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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)
<p>In Ubuntu (Linux), the default plugins directly has actually changed to /usr/share/audacity/plugins</p><p>Also, thanks for the tutorial but I'm not sure if I'll end up using this because it's time consuming to edit each drum's sequence individually. Might be easier to use a separate drum machine program and just record the output. </p>
<p>How do you open the kit sounds in audacity?</p>
<p>You first need to extract the .wav files from the .zip file. Then to import a wave file into Audacity run File--&gt;Import--&gt;Audio and select the drum sample which you wish to use. Choose the make a copy (safest) option.</p>
<p>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 &quot;copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......&quot; 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.</p><p>Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract <em>seq2.zip</em> which you have downloaded from (<a href="http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins</a>) and copy <em>seq2.ny</em> into <em>/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ </em>if you use Linux<br> <br><strong>OR</strong><br> <br><em>C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins</em> if you use Windows<br> <br><br> <br>Extract <em>17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip</em> . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.</p>
<p>thanks....is quite useful.....</p>
<p>Okay, <em>17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip</em> contains the .wav files for the drum beats. Once this zip file is extracted, the wav files can be imported into audacity and sequenced. <em>seq2.ny</em> must be placed in the audacity plugins directory. <em>C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins .</em>Auda<em>city</em> will automatically load these plugins on startup<em>.</em><a href="http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins</a><em> a</em>lso 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.</p>
<p>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 &quot;copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......&quot; 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.</p><p>Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract <em>seq2.zip</em> which you have downloaded from (<a href="http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins</a>) and copy <em>seq2.ny</em> into <em>/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ </em>if you use Linux<br> <br><strong>OR</strong><br> <br><em>C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins</em> if you use Windows<br> <br><br> <br>Extract <em>17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip</em> . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.</p>
<p>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 &quot;copy seq2.zip into C:/Program Files......&quot; 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.</p><p>Make sure Audacity is installed. Then extract <em>seq2.zip</em> which you have downloaded from (<a href="http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins</a>) and copy <em>seq2.ny</em> into <em>/usr/share/audacity/plug-ins/ </em>if you use Linux<br> <br><strong>OR</strong><br> <br><em>C:/Program Files/Audacity/Plug-Ins</em> if you use Windows<br> <br><br> <br>Extract <em>17-29_TicTacShutUp_Studio_Drums_1.zip</em> . It does not matter where the drum sound files are placed as long as you can remember where they are.</p>
<p>does this work on Windows 8?</p>
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.

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