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Use the Boom, Punch, Squash and Air controls to shape your beats for a fat sound. There's even a live online demo for you to try out for yourself.
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Logic Pro 9 comes bundled with a huge number of loops and presets and patterns for it's drum synth/sampler, Ultrabeat and the EXS24. One of the problem with using loops (and even your own recordings