I have some questions about making breakcore in renoise. I’m kind of new to the whole making electronic music thing as far as sample based music goes. I’ve made some amateur trance in fruity loops and some experimental synth music in renoise, but now I want to try and make breakcore.
Heres what I do understand:
From my understanding breakcore is based on this drum break called the amen break. In order to make breakcore you cut and slice up the amen break to get six slices of the snare and bass drum hats etc. And you use those slices and rearrange the amen break around, and add distortion to the drums.
Heres what I don’t get:
I really hear so many different kinds of breakcore out there that I don’t get what some of the artists are doing. For example some seem to not even cut and slice the amen break up, and rather just loop it some how. Some seem to take that loop that they have of the break and make the bass stand out, with some kind electronic echoing effect. How would you make that effect if you were just looping the amen break? And how do you loop the amen break?
How do sync up the amen break with the tracker is another thing I don’t get. Also When I try to speed up the tempo or slow it down it won’t do it. This is before I cut and slice.
I’m also a bit confused as to what kind drums besides amen breaks are typical used in breakcore. I hear some artists using bongos and others it sounds like there using a mix between the renoise drum kit and the amen break to make layers of drums. Are all drums in breakcore sample based, and is the amen break the break typical used?
Also distorted drums seem to be a problem for me. I hear a lot of distortion in songs, it kind hard describe, its like the drums aren’t really even drums there just there for distortion and than there’s like other drums and breaks that aren’t as distorted, kinda hard to explain that one.
Another thing is what type of synth basses are used in breakcore? Some songs I can barely hear the synth bass and others it’s really loud. Is distortion often added on the synth bass when that is what is emphasized in the song?
Pretty much since there’s so many ways to make breakcore it seems to overwhelm me, and I need to know all my options and try everything out at least once to form my style.
I think some one should make some kind of e-book or video on this subject of “making breakcore” cause I literally found barely anything on it. I didn’t even know what the amen break was until I found this website. So it’s a bit of a challenge for someone that doesn’t know some one who is interested in breakcore, and lives were there are no shows. Cause over hear on long island NY I haven’t met a single soul who knows how to make this stuff at music shops or anything. Most of them know about aphex twin and ventian snares cause they have seen their myspace or whatever. But a lot of them don’t even know that there even called breakcore. I think if some one decided to make a site dedicated on how to make breakcore that would be pretty cool, and would help expose more people to breakcore and make more artists because of that. Cause right now it seems that breakcore is under the underground at least where I’m from. I hope in the next twenty years breakcore becomes as common of a word as techno or trance.
That is all!
Thanks to who ever help me!