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Been making up drum parts in PT. The drum grid is handy but it's only one bar and it's hard to forumalate a four bar sequence with it. I save it to the track and listen back, but a four bar grid would be much better.

Wondering if there's another program that would show you a four bar grid, and save what you put in to MIDI.

Hope that makes some sense.


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Been making up drum parts in PT. The drum grid is handy but it's only one bar and it's hard to forumalate a four bar sequence with it. I save it to the track and listen back, but a four bar grid would be much better.

Wondering if there's another program that would show you a four bar grid, and save what you put in to MIDI.

Hope that makes some sense.





this might be a good item for the wish list.

I seem to recall that FLStudio has an "export to midi" feature if you have a paid-for copy (I think it's disabled on the free version). Basically FLStudio is a big drum grid.

I spent quite a bit of time a few years ago looking for the same thing, and even tried to write one in Visual Basic. (There is code available on VB forums for a drum grid, but it does not save to the MIDI format)

If anybody finds such a product, I'd like to know about it too.

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Hi rubberball103,

Go to http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/
And click on drums – percussion. I clicked on free-Windows and came up with a number of free drum editors (sequencers) in which the drums tracks could be saved as midi files. You could also click on either demo, shareware or paid to see if you can purchase something that more fits your needs.

Hitsquad.com is always my first stopping point when I’m looking for something.

I hope this helps.

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My personal fav drum sotware is Jamstix, sadly it does not fully work wih PG software, you can use it as a drum machine, but the jam features need deeper VSTi implimentation. I love it due to the full features and the awesome support.


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for that matter you can use the free version of FLStudio to create a drum part and then export it to audio and bring it in directly to your project... but that won't help you make styles.

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I would recommend using "Fruity Loops" because you can create drum loops with as many bars as you like.In addition to your drum track you can record audio tracks and it has lots of cool synth and effect plug ins. It also has excellent mixing capabilities.I use it on a regular basis and love it.


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This sounds like a great item for the wish list! possibly an up to 8 bar step sequencer for drums and other midi instruments wow great tool for making styles:)...I'll put it on the wishlist.


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for those who may not have messed with BIABs drum grid

in RB it is accessed as follows:
ACTION > DRUM GRID EDITOR

and in BIAB it is built into the style maker
STYLES > STYLEMAKER > NEW-MAKE A NEW STYLE >(give it a name) > DRUM GRID EDITOR
(it's the 6th button from the left, looks like a circle with cross-hatch design on it.)

You can incorporate your custom drum beat directly into a style! How cool is that??


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