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I typically begin my projects by programming a reference drum beat first, so in order to do that, we're going to need to create an instrument track. From the Instruments window I will select Impact and drag it onto the Arrange window. Next I will select a preset from Impact's list of presents, and I will choose Balkin lines. (MUSIC). Excellent. I'm seeing MIDI input from my keyboard. (MUSIC). Before I record I'll briefly turn on Input Quantize, I'll cover this more in an upcoming movie, but what it will do is allow the MIDI that I'm inputting, to automatically sync to the grid. And I'll choose 8th note.
I'll double click and name the track, Drums 1, my metronome is on. And I'll go ahead and record. (SOUND) We'll take a listen back. (MUSIC) That drum beat's going to work very well, as I begin to build out the rest of what will become the shell of my song.
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