I call myself Jackn Bones because it’s an anagram of my full name
and I thought it sounded quite cool.
Some guy on facebook tried to nick that pseudonym off me once. I had to point out that if he was enough of a twonk to try and steal it as he thought it sounded cool, obviously he hadn’t bothered to work out the anagram, as he effectively tried to steal my full name….Doh!
Though I did have some trouble with plagiarism attempts, I didn’t have any trouble proving the originality of my work. I spent my spare time for last four years composing, recording and producing most of the material I’m working on STILL at the moment. I wanted my material to be recorded in the best quality it could so the listener can enjoy it as much as possible, so I learned how to sound engineer. Using a graphic equalizer on a specific sound in the mix with others is really easy, a bit more treble here, a bit more middle there, up a notch to bring it out in the mix, down a notch to reduce the treble and up a notch on the bassline.
The secret to my sound is to build a track around a great drum beat. The first thing you need is a GREAT drum sound to make a nice beat from. I use ‘All The Breaks’, on google drive. It has ALL the best classic break-beats we all know and love and MANY new ones to download. I also use classic breaks from ‘Crate Kings 300 Breaks,’ like the drum sounds from Synthetic Substitution by Melvin Bliss, which I sampled for my track Arsenic, and I’m still working on now.
Once you have a great drum loop, with chunky phat drum sounds, you can snip it up into single hit drum sounds, bass drum, snare, hi-hat, semi-snare, muffled (quieter and/or shorter) bass drum etc. This can be done on any waveform editing software such as Sound Forge, Wave Lab or Audacity. These are all available for free download from a number of sites. You can google search any of these pieces of software and other more professional waveform editors include Adobe Audition, which is considered top of the range.
The secret to the great beat rhythm is in the CHIKKA CHIKKA rhythm. The hi-hat is the CHI, and the semi-snare (quieter snare and or Rim Shot) is the KA. These can be placed, alternating hi- hat then semi- snare on the 3rd and 4th beat and/or the hi-hat on the 7th beat then the semi-snare on the 8th beat.
Listen to Jackn Bones’ track ‘Love Is The Cure’ which reached No.1
in the ReverbNation charts: