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drumcore to replace a drummer?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by x666charlie666x, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. x666charlie666x

    x666charlie666x Active Member

    basically me and a mate are starting a band and instead of waiting for a couple months to find other people who are interested and whom will inevitably leave, we are going to record our own ep,

    i can play guitar and bass and he does vocals and a bit of guitar, so the plan was to use a plug in for the drums, i researched and found drumcore, the question is can this plugin be used to do whole songs, and how? currently im using cubase le4 and ai4

    all your help is much appreciated
     
  2. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    I looked at the website. Looks like you can do whole songs with it. They have a free version you can download and use forever - give it a whirl.
     
  3. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    yes drumcore will fit your needs. however, you should seriously look into the toontrack line as well. their programs (ezdrummer
    & superior 2.0) are exceptional in quality and ease of use

    .toontrack.com/index.asp
    sq
     
  4. x666charlie666x

    x666charlie666x Active Member

    what i dont understand is how to actually make songs with it, i get the interface up where i can test all the drums(samples) but how do i actually write it to make a drum beat
     
  5. Dan Theman

    Dan Theman Active Member

    i would get ezdrummer, thats what i use and it is fantastic.
     
  6. natural

    natural Active Member

    ck the manual that should have downloaded with the software. It will have everything already written out for you (probably some diagrams too) much better than anything we could re-write.
     
  7. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    i have had that same problem with my guitars for years.
     
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  8. aaronwaudio

    aaronwaudio Active Member

    I would like to address the literal question. Can drumcore replace a drummer? Absolutely not. There are nuances to groove that a machine will never be able to replace. Plugins can still do a great job, and groove quantize can get close, but I would suggest finding someone to play on the recordings. They wouldn't have to join the band, just play on these recordings. Just a thought.
     
  9. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I'm married to my current drummer. I don't think she can be replaced by software.
     
  10. aaronwaudio

    aaronwaudio Active Member

    I'm not so sure. You could get drumcore, then download one of those digital girlfriend apps for iPhone. Maybe it would do the trick? Yeah, probably not.
     
  11. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    You can replace a drummer with any old drum machine analog or digital. A monkey will also work.....(assuming your not married to the drummer that is.....)
     
  12. aaronwaudio

    aaronwaudio Active Member

    That's not very nice.
     
  13. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I've never been accused of being "nice".....Still aint happenin. Real drummers that actually read my posts know that I spend a LOT of time getting them right and I am one of those producers that understand that the drum sound can make or break the recording. I get GREAT drums and have for many many years.

    Being a bass player, I understand drummers and their idiosyncrasies.....and I still think monkeys can do the job! LOLOL!!
     
  14. BrotherLove

    BrotherLove Active Member

    +1 to EZDrummer. It is super easy to create very realistic drums with it. Even once you find a real drummer, you can use EZD to create better sounding drum recordings by using drum replacement techniques. I made a short video on YouTube on the subject a while back if you're interested:

    Reaper Drum Replacement - YouTube
     
  15. Ashfall

    Ashfall Active Member

    I currently use Superior Drummer 2.0.... Many huge international bands use drum replacement software... If you even youtube it, or ezdrummer... The sounds coming out of it are sooo good!


    Ashfall Production Studios, sent from my iPhone 4.
     

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