Battery Tutorial

BATTERY 4 Explained®

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  • First Look 5:43

    First Look

    Discover the main areas of Battery's interface, and how to manage file and editing options when Battery is used in stand-alone mode.

  • The Header Section 5:03

    The Header Section

    Learn how the global settings and controls at the top of Battery's interface work and how they are used for file loading, tempo, sync, voice allocation, output volume and other display options.

  • The Library Browser 4:50

    The Library Browser

    See how the Library Tab in the Sidebar is used to search, categorize, and organize both kits and samples.

  • The File Browser 6:13

    The File Browser

    Learn how to add locations on your hard drives to the Favorites Bar, navigate your computer's hierarchies using the Navigation Bar, create custom categories and tag newly imported samples, and assign custom colors and info in the properties window.

  • The Cell Matrix 7:03

    The Cell Matrix

    Discover how to select and work with multiple cells simultaneously, as well as how to load, replace, save, render, route, solo, and mute them.

  • The Quick Access Area 6:28

    The Quick Access Area

    Explore the three sections of the Quick Access Area, Waveform Control, Sample Picker, and Quick Access controls. Also explore how they are used to trim and manage multiple samples within a cell.

  • The Main Page 7:08

    The Main Page

    Discover how volume and pitch envelopes are used to modulate the amplitude and pitch of a sample over time, how the various engine module algorithms applies the pitch shifting, and how simple filter, compressor, and send controls help develop the overall sound.

  • The Effects Page 11:49

    The Effects Page

    Learn all about Battery 4's built in effects, and how they are used on a per cell basis.

  • The Modulation Page 7:50

    The Modulation Page

    See how characteristics of a sound are modulated over time using Battery 4's built in LFOs, the dedicated Modulation Envelope, and real-time MIDI continuous controller messages.

  • Setup Page Pt. 1 7:24

    Setup Page Pt. 1

    See how various tools for drum playing and programming are used, including MIDI input control, using voice groups, and various cell activation modes.

  • Setup Page Pt. 2 6:48

    Setup Page Pt. 2

    Hear how the Articulations, Echo and Humanize modules are used to add realism and nuance to individual elements within an overall groove.

  • Wave Editor & Loop Editor 9:04

    Wave Editor & Loop Editor

    Learn how to modify samples in the Wave Editor, and how to create multiple independent loops within a sample in the Loop Editor.

  • The Mapping Editor 5:52

    The Mapping Editor

    See how the Mapping grid is used to edit multiple sample layers within a cell, define velocity trigger zones, and manage basic pitch, transposition, volume, and pan settings.

  • The Master Page 8:31

    The Master Page

    Learn how to use this page for internal routing and effects processing, as well as for sidechain compression, and direct output routing.

  • Automation 4:40


    See how both host automation and MIDI CC automation are set up and used within Logic Pro 9.

  • Preferences 4:06


    Explore how the various preferences are used to set default behaviors and overall Battery performance.

Product Overview

Supercharge your drums and beats with the insanely powerful virtual drum sampler Battery 4 by Native Instruments! Eli Krantzberg shows you all you need to know about the new Battery 4, covering all the features and functions so you can take advantage of Battery's full power.

Eli starts with a detailed look at the main areas of Battery 4, then shows you the Header Section where you learn how to make global settings with its controls. The potent File Browser is next, and Eli leaves nothing uncovered.

Eli then gets into the deeper aspects of Battery 4, teaching you the Cell Matrix, Quick Access Area, The Main Page, Effects Page and Modulation Page. He then reveals the Setup Page where you learn all about the various tools for drum playing and programming, MIDI input control, voice groups and more.

Editing in Battery 4 is also explored via its stellar Wave and Loop Editors. Eli then shows you the cool Mapping Editor so you can edit multiple-sample layers within a Cell, define velocity trigger zones, pitch, volume, pan and more.

Eli wraps up the series with an Automation tutorial, showing you how both host automation and MIDI CC automation are used to control Battery 4, and a in-depth Preferences tutorial exploring ways to set default behaviors and overall performance.

If Battery 4 is on your list of virtual samplers, take a moment to really learn it inside and out. These videos will spark your creativity as you'll know exactly how to get the sound that's beating in your head... Watch "Battery 4 Explained" today.

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