In this Section, we continue our deeper look at the Impulse Drum Machine Device. We will learn to load preset patches into Impulse,as well as learn how to load drum sounds into the Impulse and learn to build interesting custom kits. We create new empty MIDI clips and then begin to explore how to write engaging new beats and rhythms.
Notes on Instruments/ Impulse Drum Machine
Use Impulse to create your own beats to get away from using other producers loops.
Load Impulse Drum machine from the Library into an empty MIDI track
Load preset kits from Library.
Use “hot swapping” to audition different kits.
Each cell in the Impulse holds a different sample or drum hit.
Load in sounds in each cell separately from the Library to create a custom kit.
All of the controls in the Impulse are used for each sound separately.
Use Transposing to change pitch
Use Filter to filter frequencies in each sound
Input MIDI notes from your computer keyboard or MIDI controller into an empty MIDI clip in the Session
Quantize MIDI notes to snap the notes to the grid (Command U)
Utilize Velocity to “humanize” the volume of the MIDI notes in the drum pattern
Copy and Paste clips onto other new drum kits to make variation in your rhythm section.