Tuesday, February 12, 2019
MODX ARP Studies
I created a new track tonight using the ARP functionality on the Yamaha MODX 7. Basically, you select a tempo that you want to run at then you select a style, in this case, a traditional offbeat jazz pattern. I improvised chords while the drum pattern ran in the background. The MODX has the ability to record ARP midi directly into the DAW. This allows you to quantize at the appropriate level. Once you’re done with the keyboard and strings layer, convert the midi to a wave file and mute the Midi. The rest of the production is basically just sound engineering, improvising and recording the lead and bass parts, adding drums and mixing down the final combo. This whole process for the track took about two hours max.
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