#1
Let me introduce myself first. I'm a singer/songwriter, playing acoustic or clean electric guitar. Most songs are a crossing between damien rice, john mayer and thomas dybdahl (read: Raw melancholic acoustic songs). I've made some tracks so far, but doing all 'acoustic' is getting very, very boring. So I need to spice up my tracks.
The problem with drum loops is that they are too static. I can't adjust to 'my way' of playing and the aren't flexibel. However Reason beats so far sound much too soft.
So the question is, who can give me some tips/hints on creating and spicing up the (electronical) drums in tracks?
#2
Listen to some of your favourite songs to get ideas. What i tend to do to keep my drums interesting is have as many little fills as possible, be it snare rolls or tom-toms or a double bass breakdown. I'm using Beatcraft, by the way. Very good software, that.
#3
The problem is that it's handy if you import it into cooledit or any program alike, but it will still sound static. You can't manually adjust kit-parts to make it sound like 'I want'. Reason allows that, but it's a bit too complicated for the moment (needs time working out). Any alternatives?
#4
The best way to do it is to write the loops in a sequencer program then have a drum machine recieve the data, and then record the audio.