced and it was amazing. He had the crowd going nuts. It was drum and bass, jungle , dub reggae and punk all rolled into one and was brilliant. I downloaded some jungle and drum and bass drum loops to experiment with but im having trouble making them sound good. If you want to listen search for skoromokhs on soundcloud :-)
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Very interesting! I'd love to see some footage of such an interesting fusion and performance concept smile.gif

Well, that's proof enough that the music should come first and then the skeleton. Although, there are cases in which songs will start from a drum groove - I once saw an interview with Filter, an alternative rock band, and they stated that usually they begin writing from a drum groove.

Ah, that also reminds me, the song 'Grace' that I wrote with my band, Days of Confusion, began from a very interesting idea - our drummer was fooling around with a groove that reminded him of.... Woody the Woodpecker laugh.gif the next day, we found the main riff and from that point the song came to us smile.gif You can listen to the Woody Riff below laugh.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Djent-Time-Signatures/


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