Beatmaker DOPE allows you to use the Pitch Bend and Modulation controllers to control your drumming style in real-time. Combined with Part switching, this can go as far as playing your own drum solos!
Pitch bend wheel
The Pitch Bend controller functions like a continuous three-way switch. It tells the drummer to leave either the kick or the snare drum alone. This is particularly useful for creating additional dynamic variation.
Turn the pitch bend controller up to gradually remove the bass drum from the currently playing groove – e.g. for leading into solos or before a fill.
- Turn the pitch bend controller down to remove the Snare, e.g. for intermezzos.
- The modulation controller (usually a wheel) is an extremely powerful dynamic control.
Turn the Mod Wheel up to make the drummer gradually lower the playing intensity.
Note that this is not a volume fade-out. Every individual drum plays less intense!
Of course you can also create your own intros and outros by combining this technique with any song part.
The sustain pedal functions as a temporary Latch switch. For more details, please see “Latch”.
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