Lesson 2 – Sequencing 101 – The Bassline
In this tutorial, we will use the ESM Monophonic Bass synth for our bass line. The aim is to write two separate bass lines that will us to build an AB structure for our remix composition
This lesson will cover,
|Continuous controller||List editor|
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|Step 1 – The ESM Monophonic Bass Synth. The ESM is designed as a bass synth and is a good starting point for creating heavy electronic bass sounds.|
|Step 2 – Writing the bassline. Make use of Pitch bend or modulation in order to make use of MIDI continuous controllers. This is NOT Logic automation.|
|Step 3 – Editing the MIDI Data. Take a look at the list editor, where you can see all the different types of information relating to the MIDI data. Also use the MIDI Draw page.|
|Step 4 – Writing a bassline variation. Make a variation that lifts the track. It could be faster paced or more intense in some way|
By this point you should have completed,
Two drum variations with at least one fill or break
Two variations of the bassline.
If you have done this then proceed to lesson 3
What does monophonic mean?
Only one note can be played at a time
How can you edit pitch bend?
By using the MIDI Draw window or the List editor.
What is meant by an AB structure in a composition?
It means there are two distinct sections within the composition.