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Programming Beats

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-206-112

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Course Description

10-206-112 PROGRAMMING BEATS ...concept of rhythm, utilizing drums and percussion in various styles with Drummer Tracks and Ultrabeat-Logic's beat creation interface. Musical feel as well as quantizing and expression are explored.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Examine the different components of drumbeats used in popular music, including drums, cymbals, percussion, and electronic samples and loops
  2. Explore Drummer Tracks in Logic
  3. Apply the mechanics of playing real drums to writing realistic MIDI beats
  4. Create drum beats using different types of MIDI controllers and techniques, including real-time and programmed beats
  5. Compose drum patterns and fills that work well with the rest of the groove and support your song structure
  6. Examine common rhythms and tempos in popular music styles
  7. Mix drums for maximum punch and presence, using time-tested EQ, compression, and plug in effects techniques
  8. Employ cutting edge production techniques to song mixes
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