Step Resolution

edited February 2011 in Support
Can someone help me with the Step resolution in BM2. Its a lot different then BM1. Basically i'm trying to create that speeded up hit hat fill effect or pitched snare roll. I was able to do it in the Step resolution setting in BM1.


  • edited 2:29AM
    Do you mean how to change the resolution or what to do in within it to make a snare roll?
  • edited 2:29AM
    Hey xSCYTHEx.

    i guess both question would help a lot. if you got the time i really would appreciate it.
  • edited 2:29AM
    No problem man. Check it.
    Here's how you change the step resolution
    1. Go to the sequencer page the sequence you'd like to alter.
    3. Up above you will see 1/16 and a small arrow on each side pointing away from it. If you tap those little arrows you will change between different resolutions in 8 beat divisons.
    ****keep in mind! When you record be sure to change the quantize divisions as well! If you plan on recording something very talk its a good idea to go 1/24 or possibly 1/32. Otherwise you'll be painstakingly move and dividing your melodies.

    Ok now for a snare roll.
    this is my personal approach to a "trap" beat snare roll.
    1. Open up your sampler instrument and load a snare that has a pop to it. For this set of directions ill use "HH2_SD2", a preset snare that comes with BM2. open up the sequencer and draw a one bar pattern. Open up its editor.
    3. First things first here, set you quantization to 1/36.
    Right now I want you to go to the sampler. Now tap that SD pad and open up "tune" mode. I want you to play around with semitones 3-7
    what you will do is learn that snare rolls (even actual band snare rolls) are all about accents. The speed is kool sure, but making th snare bounce between an accented hit and and normal one is what gives it such...ferocity. so, the key here is to alternate between the accent and what we'll call the "tap" in a sick way. Example.
    This is the grid ill use. Its 1 full bar broken into 1/32s. Each "N" represents an "and" or 8th. Each * represents a 32. Each A is an accent and each T is a tap. Every "o" is a silence. LT is semitone 3
    1 * * * N * * * 2 * * * N * * * 3 * * * N * * * 4 * * * N * * *
    A T A o T o o o.A T A o T o o o. A T A o T o LT oo o o LTo o o o
  • edited 2:29AM
    Attempting something that bounces like this is how you will achieve a snare roll that has some dynamics to it. It has that switch. You can also simply desced semitones..but personally I think that lacks flavor. Sorry about the bad chart im on my phone. Im hoping you get the idea.
    4. Apply it! Remember that trap beat snare rolls are all about those rattles! Quick sucvesive 32 hits in clusters!

    By the way, I have yet to implement this lol. I was experimenting and used what I know about production and snares to come up with this twist.
    Im not a big trap beat fan I guess lol.

    Well there you go. Hope I helped. Let me here what you cook up when you do L:
  • edited 2:29AM
    ever fancy turning some of these into video tutorials? <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->
  • edited 2:29AM
    Haha yes I have L=
    you guys will be the first to know about them. Im only lackluster ng a camera that can capture the iTouch screen well enough so that you can see what im doing.
  • edited 2:29AM
    Yes please make this one a Video! Thanks again for this xSCYTHEx, still working on it.

    video would be killer at some point!
  • edited 2:29AM
    Dang... xSCYTHEx still couldn't get that trap style snare roll, did you try it yet?
  • edited 2:29AM
    Alright buddy, I just went ahead and made a video for ya. Its really bad resolution. The sound is horrible, but you should get a general idea. I used a sample that comes with BM2. Hopefully youll get the idea.
    Ill post here when i upload it. Probably take about 30 mins.
  • edited 2:29AM
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    There it is, literally just finished processing.
    Hope it helps you out, do me a favor and tell me if you think I should just stick to using my droid for my vids(is it bearable?)
    Or should I just wait for a better cam.
  • edited 2:29AM
    Great xSCYTHEx that totally helped. i was doing it right.... but man i think i was getting better snare rolls in BM1 with its Step Resolution setting..
    Well i got to play with it more.
  • edited 2:29AM
    ya just wait to get a better camera <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> although it was fine for me because i'm familiar with the screen/feature set up.
  • edited 2:29AM
    haha alright. Im thinking its just an adaptation thing.

    Ok then, ill just wait haha. It is pretty bad <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
  • edited 2:29AM
    i would of loved to have told you it was looking good!............the videos help a lot tho.... so whenever you do some that would be great. thanks man!
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