I have been mostly using Reason, but I bought Renoise after researching and discovering its power specifically for this style of music.
I haven’t been doing much lately, but di.fm just released a jungle station, and listening to that mostly the last few weeks has rekindled my desire to finally learn how to make this kind of music.
I have been doing my own research and watching videos for the last few days, but I also understand Renoise just changed to 3.0 not too long ago.
Anyway, if anyone knows of any specific resources, that would be great.
I also need a source of the drum breaks, preferably ones that have been re-recorded or cleaned up a little.
I think I can hear a difference between the really old jungle tracks and new productions emulating the style, the drums programming just sounds a bit cleaner with less hiss and noise for some reason.
I am really hoping to find a full construction kit that includes not only the breaks, but all the typical sound effects and vocals that seem to be in all jungle songs. Well maybe not every song, but certainly every DJ mix set.
Two specific questions for the pros, though.
Is there a significant difference or benefit one way or the other between having the whole break (sliced, but) on the same note and using offset commands to program and having the break sliced and mapped over the keyboard using different notes on the chromatic scale to program? I have seen video of guys doing it both ways, and I am not sure why some choose one way over the other.
I saw one video where the guy recommended copying the rest of the break from each snare and bass drum hit instead of just the individual slices. He copied partials of the amen over and over, some longer than others depending on where in the break he started and then had Renoise create a drum kit of that. Again, my question is what benefit is there to this method as opposed to just slices?
Eventually, I would really like to have the skill to do Venetian Square type of stuff just to give you an idea of the kind of sound I want to achieve. Nebula is also really cool lately.