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Getting more mileage out of Grids Microphone Accessories
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Getting more mileage out of Grids

In another thread one of you guys mentoned something about eventually getting sort of bored with the fixed set of patterns Grids is capable of, which is making me a touch leery to get one.

I'm wondering what other modules you could put after it to get more variations, such as Branches or the like.

Are any of you doing that sort of thing already?
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For what it's worth, if you have Ableton & Max For Live, there's a M4L version of Grids. It's obviously not a replacement, but it's a direct port of the module code into a max device and might give you an idea as to how you'd like using one.

I've been playing with it the last couple nights, sending patterns to my drum brute and using a Midi LFO to automate the fill rates. I don't have any drum modules yet but being able to experiment with the software makes me think I may want one one of these days.
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I usually use Grids on top of a programmed beat. Depending on what you have and how you route things, maybe a gate sequencer. Asides from some LFOs or modulation sources, there’s more than enough in that box to keep you happy.
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I've been playing with it the last couple nights, sending patterns to my drum brute and using a Midi LFO to automate the fill rates. I don't have any drum modules yet but being able to experiment with the software makes me think I may want one one of these days.
Mind posting some of that? I'd like to hear it.
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I'd be happy to, but I haven't been recording. I'll record a little tomorrow night and post though.
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Grids is very cool, especially at first. The patterns it are neat and it's easy to add variety with the trigger controls and chaos knob. It does get a little stale using it that way after a while, though. Void's suggestion is a good one and one I'd like to try myself. What I've been doing make Grids earn its worth is to do the Venetian Snares thing, and send it bursts of triggers so that it acts kind of like a spastic drum fill machine. Also, I've found that using it to trigger melodic sounds instead of just drums is great for getting some interesting melodic patterns. This was done with an SMR getting played with Grids:

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Grids is very cool, especially at first. The patterns it are neat and it's easy to add variety with the trigger controls and chaos knob. It does get a little stale using it that way after a while, though. Void's suggestion is a good one and one I'd like to try myself. What I've been doing make Grids earn its worth is to do the Venetian Snares thing, and send it bursts of triggers so that it acts kind of like a spastic drum fill machine. Also, I've found that using it to trigger melodic sounds instead of just drums is great for getting some interesting melodic patterns. This was done with an SMR getting played with Grids:

That was cool.

What's an SMR?
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