Join JK Swopes for an in-depth discussion in this video Making your first simple drum pattern, part of MASCHINE: Beat Making.
- A good way to apply your knowledge of bars, beats…and tempos is to make your simple drum beat.…So let's take a look using real time as well…as step record to make a simple beat.…First we want to set the tempo.…Most of the time, I use tap tempo,…but if not you can hold, and change the tempo this way.…If you want to hear the tempo, press…play and turn on the metronome.…(metronome beats)…Having the metronome play allows you to kind of…get an idea for the tempo of the song and…demo some of the patterns that you may want to play.…
(metronome beats)…(drum beats)…Once you have a basic idea of what you want to put in,…remember you can turn on quantize…by holding shift and pressing grid.…We'll leave record quantize on,…we'll go into our grid, and let's set it to sixteenths.…
Hold shift and press record.…(metronome and drum beats)…Now let's say for a hi-hat, we want to go into step mode.…That means wherever I touch,…it's going to put in a hi-hat for me.…(drums play)…You can see since one-sixteenths,…each one of these steps represents a…
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