Using the new Beat Sequencer
1 Sound browser
To start using the Beat Sequencer, tap the ‘Browser’ button to view the main Sound browser before swiping along to Drums and then tapping the ‘Beat Sequencer’ button.
2 Beat Sequencer
Beat Sequencer opens on an empty grid, consisting of beat blocks, or ‘steps’, that toggle looping rows of drum kit pieces on or off. The Modern 808 kit is selected by default.
3 Custom beats
You simply tap grid steps to light them
‘on’ manually so they sound the corresponding kit piece for each row on any given 1/16 beat step, tapping them again to turn off.
The grid loops, so once you have a desired repeating pattern built up you can tap the power ‘standby’ button below to preview playback, while still toggling steps to edit.
5 Kit switching
You can change the selected drum kit and the sound of each kit piece by tapping the name in the lower-left corner. Select a kit from the menu or simply swipe left/right to cycle.
6 Pre-set patterns
An expandable collection of pre-built patterns is also available. Tap the adjacent ‘Patterns’ button to tap a thumbnail and load a desired pattern, with all fully customisable.
7 Row settings
Tapping a drum kit piece shows Row Settings. Here you can not only delete or reset rows but also change the Kit Piece to a range of other percussions such as Cowbell.
8 Attack velocity
Among the five buttons in the right corner is Velocity. Tap this to show the velocity levels of each step, pressing and holding to drag the levels and raise or lower volume.
9 Press record
Finally, you actually capture your beats to a song by tapping the ‘Record’ button in the control bar above, pressing ‘Play’ to stop. The recorded part appears within Tracks view.