The following clips are not musical tours de force. They are intended to be simple examples of how to use the plug-in...
|This is a simple pattern of one kick and one snare all played at constant velocity (Not very musical). It is the starting point for the next four examples...|
|This is the same pattern but now with the velocities related to the color intensity of a fractal. Several of the original hits are now missing. Some of the snare hits have become grace notes before or after a louder hit. The kick varies in volume. The loop repeats over 4 measures.|
|The hits are in the same positions relative to each other but repeat over 2 measures at half the tempo. The underlying fractal has been altered. The centre of the pattern seems to drift as you listen to it.|
|The influence of the fractal has been turned down (contrast) and velocity across the fractal (gain knobs) has been manually adjusted to make a quiet version of the previous pattern.|
|The original snare pattern at twice the tempo with a slow kick. Fractal contrast has been turned down and velocity across the fractal window is varied using the gain knobs.|
|A snare roll using the exponential swing function.|
|A pattern of 14 closed hats and 14 open hats offset 75% apart. The 7 cowbells are pairs of hits nudged backwards and forwards until they sounded right. A fractal is providing the velocity variation with no manual adjustments.|
|A swinging snare/tambourine pattern using gather and swing parameters in combination.|
|A bass riff made with groups of root, octave, fifths and sevenths moved around until something interesting emerged. It has a 3/4 feel. A fractal provides some velocity variation.|
|The previous bass riff made into a twelve bar blues. The MIDI was exported to a piano roll editor and the relevant measures simply shifted by either a fourth or a fifth.|
The following clips are an example of building up a complete drum pattern. Groups of 7 hits are combined with groups of 5. A kick/snare pattern is made on page 1 of the plug-in, congas are added on page 2 and hi-hats on page 3.
|7 kicks and 7 snares are combined with a group of 5 snare hits. Just 3 drum lanes are used to create this pattern.|
|7 low congas combined with 7 high congas and 5 muted congas. 3 drum lanes are used.|
|7 closed hats combined with 7 open hats and 5 pedal hats. 3 drum lanes are used.|
|The 3 above patterns played together in the plug-in.|