Using Battery 4 in Logic Pro X


Let’s face it, the Ultrabeat sucks! Battery 4 is my drum sampler of choice whilst working in Logic Pro X. Battery 4 is a powerful tool and like with a lot of VSTs, there are many ways you can use it. However, in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I use it. I think you’ll like this method.

You see I’m a simpleton. I like to keep things as simple as possible. So, I program all of my drums using a single track whilst producing. I make edits to overall patterns within the piano roll. And then, when I’m ready to mix I give each drum element its own channel in Logic’s mixer.

However, giving each drum element its own channel in Logic’s mixer can be very time-consuming. So I created a patch I could load into every session to speed up the process. Check out how I use it in the video.

This template & patch provides a quick way to program & then mix drums inside of Logic Pro X.

It uses a 16 x stereo instance of Battery 4 as its base. Inside of this instance is a 4 x 4 cell matrix with each cell’s output pre-mapped. This negates the need to set up a multi-output instance of Battery 4 every time you create a new session.

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