It’s been a heckuva week, hasn’t it? Today marks the last day of celebration for the new 10.5 update to Logic. And today we’re deep diving into Drum Machine Designer.
Drum Machine Designer was the first step towards a more approachable Drum Sampler in Logic. The user interface brought pads and controls together in an interface that was easy on the eyes.
But with Ultrabeat as the underlying instrument to DMD, it was a little confusing. You couldn’t edit the Samples you loaded into DMD easily. And the structure felt a little bloated.
But now DMD has seen some major transformations.
No longer is Ultrabeat the sole engine behind DMD. In fact, every DMD channel strip houses a separate software instrument.
So your custom DMD instrument could house:
- Quick Sampler
- Battery from Native Instruments
- Drum Synth
And just about any software instrument you’d like 🙂
And drum samples are now fully editable thanks to Quick Sampler! In fact, you can work with Quick Sampler (and other instruments) right from within the DMD window.
Need to slice up a loop across the DMD pads? Right-click the region in the Tracks area and go to Convert > Convert to New Sampler Track... Now DMD can slice and place transients across the pads in one shot (or from the new drag-and-drop Track Headers).
Check it all out in today’s video!