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Not All Channels Work Alike > Bend That Pitch - Pg. 163

Building the Redrum Groove with the Pattern Programmer By now, you should have a pretty firm grasp on the Redrum interface and how to navigate through the step sequencer. Now is as good a time as any to start using Redrum as a power user should! Because you have been probably using the same Redrum kit throughout this tutorial, I think it's high time that you find another Redrum kit to have some fun with. Click on the Patch Browser folder to bring up the browser window. Ideally, you need a drum kit that can be used at fast and slow tempos effectively, so I suggest double-clicking on the Heavy Kits folder. You'll see seven Dublab Redrum kits at your disposal. Select the first kit and let's get cracking! Listen to each Redrum channel by clicking on the Trigger buttons or by using your MIDI keyboard. There are good solid drum sounds that you can use effectively with the Redrum pattern programmer in order to create some interesting patterns. Let's start by writing out a simple pattern with the programmer using just a kick, snare, and hi-hat. Make sure that you have Bank A, Pattern One selected for this tutorial, and set the song tempo to 90 BPM. 1. Select the kick drum Redrum channel, set its dynamic to Medium, and write in a simple kick drum pattern on steps 1, 4, 8, and 12. Click on the Run button to start the pattern so you can hear the changes as you are making them. Select one of the snare drum Redrum channels, set its dynamics to Medium as well, and write in a quick pattern line on steps 5, 10, and 13. Notice that the pattern sounds rather empty. This is where you fill in the blank space with the 2.