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Old 2006-09-13, 19:01
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plan out the song before you start making it on FL. I usually have an opening, regular and closing pattern for each beat. Basically your opening one has... say... a cymbal at the start to initiate the opening of the pattern. For your regular pattern will just be the beat with no fills. The closing will have a roll leading out maybe.

Put the three together in your playlist in this pattern for example
Opening-Regular-Regular-Regular-Opening-Regular-Regular-Closing

That would normally equal two full runs of a 4/4 beat (if your not changing the pattern lenth) I could keep going but its hard to explain in words.

edit: oh and maybe i skipped the step on how to make a beat in the first place. A standard beat is just

S-----X----
B-X--------
H-X-X-X-X-

S-snare B-bass H-hihat
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