Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a demo beat, part of Songwriting in Pro Tools.
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…When you want to put a song idea down quickly, knowing how to make…a beat or find a drum loop that fits the song, is important.…This movie is a crash course in getting a beat into your song.…So, I already got one drum track in here with expand on it.…However, I want to add a couple more virtual instruments,…and show you some options that we have on Pro Tools.…So I'm going to Right Click on this, choose Duplicate.…And I'll take out all of this stuff here, all we need is really the sends…that we're going to keep on there, so we have reverb and delay if we want it.…
And I'm going to choose two duplicates.…So now I've got two stereo instrument tracks where we can add other instruments.…So down on this one I'm going to add structure free which is a sampler and…then on this one I'll add boom, and this is like a virtual drum machine.…So we have a number of options, and whatever we choose…kind of depends on the style of the music that we're making.…Now Boom is an instrument that's good for making Hip Hop, R&B and EDM beats, has…
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