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Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer

Lesson 3 from: Songwriting in Logic Pro X for Electronic Music Production

Tomas George

Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer

Lesson 3 from: Songwriting in Logic Pro X for Electronic Music Production

Tomas George

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3. Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer

<b>In this lesson, you will learn about Making Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer.</b>


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Writing Drums and Bass Part Introduction


Making Drums Beats with Ultrabeat


Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer


Writing Bass Parts - Part 1


Writing Bass Parts - Part 2


Writing Drums and Bass Parts Assignment


Writing Chords Introduction


Writing Chords


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Beats with Ultrabeat and Drummer

OK. So now we can actually go on to the drummer instruments. All we have to do is create new instruments and then choose drummer. We have different genres and output as this is mainly for electronic music. Let's go down to electronic and then hit crate. So if you're new to actually the drummer instruments, you have the genre here, then you have the drummer, you can choose different types of drummers. Let's choose this one again. Then we have the kit, we can choose big room or Radiance. OK? So you click through here and get a lot more detail for the effects, the different instruments, the different drums. So we can change the mix, which I think is quite interesting. It's quite useful as well. We could choose a different kick so we can hear the kick if we're clicking it. So we can add distortion, add some crust distortion. OK. So that's one thing you can go through and mess around with. And then we have a XY pad here. So we have loud, complex, soft and simple. So we can actually just dra...

g this around. This has been recorded by logic and some of the other genres have actually been recorded with real life drummers. Of course, the electronic one is all Simpson samples. Then we can add percussion here, have different rhythms, different patterns. And then we have a follow feature here which I find really interesting. So we're going to get this to follow the deep house kit. So it's going to follow the ultra beat drums that we looked at previously, we can add more fills, we can actually swing this as well. One of the main reasons I actually want to do this is to have this drummer follow the deep house kit, follow our ultra beat drums. And so we can add some more patterns on top of it. So we're actually going to delete some of the kicks and the snares and just use this more for effects. So let's add on a shaker. Let's turn off the kick, turn off the snare, let's just play this so we can go through here. It actually lights up which ones are being played so we can go through and change some of these effects. Now, add some noise, turn off that noise cos I don't really think it works. I like this clap though. You can always go back and change the pitch later on. I'm not actually too sure what the pitch of the track's going to be. Now, we can change the pan notice if you're wearing headphones or using monitors, it's going into different speakers sen that's not being triggered right now. Add swing as well. That sounds quite cool. You can hear the space in between the hit snow. You can actually go back to ultra beat and add swing to this as well, which I find quite interesting. Let's just go back to this. OK. These really complement each other. Now, I'm going to delete the second one. Let's hear them together. And what we can do now is actually go into drummer and we actually drag this onto a midi track. So we have more customization. So I'm gonna play around with this a bit more and move it down to soft and complex. OK? And now I'm going to hit this plus button here, create new software instruments. OK? And then we're going to go to drum kits and choose one of these here. Let's try Electro Bump, let's hear this. And you notice it's changed to me the information I don't really like this kit though. So let's change it to another one. OK. Now you can go and edit this media information. Let's just zoom in here. If you zoom in further, it actually tells us the names of some of these drums on the side, which is very useful. So it's this low one that I don't really like the sound of believe it's up here, it's 808 base. The base part is gonna be something separate. So let's just drag this to Tonga. So let's get rid of this. It's low. Congo doesn't really work either mid con. And now we can actually go in and drag some of this information around and you make this leap a bit shorter. Do you think its too long personally? Ok. Nice. And then just use this loop function here. Now, we just kind of complemented the ultra beat with this drummer. Of course, you can use drummer to create your own beats from scratch. But I do think this method of actually using ultra beat with drummer would create a lot more customisable beats. If you're just using drummer, sometimes it isn't as flexible as using ultra beat. And I like to use drummer just to sit on top because one of my favorite features of drummer is the actual follow feature. So let's just have a listen to this now and now they've both been converted into media information. You can go into either of these and actually just change the information around, could even have a section where it's just this deep house kit, just the ultra beat and then this boutique 808 or the, the drum kit that was originally the drummer comes in later on. So this is great for arrangement too. So when we start to look at arrangement, you can just add separate sections in cos we don't really want it to be the same all the way through. Even with a lot of dance music, it is repetitive, but it's all about layers. It's all about arrangement. So we can just drag stuff over, hold down alt and then just create new sections can always color this slightly different. So if we hit Alton C, we can bring up this color board and I'm actually gonna go into this and change some stuff around. So let's get rid of the color board and this one I'm gonna move all these claps to. Hello Tom. This might sound a bit crazy, but let's hear. So it's just something different. Really? Let's try up to a high to OK. So now we have a few different sections just from Ultra Beat and from drummer. So, always remember to save your projects. Let's have a quick listen to this. And so this is basically our drum part that we created wherever the drummer and the other section always go in and change stuff around and customize different parts. So that's basically it. That's how you can create a beat in Logic Pro 10 with Ultra Beat and drummer.

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