Pitch bends can be used to create heavier drum sounds with the triangle channel.
I’ll save triangle kick drum instrument data for a future post. Right now, the best way recreate the examples in famitracker is with v0.3.8 beta. They’re adding new options to the arpeggio envelope that will allow you to fix pitches that aren’t relative to the starting note. Just learned this today!
(An Alberto González kick drum recreated)
This matters because the pitch bends on some of these kicks aren’t relative to the note they sustain on (it’s the same pitch bend down regardless if you wind up on a C or F). So in the v.0.3.7 release you’ll need two different instruments for the pitch bend and the melodic note. I’ll wait for the v.0.3.8 official release, but if you want to go ahead the beta is available publicly on the famitracker forums.