[LAU] How to write beats

schoappied schoappied at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 10:57:01 EDT 2008

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> schoappied hat gesagt: // schoappied wrote:
>> Thanks, yes I figured that out and installed the program.... but I 
>> couldn't find the play button....  (ugh)
>> Maybe someone could write a quick howto for people who just want to 
>> listen to the pd files?
> Okay, here's a quick tour through the patch (which is missing because
> it's a sunday afternoon *fun* project and writing documentation is not
> as much fun as patching...)
> After you've opened s-beatschool.pd, search the orang "ezdac~" object.
> Click the toggle "DSP" on and raise the volume slider. If you now
> click the "b", "s", "h", ... message boxes in the right area, you
> should hear the drums. 
> The "dmetro" object is the central timing object. Swith it on and off
> with the square white toggle button above it. The default pattern
> should play. You can change the tempo with the "bpm" number box right
> of the toggle button. Just click on it, hold the mouse and drag up and
> down. Change swing with the "swing" numberbox. Values about 0.5 or 0.6
> are nice. Use "Shift-click" to change the numbers in smaller steps.
> Finally you can change patterns with the subpatch called "pd
> switchpattern". Open it by clicking, then press the various message
> box flags. I threw in a little tanh-distortion and phaser effect for
> no additional cost.
> Ciao

Fantastic 'Monday manual'! Great explanation!

I did also install the monday version, nice although I'm able to open 
the pattern, but I don't know how to edit it...

Thanks again,


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