To sculpt your beat, you’ll need to punch in on the step sequencer what notes you want your samples to be triggered on. Notes are easy to punch in and edit once you begin to play around and find what you think sounds good. There are a bunch of shortcuts you can use to edit notes like left-clicking and holding to draw notes in or you can right-click on your sample channel where a drop down menu will appear allowing you to chose a preset pattern. Once you think you’ve found a drum pattern you’re happy with, drag it into your playlist to save it and begin building the rest of your beat.
The channel rack contains even more features that are really great for keeping your workflow smooth. One of these features is the channel racks grouping capabilities. It’s easy to reposition your channels so you can organize your samples however you’d like. All you have to do is highlight your desired channel, click the drop down menu located in the top left corner of the channel rack window, and in the menu you’ll see options to move your selected channel up or down a row. This will allow you to move channels and create your groups of sounds. In that same menu, there are more options like mute and unmute which you can utilize when creating a drum pattern or editing the sound of your samples.
Another incredibly helpful feature you can find in the channel rack is the graph editor. The graph editor can be found in the top right corner of the channel rack. Once you’ve opened the graph editor and have selected a channel, you can edit things such as note velocity, panning, and pitch.