Discover Bill Burgess' deep secrets about the dark “art” of programming drums while simultaneously learning how Native Instrument’s classic drum machine Battery 3 works. It's like getting two tutorials for the price of one! Check it out...
Battery 3 is one of the deepest, baddest drum machines in the Native Instruments arsenal of synths. You’ve got layers upon layers of sounds and multitudes of control parameters. But what do you do with them? How do you harness all this power to create your own unique beats? Well, that’s exactly what this tutorial will teach you.
You see, there’s no better way to learn Battery 3 than by having a Master Beat Maker like Bill Burgess show you how he makes his beats. So not only will you learn all the artistic and rhythmic techniques that a seasoned drum programmer uses to make his percussion tracks come alive, but Bill also shows you how he takes control of Native Instruments’ drum technology to squeeze out every ounce of power from Battery 3's supercharged beat engine.
So if you want to know more about what makes Battery 3 tick or want to learn the theory behind how the pros program their beats, this tutorial will inspire you to explore new ways to power up you rhythm tracks!
Table of Contents: 1. What to Expect 2. Stickings 3. Accents and Articulations 4. Quantizing 5. Ghost Notes - Part 1 6. Ghost Notes - Part 2 7. Fills & Gear Shifting 8. Attributes of Great Drummers 9. Linear Grooves - Part 1 10. Linear Grooves - Part 2 11. Swung Time & Straight Time 12. Downbeats, Upbeats and Transformational Syncopation 13. Missed Beat Syncopation 14. Attributes of Great Programmers 15. Loading & Saving Kits 16. Remapping Cells For Playability 17. Layering & Fattening Samples 18. Tuning & Panning Samples 19. Volume & Pitch Envelopes 20. Echo & Loop Effects 21. Audio Processing for Samples 22. Modulation Effects 23. Flam's, Drags, Ruffs and Release Strokes 24. Voice & Choke Groups 25. Alternating Effects 26. Going Mental with Latch & Retrigger 27. Beat Mode & Sliced Loop Kits 28. Audio Processing for Kits 29. Mapping Battery to Knobs & Faders 30. Routing Battery to Multiple Output Channels 31. Two Last Tricks- Whip Snaps & Stick Clicks