3 Tips For Solid Drum Programming

Programming a solid drum pattern is essential for any electronic musician. The drums are what drives a beat and what keeps the rhythm solid. Everything else builds upon this rhythm. If your drums are banging, it makes everything else sound on point. Here are a few tips to help you program better drum sequences.

1. Start off with the basics. Your basic drum pattern for most electronic based music from hip hop to drum and bass to house music is a kick and a snare. Find some solid samples for these two because this is the backbone of your sequence. Begin by programming a solid kick and snare pattern with variations. Program a 4 bar pattern and change it up slowly in each bar to give it some variety. For the more ambitious, an 8 bar pattern with variations and sometimes a simple fill on bar 8 will provide much satisfaction and movement.

2. Use layers. Once you have your basic kick / snare structure down, it's time to layer the drums with some other percussion. The most common would be a closed hi hat. You can add some open hi hats as well creating variations between the two as you did for the kick and snare. You can add other percussion like cow bells, bells, or some glitch drums or synths etc. to add some color to your rhythm. Remember, it's all about creating an interesting, rhythmic pattern when it comes to adding this second layer. Experiment with some 1/8 note or even 1/16 syncopation. This will show in your production as the willingness to put in that extra time and effort to make your drum pattern more interesting. You'll want to record your kick and snare and percussion on separate tracks if possible so you can EQ these later. This is a different tutorial all together.

3. Fill her up. Create some interesting fills using different toms, snares, kicks etc. My basic fill is comprised of just that..pitched toms, snares and kicks. You can add other sounds in as well to create some uniqueness. You can create mini fills for every 8 or 16 bars or so depending on your song structure, but a more complex fill would be nice during song transitions.

I used to hate programming drums, but now I love it. It takes some time and practice and getting used to but once you have it down, it's loads of fun! …

20 Online Business Tips – Help Along Your Google Ranking, SERP’s and Website Traffic

Here’s a list of online business tips to assist you on improving website ranking and search engine optimization. This is not an exact science and I cannot guarantee that working on these areas will put you on the first page of Google, increase page rank and your website traffic. But, it will without doubt increase your chances of better results.

My advice to you is to take each suggestion, Google it when necessary and learn about it. Then go about applying these tips on your website. Once you have done so, then move on to the next tip.

Some of these tips are to be directly applied to your site, such as adding keywords and tags, while others are not. These business tips are not in a specific order of importance. However, I would say that the first five are very important overall if you want to rank well in search engines for your selected keywords.

Comments on keywords:

You can add 60 to 80 characters of keywords on your website’s meta tags for best results. However, when optimizing your site, I would suggest focusing on a few per page, making sure that your chosen keywords are present throughout this page.

Your top keywords ought to be focused on your main (home) page, while your less significant keywords can focus on various others pages of your site. Utilize the Google Keyword Tool to search for your keywords’ search volume. It is a very efficient tool and better yet, FREE!

Here is a quick example of keyword selection:

Let’s say you are selling dog collars and have the following keywords listed in your meta tags:

  • Dog collars
  • Dog choke collars
  • Blue dog collars
  • Dog collars for sale
  • Dog training collars
  • Dog walking collars
  • Dog training collar reviews

SEO Tip: I would choose one (or two) of these keywords and optimize each page with them. Be aware of when deciding which to choose. Dog collars can be the highest searched term, but in a very competitive market can be very difficult for you to rank well with it.

You may want to choose a keyword that is slightly less competitive or even a long tail keyword, to increase your chances of ranking well.

Beware of keyword stuffing. Overuse of these keywords may have a negative impact.

  • First, stuffing your keywords will not come across as natural to the reader and may cause them lose interest.
  • Second, you risk the possibility of getting penalized by Google for keyword stuffing.

Without further ado, here are your 20 Online Business Tips:

  1. Add keyword in your url
  2. Add keywords in title
  3. Add keywords in meta tags
  4. Add keywords in content
  5. Have keywords in heading (H1) tags
  6. Post comments in forums
  7. Post comments in blogs
  8. Utilize article marketing
  9. Join social networking sites- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  10. Video Marketing- YouTube, TubeMogul, etc.
  11. Work on your branding and use it consistently across all platforms
  12. Show related posts if running business on blog platform
  13. Backlinks, backlinks, backlinks (need I

How To Start An Internet Business With Little Or No Money At All

One of the really cool things about starting your very own internet business is that it can be done rather quickly and inexpensively. In fact some of the most profitable internet businesses started with little and in some cases no money at all. The truth is, anyone with the willingness to learn and take action can start and operate their own profitable internet business. In this article I am going to show you how starting a legit online business can be done for little or no cost at all.

One of the reasons I love using the internet to make money is the fact that it can be done with little startup cost. Unlike many offline businesses that can cost in the thousands to get off the ground, an online business can be up and running for no more then $ 25. Listed below is a completely free way to start your business and a very cheap way to get your business off the ground.

Complete Free Way – We are going to be using affiliate marketing as our business model for both of these examples. We are going to become affiliates of products that we have researched and feel comfortable promoting. So how do we start this absolutely free? It's simple. Whenever you sign up as an affiliate of a product you are usually given an affiliate link. This link is a tracking link that links you to the sells that you make. The problem with these links are that they are often times very unattractive looking. They need to be disguised so that when people see them they are not turned off by all of the mumbo jumbo displayed in an affiliate link. There are several free link shortening websites out there that will give you the ability to make your link look a lot more appealing and clickable to web browsers. To find one of these link sharing sites all you need to do is go to Google and do a search for "link shorten sites", you should find plenty to choose. Choose one, shorten your link and get marketing.

There are tons of free ways that you can promote your affiliate products. Some of the most popular ways to do this is by using article marketing, video marketing and free classified sites. You can make a good amount of income online without spending one dime of your money.

Very Cheap Method – This method cost a little bit of money to get setup but is in my opinion a little more effective. What we are going to do here is make our affiliate link look really good. What we are going to be doing is called "domain masking". This is where we will purchase a real domain name for the product that we are promoting. I personally like using.com domains. They usually will cost you anywhere from $ 9- $ 11. Make sure that you get your domain from a company that offers domain masking. Most …

Hand Held GPS – Your Friendly Guide To The World

The world is full of wonderful and spectacular sceneries to visit. With the invention of the hand held GPS, the world has never been this easy to navigate. You can reach destinations without worrying of getting loss; and you can easily find the places you want to go via accurate instructions of the most accessible roads and route to take. Maps are no longer considered a trend and are already obsolete. They are less informative compared to the GPS which you can bring anywhere around the globe. It is like having a constant human tour guide to foreign places hence lessens your anxiety and boosts your confidence when you are on tour.

The creation of the GPS is indeed a significant milestone in the field of technology which utilizes orbiting satellites that conveys time and location signals and GPS receivers based on the land, air, or sea. These receivers will then be responsible for calculating the user’s present location through data coming from the satellites. It is also very portable, about the size of a cellular phone which makes them easy to bring along anywhere you go whether you want to walk around the neighborhood or go out of town for a camping.

Another great advantage about this gadget is that they are completely self contained which means that there are no external attachments which could hinder you in more ways than one. But before purchasing your personal hand held GPS you have to be wise enough to consider various aspects so that you will not end up regretting the decision that you yourself made. Since these gadgets come in variety of prices, size and model, you should pick the item which will best suit you and those which allows you to customize them for whatever reasons it may serve you. Hand held GPS is a gadget that is very practical and could add simplicity to this complex life that we are living.…