[LAU] How to write beats

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Mon Apr 21 10:59:00 EDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 03:47:00PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo Chris,
> Chris McCormick hat gesagt: // Chris McCormick wrote:
> > I wrote this for a couple of my friends and thought it might come in
> > useful for someone else:
> > <http://mccormick.cx/news/entries/how-to-write-beats.news>
> Very, very cool! As a little sunday afternoon fun project I made the
> patterns into a Pd patch, see attached, feel free to put it anywhere
> you like. Samples from freesound are not included, but if you unpack
> this: http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/packsViewSingle.php?id=120 into the
> "samples" subdir, everything will load immediatly. s-beatschool.pd is
> the main patch.

Very cool!

I enjoyed the cheesy Mattel samples too.

Drifting off-topic a bit, but here is a loop sampled from my daughter's toy keyboard's built-in drum machine:

I found the sounds really cheesy, but I also found the beat really interesting and kind of complex for a kid's toy.


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