Step 1: A new project
Select a new project template. It doesn’t matter which you choose as we’ll start from scratch. A software instrument or loops template works best.
Step 2: Add a track
In the Track menu choose New Track. This enables you to choose a track type, instead of using a keyboard shortcut, which creates a basic track.
Step 3: Grand piano
From the options dialogue that appears, select the grand piano image. This will allow us to synthesise sounds from the Mac to use as sound effects.
Step 4: Drum beats
From your new track’s info pane, choose the Drum Kits category and select Dance Kit. This gives us some nice flat beats, which we can manipulate.
Step 5: Start a heartbeat
Bring up the musical typing window using Command+Shift+K and hit record. Find the drum kit’s bass drum sound and tap out a heartbeat.
Step 6: Mess with the beat
Head into the info pane and click on the visual EQ to bring up its controls. You’ll need to play around here until the sound resembles a realistic heartbeat.
Step 7: Create footsteps
To create the footsteps, hit Command+D to duplicate your heartbeat and then remove what’s been recorded. Click to mute the heartbeat track.
Step 8: Fake some
From the musical typing window, find the two bass drum sounds that are next to each other. Hit record and tap alternately to create some footsteps.