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Step Sequencing Drums Copy

In this video, we’ll explore step sequencing with drums in a drum rack. To begin step sequencing, tap the sound you want to sequence, then tap the pads on the upper half of the pad grid to place the steps where you want them.

In the last video, we learned about the various features of clip view such as enabling or disabling loop, setting the loop length and loop position, the start offset of the clip, and zooming in and out of audio clips.

  • By default, each pad step in the sequence is a 16th note, making 1 line into half a bar. But this increment size can be changed with the scene/grid buttons.

The left most knob on the Push2 is the tempo knob.

  • You don’t have to be recording to step sequence. The current playing step will be red if you are recording notes in a clip outside of the Push2.

  • Tapping a step that already has a note will delete that step. If you’re unsure about a step, you can press and hold the mute button while tapping a step to mute specifically that note.

  • If you hold down on a step, you can fine tune its parameters such as nudge, note length, and velocity.

If you like your loop, but want to edit a duplicate for variation, press the Duplicate button. Obviously we can create a new clip by pressing New and delete a clip by pressing the Delete button. But you can also delete all notes for a specific sound or cell in a drum rack by holding Delete while tapping that pad in the lower quadrant. If you press Delete while tapping a pad that has no sequenced notes, you’ll delete any devices on that drum rack cell.

Pad Color Meaning:

-Grey: Step has no notes
-Green: Current playing step
-Clip Color: Step contains a note (darker shades are higher velocities)
-Much Lighter Version of Clip Color: Step has a note, but the step is muted
-The Right 2 Pad Columns: will be unlit at triplet intervals.

The bottom right pad grid quadrant is to select sequence pages. Green is the current playing page. Pages are always 1 bar long. Tapping 2 pages at once will create a clip with the combined length of the pages (and the pages in between).

You can also expand your loop by pressing the Double Loop button or by pressing an empty page outside the current looped area.

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