Featured FL Studio Tutorial:
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In this tutorial you will learn how to make snare rolls in FL studio. Creating snare rolls is very important to add variation to your beats. They can be used to create transitions between parts of the beat and create a buildup effect to the next section of the beat. Snare rolls typically occur near the end of a bar but can be used in other sections of your beat if you choose.
In order to make snare rolls interesting, there are a couple things that you should do. One important thing you can do is chop up the hits so that each hit is not the same length. This will give your snare rolls a speeding up or slowing down effect.
Another important element of the snare roll is breaking up the pattern and leaving some spaces between pants to create dynamic combinations of snare rolls. A lot of producers just create snare hits that hit on every beat and it doesn’t really add much to the snare roll. Creating slightly more complex patterns by using gaps between them will make them much more unique and sound more like a real drummer.
The next thing you should consider is creating pitched snare rolls. This type of snare roll typically descends in pitch as the fill plays. This can create a very nice effect on the snare and I really like to use this technique when transitioning between sections of beat.
In the tutorial above you will see exactly how this process is completed. Snare rolls are not overly complicated and can really add a lot to your beats. Follow this tutorial and you will be on your way to making great sounding fills starting now.