Drum Machine Programming - A Musician's Notebook

eBook (PDF), 54 Pages
(2 Ratings)
Price: $9.95
This book is designed to serve as a guide for musicians and non-musicians who would like to have fun making music with their software or hardware based drum machine sequencers. The book has many of the most commonly used groove patterns in the music industry. It uses custom groove charts that's very simple to understand. This book will have you making music in a matter of minutes, rather you're a beginner or advanced user. This book will make using Redrum (Drum Sequencer) in Propellerhead's Reason a breeze and the impulse instrument in Ableton's Live and iDrum from Apple and etc., so simple that a child can use it and make wonderful music.
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  • By Sean Hennessey
    Jan 1, 2015
    This book was a disappointment. I bought the PDF version for $10. Sure it's 54 pages. The first 4 are the title page, the publication data, and 2 pages of contents. Mmmm. Okay, 50 pages. Then we have the preface, a half-page of abbreviations that aren't used in the book along with a How to Use This Book section (2 paragraphs), a page of acknowledgements, and finally a page of About the Author. 8 pages of stuff that doesn't really apply to Drum Machine Programming. Then there's the page that explains how the pattern grids work in this book, and a page of "secrets" -- common sense stuff on altering the patterns in the book. By this point we are up to page 10 of the 54 page PDF. Then we have 30 pages of patterns-all in 4/4 time, and all using the same 4 drums, with two variations and an ending pattern, each on 1 page. The last 14 pages are "Blank Template Groove Charts." In short, the book does NOT contain 300 patterns, and teaches you nothing about Drum Machine... More > programming. If you are looking for a cookbook of patterns, this barely qualifies as that as well, unless you think that nothing but kick, snare, closed hi-hat, and a low tom-tom are all the drums you'll need. This is not worth $10. There are a number of MUCH better written books on Drum Programming than this one.< Less
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First Edition
John H. Hinson III
October 1, 2011
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