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10. Creating fills with Cubase’s LoopMash FX
1 Available in Cubase, LoopMash FX is a version of LoopMash that can be used as a standard plugin effect. Here’s a project in which the drums are just a single loop. Insert LoopMash FX across the drum track by clicking the track’s insert slot and selecting LoopMash FX.
2 Create a new MIDI track. Then, in the Inspector, set MIDI output routing to Drums: Ins 1. LoopMash FX – MIDI In. Play your MIDI keyboard and you’ll see the performance key indicators light up. Each key triggers an effect, from repeats and stutters to reverse, vinyl and staccato.
3 Set the track playing and record your input triggers to create fills at the appropriate points. You can also use MIDI keystrokes to change the timebase of effects. It’s easy to adjust placement and length of your triggers after you’ve recorded them in the piano roll.