How do I use the drum machine?

Here’s how you can use the Drum Machine on BandLab Web:

  1. Click the Red Create button on your homepage at www.bandlab.com
  2. Choose Let’s Make Music 
  3. You will be prompted with the Add New Track screen, choose Drum Machine.
  4. The Mix Editor will open with the drum machine ready to go and an open pre-programmed sequence, Pattern A & B, already populated in the drum machine.
  5. Select which Kit you want to use from the drop-down menu at the left of the drum machine window and the sounds of the programmed sequence will change.
  6. Hit your spacebar and drums will play in a loop over and over again.
  7. Click on the boxes within the drum machine to add or remove a sound from the sequence. You can choose a different pattern from the right to start fresh.
  8. When you like a particular sequence, you can click the button in the bottom right of the Drum Machine that says Pattern A (through H) and the sequence will be added to a track as a loop. You can quickly program different patterns and switch between them in the new Drum Machine.
  9. Once the loops are in the track, you can extend them or move them around however you wish.