Drums Used in “Single Ladies”

  January 27, 2016

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Music Production Video Tutorial - Programming R&B Beats with ‘Neptunian Drumz’ Drum Samples from as heard in many R&B dance hits.’s ‘Neptunian Drumz’ hip hop drum samples have been used in several Billboard hit songs such as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and Timbaland’s “Marchin On”. This video covers 3 drum programming and sequencing tips to help you achieve an overall professional R&B dance beat using ModernBeats Neptunian Drumz.

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1) Use Kicks w/ Character:

Just as RedZone did using ModernBeats drums for Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, choose kicks the have character and empower your mix. Sound choice is critical to achieving a hit sound. RedZone understood utilizing drums that both included a live ambience and urban feel delivered the exact energy needed to pull off such a huge R&B dance hit.

2) Vary Drum Length & Duration:

Go beyond mere quantization and understand how varying the length of kicks, snares, and percussion throughout a 4-bar or 8-bar phrase can turn an amateur rhythm into one of appeal.

3) Apply Different Velocities:

Learn how applying different velocity values to each pulse in a drum sequence can provide realism and a human feel to your beat. By applying realistic velocity values to your drum programming, overal drum phrasing becomes more musical and professional as heard in today’s Billboard hits.

Video intro/outro music was produced using ModernBeats Ethnic Music Chopz.
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4 Responses to “Drums Used in “Single Ladies””

  1. Josh Pauda on July 27th, 2011 12:33 pm

    Is Modern Beats sounds compatible with pro tools

  2. Billy on August 31st, 2011 4:20 pm

    To Josh!!!
    All the sounds can be used in any program my friend…. Just import them to the sequencer….


  3. Brandon on October 16th, 2011 7:51 pm

    Can you do some tutorials on percussion? Things like sound choice, placement, and swing would be really helpful. And by the way, I was also wondering if you could direct us to other sites that give good intuitive tutorials like yours.

  4. elvin on December 22nd, 2011 3:13 pm

    i need good plugins

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