5. Processing our drums with effects
1 Let’s have some fun with our drum track. To loop a section, drag and highlight the area on the timeline, then select Time » Loop Selected Region (or use the Ctrl/Cmd-L shortcut). Next, find the Bit-8 Device in the Browser and drag it onto the Drum Machine track.
2 Given that we’re using a TR-909 kit, our drums are pretty old-school already. Now it’s positively crusty! We can utterly destroy the signal by cranking the Clock rate down to a miserable 1.87 kHz and jamming the Quantize level up to -25dB. Crunchy!
3 The sound is now gloriously industrial. Let’s give it space by dragging and dropping an instance of the included Reverb device to the right of 8-Bit. The default Room sound is fine, but a bit much, so dial the Reverb’s Mix level down to around 16% for some room ambience.