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Reggaeton isn’t just a music genre now, it’s a cultural sensation that has taken over the world. Infectious dance beat found in a lot of latin flavored contemporary music. It originated in Puerto Rico in the late 90’s, the latin island’s answer to Jamaica’s Dancehall style. Both those rhymes are based on the Bomba. This is just the basic kick and snare pattern as it is essential with the hi hat pattern is usually sparser missing Bpm is originally in the 90’s but it’s common to have tempos from anywhere between 85-125.
But what makes it so special? The beat. Reggaeton is based on a beat that become a staple in Latin music by today.
This is an example of a simple reggaetone beat pattern.
How to create a Reggaetone beat in Amped Studio?
Drum Editor is an addition to a well known Amped Studio beats creation tool such as Drumpler. Drum Editor was created to give newbie or experienced beatmakers the opportunity to make drum beats instantly on the internet. Drum Editor was designed with easy-to-understand functionality and it works based on the Drumpler and the Drum kit selected in it. Each sample can be modified within Drumpler in such parameters as velocity, pan, pitch, length. Drum Editor grid let you to create Drum patterns up to 16 Bars. If you want to replace any sample in the Drum Kit, simply drag and drop a new sample into a particular pad on Drumpler, or to the list with sample titles in the Drum Editor view.
- Begin by choosing a tempo of a project around 90-100 bpm and time signature of 4/4;
- Recreate a pattern as you see above made of kick and snare;
- Incorporate percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, shakers and tambourines to add complexity and groove to the beat;
- Use synthesizer or keyboard to add melody and harmony to the beat. Common sounds used in Reggaeton include brass, plucked strings and synth leads;
- Add audio effects such as reverb, delay or others to enhance the sound and add texture;
- Pay attention to the dynamic range of the beat, ensuring that it has a balanced mix of loud and quiet sections to keep the listener engaged;
- Play around with different elements and experiment until you are happy with the final result.
Reggaeton beat is so infectious that other music genres have started using it too. Here are some related music genres based on the same beat.
Dembow is a spin-off of Reggaeton that uses the same beat but with more emphasis on the bassline. It originated in Jamaica and was brought to Puerto Rico where it fused with Reggaeton. Dembow also features a lot of electronic sounds and samples, making it a popular choice in clubs.
This is the Trinidadian beat that was a modern take on the original english speaking Carribean pop beat, the Calypso. The name is a combination of Soul and Calypso. Modern Soca electronica is a happy, bounce-y beat that is played anywhere between 115-135bpms.
3. Latin Trap
Latin Trap incorporates the beat of Reggaeton with trap music elements like heavy basslines, loud synths, and aggressive lyrics. It started gaining popularity in the early 2010s and has since become a staple in Latin America’s urban music scene. Latin Trap artists like Bad Bunny and Anuel AA have merged traditional Latin American music with modern-day hip-hop and R&B.
Moombahton is a fusion of Reggaeton and Dutch House music. It was created by Dutch DJ/Producer Dave Nada in 2009 when he slowed down the tempo of a Dutch House track to match the tempo of a Reggaeton song. Moombahton has now become a global phenomenon and has been embraced by DJs and producers around the world.
Tropipop is a blend of Reggaeton and traditional Colombian music styles like Cumbia and Vallenato. It emerged in Colombia in the late 2000s and quickly spread throughout Latin America. Tropipop is characterized by its upbeat tempo, catchy melodies, and lyrics that often talk about love and heartbreak.
In conclusion, Reggaeton has birthed many different music genres that use the same beat to create new sounds that are unique to their cultures. These genres have become increasingly popular, not only in Latin America but around the world. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Latin American music or modern-day hip-hop and R&B, there’s something for everyone in this musical family tree.
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