2. Get­ting started with Drum Ma­chine

Computer Music - - Make Music Now / Bitwig Studio 2 8-Track -

1 Let’s start our first project. Go­ing in, we get a num­ber of op­tions, one be­ing to cre­ate a new project. Select that one and our project opens in the Ar­range View – fa­mil­iar if you’ve ever used any other lin­ear DAW. To ad­just set­tings, click the Bitwig Dash­board icon in the cen­tre of the ti­tle bar.

2 Back in the Ar­range View, there are two tracks cre­ated by de­fault: one is an In­stru­ment Track, the other is an Au­dio Track. To the right, we find the Browser. Click­ing the left­most wid­get at the top gives us ac­cess to all of our De­vices, in­clud­ing third-party plu­g­ins. Click the red Bitwig logo.

3 Now all of Bitwig Stu­dio 8-Track’s many De­vices are dis­played in the bot­tom sec­tion. The greyed-out ti­tles are only avail­able in the full ver­sion or demo mode. Find the Drum Ma­chine de­vice and drag it onto our ex­ist­ing In­stru­ment Track. The in­stru­ment’s in­ter­face will show up in the bot­tom sec­tion.

4 There are plenty of ways to pop­u­late the Drum Ma­chine’s pads with sounds. You can add your own sam­ples or cre­ate sounds from scratch us­ing syn­the­sis. Click­ing the folder on the left of the Drum Ma­chine will al­low us to nav­i­gate to a pre­set kit. Lo­cate the Leg­end 909 Nor­mal Kit and click OK.

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