Using Drummer in Logic Pro X to Control Maschine Kits
This is a sweet tutorial sharing how to use the new Drummer feature in Logic Pro X to automatically build up grooves with Maschine kits in just seconds!
Drummer was introduced in the latest version of Logic Pro and it offers you the ability to instantly produce a wide variety of drum grooves across many music genres and styles. It does this by generating MIDI patterns on-the-fly, based upon the inputs and selections made in the Drummer interface. You can then load a different drum plugin in your project and have this MIDI information control it. This is a fantastic way to get drum grooves started and it even works with Maschine kits!
Drummer may or may not be your thing on it’s own, but this little workaround is a great way to get a jump on programming drum tracks quickly. All you need to do to get it to control your Maschine kits properly is to toggle on the Active button on the Group MIDI Input tab of the group you are currently using in the Maschine software. That’s it!
So why use Drummer to control your Maschine kits? Simple. Not everyone is a drum programming master. Most of us hit creative walls or suffer from writer’s block from time-to-time. Whatever the case may be, this is a very fast way to build up drum tracks. And you can easily jump in there after the initial MIDI information has been generated to tweak it until it fits your project perfectly. This can save a lot of time, as well as provide you with some instant inspiration, or at the very least some ideas you can work with.