Drums Used in “Single Ladies”
Learn to Produce
Submit to TV/Labels
Music Production Video Tutorial - Programming R&B Beats with ‘Neptunian Drumz’ Drum Samples from ModernBeats.com as heard in many R&B dance hits.
ModernBeats.com’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.
BONUS: Order ‘Neptunian Drumz’, Get Free Song Submit Uploads to submit your music directly to record labels and film/tv music supervisors via Song Submit. ‘Neptunian Drumz’ loads automatically into Reason’s NN-XT, Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, Halion, & more. This video covers the following 3 music production tips:
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.
Please comment on this video if you have questions or reactions of any kind!