Think of Beatmaker DOPE as a toolkit filled with a limitless arsenal of tools.. For each groove there is a wide array of variations that help turn your song into a dynamic piece of music.
You can use one of the less complex variations (phrases) at the start of a song. After eight or sixteen bars you may want to add a fill to a more busy phrase. As the song grows, you emphasize the dynamics by changing phrases and/or tweaking other controls (Sweep, Ambience, Mix, pitch bend wheel etc.)
For easier understanding, we have borrowed a lot of terminology from the world of acoustic drumming. Drums played by a skilled musician is an ever evolving performance that helps the rest of the band to build a song and make it sound interesting — and it’s no different in Hip Hop.
Make also sure to check out the other Beatmakers in this series: Beatmaker EDEN (in the style of EDM) and Beatmaker DOPE (hip hop). You can download them for free from the ujam store and try them for 30 days. Are you running on Reason? Make sure to check out our Rack Extensions at Reason Studios!