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Augmenting Acoustic Drums With Samples-Help!

Discussion in 'Drums' started by BlackSoul, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. BlackSoul

    BlackSoul Guest

    I hope I'm in the right forum for this...

    I'm recording an acoustic drum kit into Samplitude V8 via a MOTU 2408 MKII.

    I want to add-to/replace recorded drum sounds with samples like I hear about everyone else doing who records rock/metal drums.

    What do I need to buy....triggers? software? sampler?

    I have no clue. Help..please!!
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Alesis used to make a unit which I believe is still available I think it was the "M4"? I also read recently that IK multimedia makes a software version that allows one to replace recorded drum tracks automatically. Of course nothing is perfect which you will soon find out.

    Remy Ann David
  3. BlackSoul

    BlackSoul Guest

    Thanks Remy,
    I just want to know what the current standard is for this technique and how to adapt it to my current system.
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I use drumagog. It's a sampler that is triggered by audio.
  5. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Drumagog-man too :cool:
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    D4 or DM-Pro
    there are other trigger units out there

    for Protools there is SoundReplacer
    there are many other drum software pckages out there

    try a search here and you will find many threads on the subject
    one is current right now

    try the drum and midi forum down a bit lower on the main list
  7. BlackSoul

    BlackSoul Guest


    The demo version of Drumagog won't show up in Samplitude V8...anybody know the fix?
  8. numrologst

    numrologst Guest

    drumagog here too.

    make sure you get some good sample cds or dvds. i nearly always have a gogged kick in my mixes sometimes i will add in a gogged snare. Toms sometimes too.

    I have never used the hats or cymbals
  9. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Don’t know about Samplitude, I process in Sound Forge. It works. Sometimes processed hits need additional editation (split, nudge) for ultimate aligns with original track. Very often original track need preparation (i.e. gate, normalization) to clean things up for better triggering.

    Good collection of multi dynamic drum samples is a must have.

    Great results when mixed with overs and room mics (original take).

    Not so good for fast 16 or dragging on snare.

  10. BlackSoul

    BlackSoul Guest

    I went ahead and purchased the full version of Drumagog. I am VERY impressed. It is also nice to hear a good drum sample, then compare it to my own recordings for learning purposes.

    Really, I can't get over how slick this plugin is.
  11. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Glad you're happy! :D

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