Lesson 1 – Sequencing 101 – The Basics
In this tutorial, we are looking at creating a remix of the track ‘Shape of you’ by Ed Sheeran. We will cover the basics of sequencing and you will get to know your way around Logic X. The remix should be in an Urban style at 96 bpm
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|Step 1 – Introduction. Choose the style and tempo|
|Step 2 – Choose the Ultrabeat. Insert the Ultrabeat plugin into a new channel strip|
|Step 3 – Using the browser. Keep an eye of the small triangle next to the channel strip – this signifies what the library browser will be searching|
|Step 4 – Inputting the MIDI. Try entering the notes in real time. Don’t worry too much about getting the pattern exactly right.|
|Step 5 – Quantising the MIDI. Quantise the pattern to 1/16th.|
|Step 6 – Copying the MIDI notes. Use the Option key to move and copy individual notes|
|Step 7 – Changing the velocity. Use the MIDI transform function to ‘Fix velocity’|
|Step 8 – Changing the note length. Use the MIDI transform function to ‘Fix note length’|
|Step 9 – Editing the MIDI Notes. Use your ears to create an interesting basic drum pattern.|
|Step 10 – Building the drum groove. Create some new tracks with new drum sounds. Try the EXS24 sampler and add some TR-808 percussion. Try adding some more sound with different grooves and timbres|
|Step 11 – Using Swing Quantise. Swing quantise is used to make the drum groove start to feel funkier and dance-like. Try the 1/16th Swing D or C.|
|Step 12 – Adding more drum elements. Add an extra low kick drum using the Ultrabeat.|
|Step 13 – Making a drum variation using the piano roll. Use Step-time to input a 16th Hi-hat pattern.|
Why is quantising the MIDI notes a good idea?
It corrects any timing mistakes that there may be.
What key do you use to copy objects and notes in Logic X?
The Option Key.
What is MIDI velocity?
Velocity is how hard the keyboard is struck. It has a value of 0-127. It effects how loud the note played is.
What two functions are used to control the velocity and note length is this example?
MIDI transform, fixed note length and fixed velocity
What does swing quantise do?
It adds a swing groove to the drum beat. This can help the beat sound less mechanical.