Trap Hi-Hats on Recife
So at the request of my hip-hop kid (he goes to the same Brooklyn high school Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew went to, for what it's worth), I need to come up with a trap beat.
It's pretty simple in theory, and the sounds in the Recife Gadget are ideal.
But the soul of a trap beat — those drill-like hi-hats — are not working for me.
I lay down the eight-notes using the Repeat button. Then I'd like to drop in 1/16 notes here and there, a few 1/16th triplets, and if I can stomach it, a burst of 1/32nd notes. But the result is a mess of off-beat dropouts. I have tried grouping and ungrouping the hi-hats: same result.
Here's a tutorial for how to do it on a Maschine.