cool video! I have an spds and I have yet to use the phrasemaker. I deleted all the internal sounds when I got it because I wanted to start fresh and sample my own drums. It is really easy to sample, I pull stuff off of youtube, cds, video games, movies, live instruments. It's really cool.
I learned how to use MUTE groups which is cool if you want to put a bunch of loops on a patch like say a verse loop, chorus loop, bridge loop, and then it is easy to switch between the two loops. It's all in the manual, but I didn't even think it was possible to do something like that till I read it. previously i would play a flam on beat one on two different pads to kill the first loop and start the second loop.
I've been playing drums for a long time and I've recently purchased the spds. I'm comfortable with making phrases (intro, verse, bridge, etc.), but I'm trying to understand how to use the spds to construct an entire song (performance track) I can play along with.
Do I have to trigger each phrase of the song or can I somehow piece the phrases together to produce a complete track I can play along with?