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Chemical beats using Kong Drum Designer

Chemical beats using Kong Drum Designer

In our previous article, we high lighted the idea on how chemical beats are originally created. While normally the origin is based on hip hop beat. While hip hop beats are played by artists, it will not be a surprise that you can (if you want to) build a chemical beat from the ground up. In theory it is still based on loose samples that get chopped. Thus we can also use static content (lets say: bass drums, snare drums, hi hats, wood blocks, claps and so on) to create a complete beat from scratch. The only real "tricky" part to this is to make it feel groovy. Since with out the groovy part the whole idea is quite lost and it feels soulless. Kind of like mortal kombat (your soul is mine), but then different.

2017-04-23
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How to create chemical beats

How to create chemical beats

Chemical beats were introduced back in the early 90s by a electronic music duo called the Chemical Brothers. Since they are the inventors of the genre and style, I might not do it justice by writing this article. However, I will try to debunk as much as I can in terms of what we know about how some of these tracks were created. Since knowing how they are made, will also make you understand how to build the drum track in a Chemical beat way.

2017-04-16
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