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LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide by David Earl

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Time for action—setting up long form patterns

We're going to be creating longer patterns for this section. Upon opening LMMS, we need to get set up again. Do the following to get set up:

  1. Open LMMS.
  2. Create a new project.
  3. Save the new project as Advanced Beatmaking.
  4. Drag the sample kick_hiphop01 from the side bar My Samples | Drums to the Beat+Bassline Editor.
  5. Extend the editor to 32 steps.

    Now our Beat+Bassline Editor is good to go. If you need to review the process of getting the Beat+Bassline Editor set up, refer to Chapter 3, Getting Our Hands Dirty: Creating in LMMS.xs

    After this initial setup, we need to decide a couple of things right out of the gate. We've explored some different styles of music and determined that tempo is a big factor for what ...

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