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This Instructable will show you how to generate a sequence of drum beats in Audacity which can be mixed with other instruments.

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will need:
A computer capable of running Audacity (Linux, Windows, or Mac)


Audacity


Audio Selection Sequencer 2 Audacity Plug-in (Download from http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins)


A set of drum sounds (Included as ZIP file with this Instructable)
 
RandyH37 months ago

I'm confused. I'm no expert on this sort of stuff, but can you be more specific with this section? I have windows, and the part where you say to "copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......" is throwing me off big time. Haven't got to where I can see Audio Sequencer 2 on Audacity yet. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract seq2.zip which you have downloaded from (http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins) and copy seq2.ny into /usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ if you use Linux

OR

C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins if you use Windows



Extract 17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.

Frances75 RandyH37 months ago

thanks....is quite useful.....

instructables_user_4783 (author)  RandyH37 months ago

Okay, 17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip contains the .wav files for the drum beats. Once this zip file is extracted, the wav files can be imported into audacity and sequenced. seq2.ny must be placed in the audacity plugins directory. C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins .Audacity will automatically load these plugins on startup.http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins also suggests that these plugins can be placed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity. on 64-bit Windows. So, just copy and paste seq2.ny into that directory.

RandyH37 months ago

I'm confused. I'm no expert on this sort of stuff, but can you be more specific with this section? I have windows, and the part where you say to "copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......" is throwing me off big time. Haven't got to where I can see Audio Sequencer 2 on Audacity yet. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract seq2.zip which you have downloaded from (http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins) and copy seq2.ny into /usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ if you use Linux

OR

C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins if you use Windows



Extract 17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.

RandyH37 months ago

I'm confused. I'm no expert on this sort of stuff, but can you be more specific with this section? I have windows, and the part where you say to "copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......" is throwing me off big time. Haven't got to where I can see Audio Sequencer 2 on Audacity yet. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract seq2.zip which you have downloaded from (http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins) and copy seq2.ny into /usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ if you use Linux

OR

C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins if you use Windows



Extract 17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.

JaniThor8 months ago

does this work on Windows 8?

androidlove4 years ago
Thanks for showing me this. I'm sometimes asked about the easiest and cheapest way to track. I tell them to Google Audacity. I'll mention this feature next time.
You're welcome.