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Re: Fw: Drum'n Bass questions - Amen

Hi Leo,

>Amen is a little prog, really nice to create some original ONE bar breaks,
>not to sequence a whole tune... ;)

Actually, I had a 16-bar sequence going.  By manipulating the offsets 
(changing the colors of the blocks) at the bottom, you can make any number 
of variations in the drumloop, so that no two measures are alike, if you 
so choose.  The problem is that when you have a long sequence, the offset 
blocks become tiny in order to fit into the available space, and are thus 
difficult to work with.
>If you have Acid I suggest to use this incredible app only, and forget 

I love ACID, but I haven't really figured out how to work with it as much 
as I would like to (the tutorial isn't very clear, at least not for a 
computer idiot such as myself).  I certainly intend to continue trying to 
learn, but there's an immediacy about Amen that I really like.  Sometimes 
a cheap piece of gear just does something for you, you know?

A little plug here: I just uploaded a tune created with Acid too. In
>particular, all the drum programming is done using Acid. 

I downloaded your song, but couldn't unzip it.  Winzip kept saying "This 
file is empty", or something like that.  I couldn't erase it, either!  Any 
suggestions?  I told you I'm a computer idiot... 

Anyway, many thanks for your helpful suggestions, the drumloop websites, 

Esteban Delgado

>At 19.17 11/04/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>Hello all,
>>This was a thread on this list a while back; I downloaded the program, 
>it is extremely cool, just as the posts said.  Thanks for turning me on to
>this.  I do have a couple of questions, though... 
>>>>>A nice little program to get you going with d'n'b is AMEN. It's free 
>>>>>comes with an amen break!! and you can chop it up and sequence it 
>>>>>very easily within the program, adding differing degrees of randomness
>>Is it really practical for creating a whole tune's worth of drum
>sequencing?  My experience thus far has been that if you're going to 
>say, a 16-bar sequence, the "offsets" become so tiny that it's almost
>impossible to work with them.  Do a whole tune, and they would be
>microscopic.  Can anyone tell me what I'm missing here?
>>Also, I tried to use ACID loops with Amen but I couldn't, because they 
>not in "16-bit mono .wav file format".  Is there a way to convert ACID 
>(which as far as I know are indeed .wav files, though they are stereo, 
>and I
>don't know how many bits) to 16-bit mono .wav format?
>>Is there a website where I can download 16-bit mono .wav files of 
>(I seem to recall a post about this very thing not too long ago)?
>>>>>I don't think it's being developed any further though, shame.
>>Shame, indeed.  Maybe if we all begged the guy...
>>Thanks in advance for any and all replies,
>>Esteban Delgado
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