Novembeat 2020 – Day 9 Novembeat 2020 - Day 9 I really like the Roland MC-101. It doesn't have a funky sequencer like the Elektron boxes. It only has 4 tracks. And the menu system is kind of a pain. But, it has literally thousands of excellent presets. It handles samples wonderfully (both loops and one shots). Each track can do … Continue reading Novembeat 2020 – Day 9

Novembeat 2020 – Day 8 Novembeat 2020 - Day 8 I learned a valuable lesson today: check your levels before hitting record! The first take of this recording, I had the volume too high, and when I started adding reverb, the bass part started horribly clipping. I didn't really hear it in the headphones, but once I dropped the … Continue reading Novembeat 2020 – Day 8

Novembeat 2020 – Day 6 Tonight, I wanted to do a jam that had a more defined chord progression. So, I made some piano chord samples in Reason's Radical Piano plugin. I know just enough music theory to figure out scales and chords, but my hands aren't so dexterous on a keyboard...I learned note playing on xylophone and marimba … Continue reading Novembeat 2020 – Day 6