1. Make sure them 808’s bang! ( and are in tune )
2. Program your hi-hats right after your Kicks
3. Stack your claps and snares.
4. Stack your 808’s and Kicks
5. Start with simple rhythms and master those first.
6. Study the hottest songs out:
A. Break down the kick pattern and replicate it
B. Break down the snare pattern and replicate it
C. Break down the hi-hat pattern and replicate it
D. Study the percussion patterns and replicate it
Doing all of these things consistently with each beat will help you level up your sound immediately!