swing/groove

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SouthSideSamurai
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swing/groove

Post by SouthSideSamurai » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:04 pm

what are some good instruments to add groove too?

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Re: swing/groove

Post by abpm » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:30 am

SouthSideSamurai wrote:what are some good instruments to add groove too?
Rhythmic elements are always great, but there are no rules. Whatever you're feeling, just try it.

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Re: swing/groove

Post by Tarekith » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:05 am

hi hats.

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Re: swing/groove

Post by jlgrimes » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:13 pm

SouthSideSamurai wrote:what are some good instruments to add groove too?
Really anything.

In the 80s and 90s it was popular to put swing on everything. These days triplet swing isn't as popular but subtle amounts on about anything can put a slightly different feel on your tracks. There really are no rules though and is a big part of some producers sound.

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Re: swing/groove

Post by Shift Gorden » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:48 pm

Anything!

Super-repeative percussion is great. As mentioned - hats. Shakers, bongos.

I like to throw groove on 16th note patterns.

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Re: swing/groove

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:13 am

Yeah, anything. I like to use different grooves on different parts and even switch here and there. Whenever I set up grooves I listen very carefully to how it affects the song.

In the end I may end up burning in the groove and hand edit the last parts to get everything just right, if that's important.
Make some music!

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Re: swing/groove

Post by mrgrim3 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:20 am

Tarekith wrote:hi hats.
every time hi hats benefit from groove for me

shakers also

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Re: swing/groove

Post by SouthSideSamurai » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:40 pm

mrgrim3 wrote:
Tarekith wrote:hi hats.
every time hi hats benefit from groove for me

shakers also
nice ill try that out. cheers 4:20

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