I need direction on how to make my own drum pattern I am a pianist new to the whole production thing and I am a Live owner can someone assist me

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hajiali3 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    Just load up a drum rack and see what works, you know what bars and beats are. It all depends what kind of music you want to make. Just load the drum rack up and enter notes in the editor with the draw tool.

    You can probably get some midi files of the net if need be.

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    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • jestermgee
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    To get a start on creating drum patterns, get some beat loops and load them into Live on a track. Right click on the loop and select "slice to MIDI" and set it to slice on transients (experiment with different settings). This will fill in a drum machine with samples and a pattern with all the samples all mapped out. Just experiment bu using these chopped samples and creating simple beats. You can then get more fancy by swapping out samples and adding FX.

    To get your "eye" for how to set out a drum pattern, load in another track with a new loop and play the loop and the drum track together. Try and fill in the elements of the loop by filling in the drum pattern (example, when you hear a bass drum, draw in a bass drum hit, same for the snares, same for hats etc). Hip-Hop or plain dance beats are easy to follow. Then you can just take away the loop and fiddle with what you have. Gets you going at least.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • jestermgee
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    To get a start on creating drum patterns, get some beat loops and load them into Live on a track. Right click on the loop and select "slice to MIDI" and set it to slice on transients (experiment with different settings). This will fill in a drum machine with samples and a pattern with all the samples all mapped out. Just experiment bu using these chopped samples and creating simple beats. You can then get more fancy by swapping out samples and adding FX.

    To get your "eye" for how to set out a drum pattern, load in another track with a new loop and play the loop and the drum track together. Try and fill in the elements of the loop by filling in the drum pattern (example, when you hear a bass drum, draw in a bass drum hit, same for the snares, same for hats etc). Hip-Hop or plain dance beats are easy to follow. Then you can just take away the loop and fiddle with what you have. Gets you going at least.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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