Join JK Swopes for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding groove to your beats with swing, velocity, and note location, part of MASCHINE: Beat Making.
- You can quickly change the feel or groove…of your beat by altering things like…note position, velocity, or using swing.…Even if you can't play it exactly how you…want in real time, you can always go back…and manually dial in exactly how…you want your beats to sound.…Even something as simple as changing the velocity…of your drums can really change to overall feel.…So, let's take a look at this.…In order to see all your velocity settings,…you want to hit this button down here.…You can see all your notes on the bottom.…We can go in and adjust these directly.…
But first, let's go to the groove section,…and deal with the swing,…and you'll notice that everything still…deals with those note divisions.…So right now, we're dealing with this cycle…let's turn it up, actually, let's play it first.…and let you hear without the swing.…(beat plays)…So swing can give your beats more…of a lazy feel, it moves your notes…on and off the grid a little bit.…
If you listen closely…(beat plays, softer, rythmic)…and if you invert, it's going to…
In Chapter 3, JK uses the same techniques to make a new sample-based track—a great way to make custom sounds you won't hear anywhere else. Start watching to learn how to make your own beats with MASCHINE.
- Quantizing beats to align notes
- Making a simple drum pattern
- Adding groove to beats
- Using MASCHINE expansions
- Creating melodies
- Adding bass, percussion, and FX
- Creating pattern variations
- Arranging songs
- Making beats from samples