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Open Mic: Tell Us About Your Rhythm Track Techniques

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The rhythm track gives life to a song, and hours and days can vanish trying to tweak them just right. There are a bunch of ways to produce rhythm tracks. What is your favorite?

Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.

What sound sources do you use? Do you mic real drums, use an electric kit, use loops, create MIDI sequences, use VSTis, use drum replacement techniques?

Do you use any special software when creating or tweaking your rhythm track? Do you have any hints or secret recipes for tweaking your rhythm tracks just the way you like them?

What is the most unusual way you have created a rhythm track? Beatboxing? Hitting a desk with a book? Wacky microphone choices or placement?

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