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Drum Track Construction Tools

The Motif XS offers a wide variety of tools for Drum Track Construction. Although there are no strict rules about how you go about composing your musical compositions, it is a fairly standard practice to begin by building the tracks up from the bottom up. This often means constructing a basic drum groove on which to build the composition. This article is not meant to dictate how you should work, but is intended to make you aware of some of the powerful tools at your disposal. Read through it and I am sure you will discover something that might be of use to you at some point in using the Motif XS.

What’s covered in this POWER USER article (PDF):

• What is a Drum Voice and how is it different from a Normal Voice?
• Recording a basic drum groove in SONG mode
• Recording your own original drum Pattern
• What is a PATTERN Phrase and what is PATTERN Patch?
• Using the REMIX function to create variations
• What is Divide Drum Track?
• Extract and Mix Track Jobs
• Quantize: Before or After
• Swing Quantize and the Play FX
• Normalizing Play FX
• Building a custom Drum Kit
• Editing individual drum keys
• One Sequencer Many (related) Jobs
• Routing Drums to individual Outputs
• Using a Drum Kit Voice for Audio Loops

Download PDF here: DrumConstruction.pdf