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Instant ACID by John Rofrano

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Chapter 7

Grooving to the Beat!

Sometimes you feel as if your projects are a little too cold or mechanical, or something sounds “off.” Groove quantization can massage your projects by giving them a human feel or helping an off-kilter recording sound a little more in time rhythmically. This is an exciting new feature of ACID 5 worthy of special mention.

Applying Grooves

To apply a groove to a track:

1.  Click the drop-down arrow next to the Groove Tool button on the toolbar and choose a groove from the list.

2.  Click and drag over an event on the Timeline. The event will shrink a bit vertically to accommodate the groove. You can see the groove being painted at the bottom of the event.

3.  Repeat if desired to apply different grooves to multiple ...

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