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Help with drum programing

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Hey guys. Total Cakewalk noob here, starting to get frustrated. I'm sure this question has been answered a million times before, but I just don't know what to search for, so please forgive my ignorance.

I'm trying to make a basic drum loop using the SI-Drum Kit. The kick drum is placed right on the first beat of the bar, but I want it to come in on the off beat. I'm in the piano roll, and tries to drag the kick back one 8th note. However, the program won't let me place it there. It either goes to the 4 or to the 1. What's really confuses me is that I can place the kick on any 16th note on beat 2 or 3 in the bar, but on 1 and 4 I'm limited to just straight on the beat. I've tried watching tutorials, but I have no clue what to look for.

I'd be really thankful if anyone could help me with this.

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Cakewalk knows that won't sound good, so it's not allowing it. ;^)

Try hitting N to toggle snap off altogether, and and see if you can drop it anywhere near 3. If that works, I would guess that you have some Landmark option enabled in your snap settings; that's the only thing I know of that would prevent a 16th snap resolution from working everywhere in a measure.

 

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4 hours ago, David Baay said:

Cakewalk knows that won't sound good, so it's not allowing it. ;^)

 

 

 

Syncopated drumming not sounding good? 😮 You crazy man! That's the heart of all jazz music, as well as Iron Maiden ;)

 

Anyway, that did the trick! Setting snap to 1/8 was all it took, and now I can drop those beats wherever I want. Thanks guys! :)

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