Get the Bass and Kick Drum Grooving in Logic Pro

In almost every genre of pop/rock music, a guiding principle is that the bass player and the drummer's kick drum need to be locked in for the music to groove. Logic Pro makes this task easy to do!  

In almost every genre of pop/rock music, a guiding principle is that the bass player and the drummer's kick drum need to be locked in for the music to groove. Logic Pro makes this task really easy to accomplish.

In Pic 1, you can see a funky little bass part in the Score Editor and the Event List that I have played in, similar to (ok, ripping off) the bass part on the great Natalie Cole record 'To Be Real'

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Discussion

Dave DeLizza
Would you be able to do a small article like this for q-range? I've watched the vids, I've read the manual and I still can't seem to get it through my head, mainly with the pos an neg values. I know what q-range is I used to use it all the time with performer. The +/- value thing really confuses me.
Jay Asher
Dave, it is simple. Let us say you are quantizing 8th notes at 90% Q-Strength and you set the Q-Range at -10 (tics). (Logic defaults to 240 ticks per 16th note.)
What you are telling Logic is if the note is off the 8th note by 10 or fewer ticks, leave it where it is, If it is more than 10, move it 90% towards the 8th note grid.

If you set it to +10, it is the opposite. Then you are telling Logic is if the note is off the 8th note by 10 or more ticks, leave it where it is, If it is less than 10, move it 90% towards the 8th note grid.

Hope that helps.
Dave DeLizza
Dude...that's all I ever wanted. Why doesn't anyone else say that as clearly? I felt like such a dunce, because DP didn't really ever phrase it that way, it was more just related to Logic's neg setting. I'm not really sure when I'd use the + side, but I totally understand what it's doing.

Thanks Jay!!
Jay Asher
I guess that is why I get hired to write books and articles:)

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