Art & Technology, Electronic Music & Sound Design
Groove-quantise, Part 1
The groove from my two‑bar drum loop is captured and becomes available in the Quantize Panel.The groove from my two‑bar drum loop is captured and becomes available in the Quantize Panel.
Back in this column in SOS March 2012, I explained how Cubase 6 allows you to apply grid‑based quantisation to multitrack drum recordings. However, as I mentioned briefly at the end of that piece, Cubase also allows you to quantise to a groove, where you take the rhythmic feel of one music performance and nudge other parts to more closely match it. The end result allows you to keep some of that magical ‘swing’ or groove in the overall performance, while still getting that ‘locked‑in’ sensation between the key rhythmic instruments in your arrangement.