GarageBand - I haz no rhythm, how to lock instruments to 1/16 notes

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  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I need to create an underlaying track to my current drum beat. All is well but I can't play 1/16th notes for SHIZZ!

    I'm wondering if I can just tell it to play a certain instrument (a certain part of a drum kit) every 1/16th note, rather than drumming it manually.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Software instrument or real instrument?
    If you are really that bad with rhythm, you should probably use a software instrument. Record the part, using the virtual keyboard or a midi keyboard, select the track, click the scissors, and select align to (drop down menu) 1/16 note. You can do the same with a real instrument, but it produces not very good results.
     
  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Software instrument of course XD I'm no musician.

    I get this in that scissor menu thing, am I missing something? Can you GrabUp what I'm looking for?

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    I plugged some Rock band drums into it and learned I have a knack for 90's hip-hop beats, LUL.
     
  4. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Just change where is says 1/32 Triplet, to 1/16 note.
     
  5. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Excuse me for being an idiot, "align to" was even in my screenshot -.-'

    It doesn't work too well, it tends to move some closer than others, but oh well, it's really just for fun and as a soundtrack to my videos :p

    Thanks much!
     

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