In this video we look at a device in the Reason Rack Plugin that can help us write dope chord progressions that set the foundation for our beats. And then we build one!
We also take a brief look at how we can use Logic’s automation to build chord progressions with a diverse range of chord types & voicing.
The Phrygian Scale is the third mode of major but simply put, it’s the same as a minor scale with the 2nd degree (second note) flattened. Hence why in the video we use a Bb as oppose to a B natural.
I like to use the same drum kit in pretty much every beat. However, there are times when I like to switch it up. But to save time I create templates where the pad outputs are already pre-mapped. I mainly use an 8 Stereo Out setup for 8 stereo drum samples
Download my Kong patch free. (Please note when loading in samples – Click the drop down menu labelled “Show Drum and FX” then drag & drop your samples into the NN-Nano. WARNING: Failing to do this and instead dragging a sample directly onto a pad will reset its output.) See image below.
To use you must have Logic Pro X (10.4.8) and Reason 11 installed (try free here) and must place .patch file in your music > audio music apps > patches > instruments folder. You’ll then be able to locate your patch in Logic’s Library (Press L to open) and under User Patches.
If you do not see it then either restart Logic or simply click on the gear icon in the Library and click “Refresh Library”.
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