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panning drumloops/percussionloops
Old 6th February 2007
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panning drumloops/percussionloops

Hi, a question about drumloops /breakbeats from sample-cd's

Imagine you have this groovy beat : the elements are kick and snare ( panned center ) and some hi-hats

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two or three breakbeat/percussion-loops from a sample library.

How to pan these loops ?

maybe one loop at 10 o'clock and one loop at 2 o'clock or will the mix be messy that way and do I have to pan the loops center ?

Greetings Aeroflux
Old 6th February 2007
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Hi, a question about drumloops /breakbeats from sample-cd's

Imagine you have this groovy beat : the elements are kick and snare ( panned center ) and some hi-hats

PLUS

two or three breakbeat/percussion-loops from a sample library.

How to pan these loops ?

maybe one loop at 10 o'clock and one loop at 2 o'clock or will the mix be messy that way and do I have to pan the loops center ?

Greetings Aeroflux
what do you think when you pan them....? Have you got any feeings yourself on how they feel when they're flown about?
Old 6th February 2007
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i would recomend diching the loops after u replaiate them with your own one hit samples, or at least double them with layers of you own one hit samples.
main reason being that in a mix, the loops will sound thin or little and you wont ave any control over them...like panning.

another way is to cut every single hit and place every single instrument on its own track.

for instance, the kik of one loops will have its own track. the kick of another loops in another track, the snare on one loop will have its own track and so own . then u mix each track as u will in a regular mix. the kik drum will have an EQ with cut highs.

but you will cut off the hihat of the kk drum hits right? thats ok, grab the original loop and cut all the lows and mix as it where the overhead mics of a regular drum mix.

usually loops are already mix in stereo so if u pann the whole thing to the right , everything including the kik and snare that are supooses to be in the middle will go to the right and will make it sound wierd and muddy.
you can try to cut the lows with a high pass filter and pann it. but a better choice would be to load one hit of the perc u want in a sampler like REDRUM and imitate the loop or make your own .
Old 6th February 2007
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I think the possibities are (and should be) endless when it comes to panning loops. The trick is in mixing the loops (with eq and their respective grooves) so that the track works great in mono as well as stereo.

With that in mind, sometimes using less can be more effective.

-Kenny D
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