I’m looking for the best way to achieve the following.
Ill be doing some band practices without a drummer soon. Seeing the MODX has some fantastic drums I thought I’d use it to keep time etc.
At the moment ive got about 5-6 different performances in total that i use for the songs we play. Nothing complicated, just the usual Piano/brass/organ etc. I know how to add a drum part to each, but then I’m a bit lost to get the function below. At home for my own stuff ive managed to program different variations of the drums in to different scenes, but i dont want to do that with the band songs. We have about 50 songs and wont be doing them all, but i wont know what ones were are doing until we do them.
I dont want to pre program anything until I’m at the rehearsal. I want to be able to add in a rhythm part to a performance, and have easy access to its 8 variants to quickly find the most suitable, and maybe drop in some fills etc. Doesn’t have to follow the song as such, just something in the style of the song, so I’m not looking to crate backing tracks etc. I guess i could program just the basic kit in to all the patches to start with, but ill need to change the Arp (or rhythm) on a per song basis. Ill also need to be able to go through the different styles etc and chose the most appropriate one.
Ill need the drums to stay on throughout the the song. I appreciate i cant change performances without it stopping, so ill just stick to one sound for now.
Its really just a temporary thing so i dont want to spend too much time on it, its more just i dont want to waste the bands time fiddling about, so looking for pointers how to to get to things quickly.
Thanks for any tips. Although i think i know how to achieve this I’m sure someone knows a better one. Still not got to grips with the Arp stuff yet.