One of the best ways to avoid repetitive drums in your compositions is by using fills to break up and accent drum patterns. Trap, as a genre, is particularly good at using snare fills. That inspired me to make this instrument rack for creating quick trap style pitched drum fills. It also happens to work great for making glitchy drum fills, and trappy hi hat patterns too. Just drop in a sample and turn a couple knobs. The rack is for Ableton Live 9, and works with Push.
Peep the video above for a tutorial, and click here to download the free Ableton rack.
To install the rack, simply drag it into your user library in Ableton Live, under this directory:
user library/presets/instrument racks