Captain Beat Tutorial – How to Make Drum Grooves Quickly & Easily

Captain Beat Plugin Tutorial

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Meet Captain Beat.

Captain Beat is the newest addition to the Captain plugin lineup from Mixed in Key. As usual, the name pretty much says what it does. It’s a plugin to help you make beats faster and more easily.

In this tutorial:

  • A quick introduction to Captain Beat
  • An overview of the interface and how it works
  • How to use Captain Beat to quickly sketch out drum grooves for your track
  • Previews of some of the included kits and MIDI drum patterns
  • How to mix and match drums from different kits
  • How to import your own drums
  • How to program drums in with the mouse or with your MIDI controller
  • How to use the basic FX to get a drum mix
  • How to export audio and MIDI into your DAW
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