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10. Cre­at­ing fills with Cubase’s LoopMash FX

Computer Music - - Make Music Now / Arrange Tracks Like A Pro -

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.

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