Nowadays it’s easy to create a quick drum loop with all the different programs available (Pro Tools, Logic, FL Studio etc). Within a few seconds you can click and drag any drum pattern you got in mind. The only “problem” is that most of the time the drums sound computerized and don’t got that human live feel/sound to it. Instead of having that bounce/groove it just sounds real static.
Fortunately there are a bunch of ways to (re-)create that feel/sound or at least make it sound as live as possible, just by using your ears and spending some extra time on your drum programming.
This quick tutorial is an update to a previous video where I show how to program hip-hop snare rolls in Sony ACID pro. You can find the first video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMp0d8wZECQ
This particular method focuses on 16th note triplet snare rolls and it quicker and easier to understand than the first video.
UPDATE: There is a faster way to program the 16th note triplets. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF43lp0xjy8
Download the session (for ACID pro 7): http://hulkshare.com/6pb0s7scnvn7
A tutorial on programming snare/drum rolls and fills found in hip-hop/rab/rnb beats. The video focuses on Sony ACID pro, but you can apply these techniques to other program