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Captain Beat Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Captain Beat Explained

  • Interface & Getting Started 9:10

    Interface & Getting Started

    In this first video, we look at the user interface, inputting notes using MIDI and our cursor, and then changing velocity values for individual hits.

  • The Panels & Kits 8:09

    The Panels & Kits

    Now we look at the Basic, Control, Effects and Export panels in Captain Beat, as well as explore patterns and how to save them. We then investigate Kits and how we can mix and match patterns and Kits to create interesting and varied grooves.

  • Custom Kits & Arranging 2:30

    Custom Kits & Arranging

    In this video, we cover saving custom kits and working with the sections tabs to enable Song Arrangements to cover our arranging needs.

  • Making a Beat Pt. 1 8:47

    Making a Beat Pt. 1

    We now construct a beat manually by inputting notes, and then make some adjustments to create different alternative sections. We then export the master bounce for each section to outline this workflow.

  • Making a Beat Pt. 2 6:04

    Making a Beat Pt. 2

    In this final video, we construct a beat using patterns, and then make some adjustments to create different alternative sections made up of different patterns. Finally, we export the stems for each section to outline this alternative workflow.

Chapter 2 : Version 5 Update

  • New Features in Captain Beat 10:29

    New Features in Captain Beat

    Larry explains and explores the new Drum Fill feature of Captain Beat, which allows you to quickly generate high quality drum fills in different genres. You'll also see how to build a beat using the extremely useful Foundational Rhythms to quickly generate a custom drum groove. Larry then outlines the new Import and Export functions for Captain Beat.

Product Overview


Studio wiz Larry Holcombe delivers Captain Beat video tutorials! Learn all of Captain Beat's features and functions, as well as how to create a beat from scratch. These videos are designed for new Captain Beat users that want to harness the power of this inspiring virtual drum instrument and sequencer.

Larry welcomes you and then goes over Captain Beat's user interface as well as how to input notes using both MIDI and or your cursor, plus how to change the velocity values for individual drum hits. Next you'll explore the Basic, Control, Effects and Export panels in Captain Beat, as well as Patterns and how to save them. You'll then look at Kits and learn how you can mix and match patterns and Kits to create interesting and varied grooves.

Moving on, Larry shows you all about making custom kits and and how to arrange them to form your song structure. Last but not least, you'll see now to construct a beat manually by inputting notes, and then make adjustments to create different alternative sections, followed by ways to export your new stems for each section of your song to be used as tracks in your DAW.

To see what these detailed Captain Beat tutorials show you, and how you can use Captain Beat to make killer drum tracks for your songs and productions, see the individual Captain Beat tutorial descriptions on this page. Make pro sounding beats for your tracks today... Watch "Captain Beat Explained®" now.


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