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Pocket Operations: A portable book of drum machine patterns

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Friends, this is my new book of drum machine patterns.

I designed it to be travel-friendly companion to my own portable music-making devices, so it’s only 4x6" in size.

The book is just under 70 pages and includes a few hundred patterns that I have collected over the years.

You can download a PDF of the book or order nice printed copy for $10 at Shitty Recording Studio.

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pwenzel wrote:Friends, this is my new book of drum machine patterns ...
How very kind. I look forward to trying some out!
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Thank you, most kind. I look forward to trying them:)
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Neat!

Just ordered a copy. I bought me a volca drum, but seem to lack creativity and end up with the same or similar patterns over and over again. :sadbanana:
Hopefully your book will give me some inspiration.
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Thank you kind sir :sb:
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Post by Boofin Moonrocks »

Very cool! Just ordered myself a printed copy. Love the choice of size and cover color
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Boofin Moonrocks wrote: Love the choice of size and cover color
What?? Completely missed on that, I wonder what the stock configuration is.
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Schrank wrote:
Boofin Moonrocks wrote: Love the choice of size and cover color
What?? Completely missed on that, I wonder what the stock configuration is.
Sorry! Bad wording on my part. Meant to say I loved THEIR choice FOR the size and cover color. My bad
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Looks good.
But all these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
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Sweet! Downloaded the PDF and ordered a printed copy. Looks like a nice companion to the OP-Z, too!
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mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)
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Exactly (๑・̑◡・̑๑) and depends on the material as well
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Thank you :tu:
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Thanks! Will definitely play around with several of these.
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Thanks :yay:
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This is very cool, thanks very much :yay:
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This is so friggin' great.
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Very well done, thank you
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pwenzel wrote:
mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)
Yes, I wrongly used the term "velocity" when I actually meant something more complex (i.e., "dynamics") that might vary not only the envelope's amplitude, but its attack, decay, sustain, filtering/timbre, and most importantly, inter-modulation of the set of percussive elements.
"Velocity" is in inadequate shorthand notation. It's my fault for not being clear.

The following video by Spitfire AUdio illustrates much better what I intended to say. They discuss a few variables affected by dynamics they want to preserve in order to convey realism in their samples.

[video][/video]
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mt3 wrote:
pwenzel wrote:
mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)
Yes, I wrongly used the term "velocity" when I actually meant something more complex (i.e., "dynamics") that might vary not only the envelope's amplitude, but its attack, decay, sustain, filtering/timbre, and most importantly, inter-modulation of the set of percussive elements.
"Velocity" is in inadequate shorthand notation. It's my fault for not being clear.

The following video by Spitfire AUdio illustrates much better what I intended to say. They discuss a few variables affected by dynamics they want to preserve in order to convey realism in their samples.

[video][/video]
Sure dude, there's always something to expand on. I think you're missing the point of this lovely little book. Simplicity and accessibility.
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