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  • Xygahyu
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    Joined: Jan 9th, 2012, 11:58
    Ultrabeat realtime patterns?
    Loving Steve H's Ultrabeat Unleashed! I want to learn about real time pattern recording with Ultrabeat. So am I correct, in the Ultrabeat sequencer you cannot record a pattern in real time? You must use step edit or a preset to make a pattern? If indeed the only way to record a beat pattern in real time is to use Logic's arrange window or piano roll in conjunction with Ultrabeat...can you still tweak your patterns with parameter offset sequencing? Can you take a real time pattern from the arrange window or piano roll and put it into Ultrabeat's sequencer? Thanks!!! ac
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Ultrabeat realtime patterns?
    Hi ac, Welcome to the forums! Unfortunately, you can't use a MIDI Controller to record patterns directly into Ultrabeat's sequencer... and you're not able to drag MIDI regions into it either :( If you know how to set up the Hyper Editor though, you can build a pretty nifty Drum Pattern Editor - more intuitive than using the Piano Roll... but not quite as visually appealing as Ultrabeat's built-in sequencer. You may be interested in Native Instrument's Maschine or Maschine Mikro (hardware and software) which is a very cool sequencer and more!
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  • Xygahyu
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    Joined: Jan 9th, 2012, 11:58
    Re: Ultrabeat realtime patterns?
    Thanks so much for the reply...and the advice. The Native Instruments module looks amazing. and Wow, that's a bummer about Ultrabeat's limitations, given the multitude of things you can do with it.. But I can use the Ultrabeat sounds to record into the arrange window in Logic right? Then mess with them in the hyper-editor? And the tweaking of the Ultrabeat module (LFO, osc, envelopes) will effect those sounds still? Do you know of a tutorial that has work-flow tips about making beats/patterns without using the UB's sequencer? Thanks again!!!
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Ultrabeat realtime patterns?
    Hey ac, Excuse the late reply! Yup. You're not alone in wishing that Ultrabeat had just a couple more features in place... which would make it an awesome Drum Instrument/Sampler/Sequencer... :) You can use UB as the instrument and record direct into Logic's sequencer and view it via the Arrange area, Piano Roll, Hyper Editor, Event List, Score Editor etc - they're just ways of viewing the data - but yes, essentially you can treat UB as if it were any regular instrument :) You can also manually input notes into UB's Step Sequencer and then drag the pattern to the Arrange area. In terms of drum/beat making tutorials... there are a few... what music are you into? Also, have you checked out The Hub (free daily tip and tutorial articles)? Here's a link to a search on "Drums + Beats". Have a browse through... am sure you'll find something of interest! [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/search?query=beat+AND+drum[/url] In terms of tutorial-videos... there's the Logic Mixing Electronica and Confessions of a DnB Producer which you may find of interest. Also check out the Maschine tuts in the Native Instrument section to get a sense of how cool Maschine is: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorials/native+instruments-suite[/url]
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  • GaryHiebner
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    Joined: May 6th, 2007, 12:54
    Re: Ultrabeat realtime patterns?
    Take a look here on how to use Ultrabeat and the Hyper Editor to build a drum pattern editor for Ultrabeat. [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/logic-pro/create-interesting-drum-patterns-in-logic-pros-hyper-editor[/url]
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