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    Smartistic Licence

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Take greater advantage of Drum Machine Designer in Logic Pro X by customising Smart Controls.

    Techniques Jun 2015
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    Effective Drum Programming: Part 4

    Tips & Techniques

    Even a killer rhythm pattern won't make the grade if it's played with lacklustre sounds. In the concluding part of this series, Nicholas Rowland puts on his sound designer's head and explains how you can re-tread your tired timbres...

    Techniques May 1998
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    Effective Drum Programming: Part 3

    Tips & Techniques

    Nicholas Rowland explains how you can take advantage of your computerised drummer to generate effects that sound anything but human...

    Techniques Apr 1998
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    Effective Drum Programming: Part 2

    Tips & Techniques

    The debate's been going on for as long as drum machines have been around: can they really sound human? Nicholas Rowland takes jazz drumming as his test case and tries to find out.

    Techniques Mar 1998
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    Effective Drum Programming: Part 1

    Tips & Techniques

    If you're after a great rhythm section, these days it's very easy to whip up a great groove from a MIDI file disk. But an inside knowledge of how and why drum patterns work can help make you a better musician and get your rhythm section really working.

    Techniques Feb 1998
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