Magazine Archive

Home -> Magazines -> Issues -> Articles in this issue -> View

On The Beat (Part 35)

One of the difficulties of writing rhythm tracks in isolation - ie. without the bass instrument(s) which will ultimately accompany them - is that there's often a tendency to fill all the 'holes'. Whilst working well on their own, patterns tend to sound overblown when placed in the context of a mix.

Though apparently quite busy, this month's example leaves plenty of space for other instruments to flesh out the rhythm - provided the bass and snare drum voices are chosen sympathetically. By this I mean selecting contrasting sounds - dry & light and ambient & heavy - for each pair of instruments.

Outside of this, things remain pretty flexible and your further experimentation will - as ever - bring its own rewards.

Previous Article in this issue


Next article in this issue

Big In Vegas

Music Technology - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.


Music Technology - Dec 1992

Donated & scanned by: Mike Gorman

Feature by Nigel Lord

Previous article in this issue:

> Stagecoaching

Next article in this issue:

> Big In Vegas

Help Support The Things You Love

mu:zines is the result of thousands of hours of effort, and will require many thousands more going forward to reach our goals of getting all this content online.

If you value this resource, you can support this project - it really helps!

Donations for September 2021
Issues donated this month: 0

New issues that have been donated or scanned for us this month.

Funds donated this month: £18.00

All donations and support are gratefully appreciated - thank you.

Please Contribute to mu:zines by supplying magazines, scanning or donating funds. Thanks!

Monetary donations go towards site running costs, and the occasional coffee for me if there's anything left over!

Small Print

Terms of usePrivacy