DRUM MACHINE PATTERNS PDF

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DRUM MACHINE. PATTERNS. By RENÉ-PIERRE BARDET. A Collection of Contemporary rhythm patterns to program into your drum machine. A subreddit dedicated to sharing technical information, tips'n'tricks and knowledge on the production of Techno Music. Please keep the self. Drum Machine Pattern For The Roland TR Drum Machine Pattern. Drum Machine Patterns From Classic Drum Machines.


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Open the Director by pressing Alt-D, or Tools- Director : The Director is your best friend when you need a quick overview of what Hydrogen is currently doing. This comes in very handy when you are recording a song, or if you are using Hydrogen live on stage. The Director shows you the song name, a visual metronome and of course the song Tags.

Just below the metronome you can see the latest tag, and below that the next upcoming tag.

This way you have a nice overview of what is going on, and what is about to happen in the song 5. Copy : will copy the selected pattern to a new pattern in your song. Note that patterns with the same name are not allowed. Delete : will completely remove the selected pattern from the song. Properties : will open a window where you can change the name of the pattern and also assign it to a certain category.

Note that you can choose one of the existing categories from the dropdown list, but you can also enter a new category name in the Pattern Category box. Load Pattern : will open the selected pattern in the Pattern Editor. Save Pattern : will open the selected pattern in the Pattern Editor. Virtual Pattern : will open the selected pattern in the Pattern Editor. Virtual patterns are a convenient way of grouping patterns together.

For example, say you have a song in which three patterns are always played together at the start of each bar. Previously, the way to do this in the pattern matrix was to explicitly enable the three patterns at each bar. With virtual patterns we can assign a pattern to be a sort of meta-pattern that implicitly invokes these three patterns together when the new virtual pattern is enabled in the pattern matrix.

This way, we only need to set one pattern every bar, instead of three. Virtual patterns provide a function that's similar to the regular pattern editor, and one could argue that since a virtual pattern is also a regular pattern, we could have just merged the three patterns into this new one.

However, the advantage that virtual patterns provide is that if one of the original three patterns changes, the virtual pattern automatically inherits the change. A virtual pattern can also invoke other virtual patterns.

Exporting your song Once your song is finished you can export it to an audio file. This audio file can then be played on your favorite media player or imported in an other audio application. Export a song To export a song you need to do 3 things: Enter a name and location for the export file in the 'Export filename' field Select one of the available templates e. CD, DAT Once all these settings have been configured all you need to do is click the 'Export' button and Hydrogen will generate the requested files.

This is a know limitation of the current versions including 0. The Pattern Editor can be used in 2 modes : 'Drum' mode or 'Piano' mode. If you are working in Stacked Pattern Mode you will hear the active pattern s , not necessarily the pattern you are currently editing.

The active patterns have a small triangle next to the pattern name in the Song Editor. Pattern Editor in Drum mode 6. Pattern Editor Controls SIZE : lets you choose the size of the pattern the number of bars RES : this is the current grid resolution 4 through 64 Remember this constraint concerning the grid: if you are working with a resolution of 16 you can't go back to 8 and remove a 16th note.

On the other hand if you are working with a resolution of 8 and you try to insert a note in the middle of two bars looking for a 16 bars precision , notes will be placed in the previous or in the following 8th bar. This constraint can be removed if you disable the whole grid resolution choose "off" from the grid resolution LCD control.

How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)

Now you'll be able to place notes wherever you prefer. HEAR : when enabled Hydrogen will play the sample as it's being added to the pattern.

When enabled the beats inserted will automatically respect the grid resolution currently applied. If you set it to Instrument the keys of your midi keyboard will trigger the instrument that is currently selected. The pitch of the instrument will follow the key you press on your keyboard.

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This feature is mainly used for non-drum instruments. An example : if you use a sample of a piano for one of your instruments, you will be able to 'play' that piano instrument using your keyboard just like you are playing a piano synth.

Pattern Editor Drumkit The section on the left shows you what drumkit is currently selected GMkit by default and below that you can see the instruments that are part of this kit.

Each instrument has its own set of features that are accessible by right-clicking the instrument.

From the context menu that pops up you can select Clear notes : to remove all notes for this instrument in this pattern. Fill notes : this allows you to fill up the pattern with notes for the selected instrument.

Randomize velocity : automatically apply a pseudo-random velocity to each note of that instrument in the pattern. Doing so will not change anything to the sequence you have created for that instrument, nor will it change anything to the song or pattern you are working on. It will however, have an impact on the MIDI note mapping : in the table below you can find the link between the instrument position, the MIDI note and the qwerty keyboard keys.

Important Notes : The name of the instrument depends on the drumkit that is loaded. This list below refers to the GMkit that is loaded by default.

Try to follow the GM midi standard as accurately as possible. This will ensure that switching between drumkits goes smoothly. You are of course free to place your instruments anywhere in your drumkit, and sometimes it isn't even possible to follow the GM standard, but it makes life a lot easier if you do.

Here's a quick reference of the above bindings for your convenience.

