|Volume 6 - Hip Hop/R&B Mix
Hip Hop / R&B Mix is filled with new Drum Beats and Rhythmic Textures. Since we covered many sustained typed sounds in the first five volumes, we wanted to take the Triton in a different direction for Vol #6. The first 32 programs are all drum loops in the Hip Hop style that was made famous by beat boxes like the MPC's, SP1200 and TR808. The Compressor and EQ effects were used on many of the beats to pump up the kick drum and give you that big boom kick that is used often in Hip Hop productions. The next 16 programs are all Bass patches in a Hip Hop & R&B style. There are lot's of "Miami Bass" and "Deep Sub Bass" sounds that you hear on many of todays trax. We then added a few leads, guitars, strings, e-pianos, organs and brass as well as orchestra hits in a HH/R&B style that we used to play on top of the drum beats in combo mode. We then went back to more rhythmic textures filling out the programs creating "Bass Lines", "Guitar Riffs" and more Drum Beats. Note that many of the beats sound best when starting off playing the A below middle C or the A an octave below that. Also playing both A's at the same time with add even more to the beat.
With many of the combonations we did the same thing as in Vol #4. Combining the drum beats, bass lines, guitar riffs and sustained patches, an entire Hip Hop or R&B track can be easily created from one combo. As we dig deeper and deeper into the Triton, we are continually amazed at the many different things that it can do so well. Creating drum beats is one of them. The dual ARP's are great at creating poly rhythms that you can't do on your average drum machine. You will find many of these bests popping up on some new trax in the coming months. We were even tempted to keep a few of them for my own personal productions, but eventually decided to release them for all to use.They are totally original in feel and sound. Sort of like the Wavestation meets the MPC. They might even replace your drum machine!