Welcome to Day 2 of 10.5 Week here at WLPR! Today we’re going to dig through my favorite new feature of Logic update – the Step Sequencer.
The Step Sequencer heralds back to a time of hardware drum machines of the 70s and 80s. Audio is played on a loop, and you input Steps for when each instrument or pitch should be played along a repeating grid.
And to me, it just makes way more sense to write percussion and drum parts with Patterns instead of the Piano Roll.
In fact, I believe the Step Sequencer is a tool for everyone who writes their own drum parts. Whether for rock, electronic, or hip hop.
Drum transients are short compared to the sustained notes of a piano or synth. So a Step-based grid adds a ton of value for writing drum parts.
But the Step Sequencer isn’t just for drums. It’s just as useful for writing Patterns for pitched-based instruments as well!
So if you’re ready for the low-down on how to get to work with the Step Sequencer, check out today’s video.