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Reggae drum patterns

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:19 pm
by rgfin
I’m interested in learning to program drum patterns in a drum sequence, mainly the one drop and the rockers patterns. Hopefully someone out there will be able to give me some in-depth tips on these two styles.

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:28 pm
by matthewcradduck ... orial.html
this should help on the one drop riddim.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:44 am
by Flamprider
One of the ways I find useful is to sample a loop of drums I like, play it over and then slowly replicate the pattern as it's playing.
I'm no expert.

Usually it's the hi-hat pattern that's hardest to do, subtle changes in the velocity help make it sound more authentic and finding a good sounding quantize.
I have a book called '260 Drum Machine Patterns' by Rene'-Pierre Bardet
That has a few Reggae patterns in it, in 16 step grid form.
Do people still use books, I dunno man.
It's kinda old, but you might be able to find a pdf of it on line.

Here's a basic one drop

And for Rockers just add a few more Bass Drums innit.