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Trap Attack I (LPX)

Trap Attack I is an instrument patch for Logic Pro X. Its purpose is to simplify the programming of Trap drums. The project began after trying to find a faster way to program. I’ve always found programming trap drums within the piano-roll, long-winded and somewhat uninspired. Not to say that it’s the wrong way to do things, it’s just not my preference. I feel more connected to the beat with the tactile feedback of a set of drum pads or even the keys on a MIDI keyboard.

Now trying to play in fast hi-hat patterns is pretty much impossible, for even the best of finger drummers. To overcome this issue, at first I began using Logic’s arpeggiators to generate my hi-hat note repeats. It’s also possible to use Logic’s “Note Repeater” MIDI FX. But the issue with both of these solutions is that they cause every drum element, kick, snare and clap alike to all note repeat at the same rate. Useless.

So, with some clever programming I created Trap Attack I. A single kit with multiple claps, snares and hi-hats mapped across the keyboard. The keyboard is then split into different zones. Each zone rolls at a different rate. Now you can play in or improvise hi-hat and snare patterns and record at the same time.

Requires Logic Pro X 10.0.7 or above.

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