Pattern Editor Sequence area This is where it all happens, this is where you can make music :- In this area you can see your selected pattern and add notes for any instrument. Where you can add notes depends on the used pattern size and resolution. If you are using Hydrogen as a pure 'drum' you just want Hydrogen to 'hit' the instrument wherever there's a 'dot' in the pattern.

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If you are using Hydrogen as an 'instrument', the length of the note becomes very important. There are 2 ways to define the length of a note : in 'Note Length' mode you can add a note by left-cliking, and you can 'stretch' that note by right-click-dragging it. This will change the dot into a rectangle that represents the duration of that note.

In 'Note Off' mode you can also add a note by left-clicking, but a right-click will now add a blue dot that represents the end of that note. This is probably a more musical way of creating a pattern, but it's up to you to decide what works best for you.

Once an instrument is selected the note properties for this instrument will be shown in the form of vertical lines in the bottom window. The lines represent the value for the selected property of each note of the selected instrument. You can select another note-property from the note property drop-down list located bottom-left.

There are 4 note properties available : Velocity : how hard the note is played the volume of the note Note that the color of the note-dot and the vertical bar will change according to the velocity value you have defined.

A light shade of gray means a low velocity low volume and the higher you set the velocity the darker the color will be, turning red when you reach the point of clipping. The range is ca. It's a groove thing ;- Notekey : if you select this note parameter the area where you can modify the parameter will change into a 'piano keyboard' The striped black and white area represents a piano keyboard and in the gray area you can choose the octave.

By placing a dot on the octave scale and a dot on the 'keyboard' you can choose any note. If you are using Hydrogen as an instrument there is a big chance that the Piano mode is for you.

It gives you a complete 'piano keyboard' so you can easily put down your tunes. You can compare the Piano mode to the Note properties Notekey described above , only here you have a complete piano keyboard, so you dont have to select the octave first.

Pattern Editor in Piano mode 7. The Hydrogen Mixer works very much like a hardware mixer does : it lets you set the volume, pan, FX and several other things for every instrument. The Mixer 7. The play button lets you trigger the instrument at maximum velocity handy for checking clipping , and the trig led lights up whenever this instrument is triggered from the song sequence, or by an external midi controller.

This is also the instrument that is selected in the pattern editor. Another early example of electronic drums used by a rock group, is Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd , from early in The first album on which a drum machine produced all the percussion was Kingdom Come 's Journey , recorded in November using a Bentley Rhythm Ace. Miles Davis ' live band began to utilize a drum machine in played by percussionist James Mtume , which can be heard on Dark Magus Osamu Kitajima 's progressive psychedelic rock album Benzaiten also utilized drum machines, and one of the album's contributors, Haruomi Hosono , [12] would later start the electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra as "Yellow Magic Band" in For example, a snare drum or maraca sound would typically be created using a burst of white noise whereas a bass drum sound would be made using sine waves or other basic waveforms.

This meant that while the resulting sound was not very close to that of the real instrument, each model tended to have a unique character.

For this reason, many of these early machines have achieved a certain "cult status" and are now sought after by producers for use in production of modern electronic music , most notably the Roland TR In , Eko released the ComputeRhythm , which was the first programmable drum machine.

The user could also push punch cards with pre-programmed rhythms through a reader slot on the unit. In ,[ citation needed ] Ace Tone released the Rhythm Producer FR that enables the modification of the pre-programmed rhythm patterns.

In , a simpler version with four sounds, Boss DR, was released. It also featured revolutionary rhythmic concepts such as swing factors, shuffle, accent, and real-time programming, all of which have since rooted themselves in beat box technology. Prince bought one of the very first LM-1s and used it on nearly all of his most popular albums, including and Purple Rain. Many of the drum sounds on the LM-1 were composed of two chips that were triggered at the same time, and each voice was individually tunable with individual outputs.

Due to memory limitations, a crash cymbal sound was not available except as an expensive third-party modification. A cheaper version of the LM-1 was released in called the LinnDrum.

Like its predecessor the LM-1, it featured swappable sound chips. It was feared the LM-1 would put every session drummer in Los Angeles out of work and it caused many of L. Linn even marketed the LinnDrum specifically to drummers. It became very popular in its own right, becoming a staple of the nascent hip-hop scene. Other manufacturers soon began to produce machines, e. It was one of the earliest programmable drum machines, with which users could create their own rhythms rather than having to use preset patterns.

Unlike the more expensive LM-1, the is completely analog , meaning its sounds are generated non-digitally via hardware rather than samples prerecorded sounds.CD, DAT Analyze them, experiment, and challenge yourself, because after all, that is whatwill set you apart from everyone else.

This meant that if the user were to perform for anyextended period of time, he would either have to repeat patterns often, or take frequent breaks to reload thememory of the machine. Again, here are 2 helpful rules to follow until you acquire your own fill technique. Quite to the contrary, it is entirelypossible. If it sounds like it lakes threearms to play, it probably will.

Well obviously, when fighting The Champ, you would like to get in many punches as quick aspossible because you may not be standing for very long. This sound is achieved by striking the outer edges of the Hi-hat cymbals while they are sandwiched together closed.

Theoretically, with a very large number of dots placed very close together, the dots would appear to formthe picture without having to connect them.

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