Getting a better drum machine/software drum sound?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by lockwolf, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. lockwolf

    lockwolf Guest

    So, I've got the tough problem of not liking the sound I get out of software drum machines. I'm trying to get a nice studio drum sound for rock music. Usually, with this type of set up, the drums sound way too fake and leave me cringing. I've tried a few different programs but haven't really found one I've liked. I just want to know if there are any other ways I can go about getting a better way out of drum software. I'm pretty much open for anything.
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    There is one technique which entails setting up a mic in front of the monitors and playing the midi track while simultaneously recording to a separate track. There are countless variables when using this technique such as mic choice, mic position, monitors, monitor volume, and the room itself, so play around with it and see if you like the results!
  3. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Realistic sounds + Realistic programming/patterns + proper EQ/effects = great "fake" drums.

    Work on each part of the equation.

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