Arturia's DrumBrute is a great, old school way to make beats that focuses on just the tools you need and nothing distracting. You can read our review of it here. But as a newcomer, where do you start? Luckily, Adam Pollard is here to show you! In this short video from the course Arturia DrumBrute 101: DrumBrute - Make Beats Now!, he guides you through the process of starting a simple beat from scratch.
Starting off by choosing a tempo, you'll see how to use the step input method to enter a pattern, and then how to tweak the sound of each individual drum element to shape your kit. DrumBrute is after all a multi-voice drum synthesizer so you have complete control over not just the beats but their sound as well. By the end of this short video you will have all the basics of programming a simple beat. Check out the other videos in this course for a full rundown of all the features of Arturia's DrumBrute!
Arturia’s DrumBrute follows the path of classic analog drum machines from the ’80s, but with a modern twist. You can easily connect it to your computer via USB, and play it live with its extensive hands-on control. In this in-depth 25-tutorial course, Adam Pollard (aka Multiplier) covers all its features inside out and reveals how to tame this analog beat monster.
Right from the start, Adam gets down to business by giving an overview of the DrumBrute interface and showing how to lay down an effective moombahton beat. From there, you dive, fingers first, into the step sequencer, where you learn how to create, save and chain patterns to build full songs. You learn how to create movement and groove with the swing feature, how to add randomness to your beats, and how to master the Roller, Looper and Step Repeat features. The course is also full of cool techniques and workflow tips, such as how to use polyrhythms, how to create basslines with your DrumBrute, how to use the MIDI Control Center software, and a lot more…
So sit back and enjoy this 25-tutorial course with the awesome Adam Pollard, and get your creative juice flowing with Arturia’s DrumBrute!