Just out of interest, I'm wondering what type of quantize and swing settings other mpc2000/xl users use for house tracks?
I know quantize isn't some sort of magic that can make a week track sound great but, particulary on hihat paterns I often struggle to find that nice sort of rolling vibe.
Even when I find a nice drum loop, decide to chop it up and try to replicate the exact drum sequence I can't always get the sense of forward momentum of the original loop
I often do this just becouse, I think that's a nice beat and I want to learn how to program that type of beat.
So, not strictly bitting.
but using it as tenplate of 'this is how it should sound when done correctly'
I'v done experiments shifting the hats forward and backwards, using diffrent volocitys on each note, quantizising them etc. Never quite sounds the same.
So maybe you cats have advice?
I never quantize the bass drum or snares much....perhaps it's that?