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recording electronic drums

Discussion in 'Drums' started by shredz, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    how do u make a drum machine not sound like a drum machine?? lol

    Ive seen many sample sets like DRUMS FROM HELL and the like...do u capture the drums, convert it to midi, and then control the software?
    How are u guys doing it?
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Wave Files. Or samples. I trigger wavs mostly. I use Reason a lot. I have a libary of drums from my own recordings that I sample and work into songs.
  3. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Yep, could be MIDI-triggered samples of some format loaded into a software drum kit like DFH.

    Or, some people use loops, which contain x# of bars for a phrase that can usually be mainpulated in some ways. String a bunch together, with different loops in parts (breaks, turnarounds, ride replacing hi-hat, etc.), and you have drum tracks. Those loop libraries may contain individual samples that can be used in a software drum kit, and MIDI-triggered.

    I'm not good with loops. I'm more of a linear constructionist, and like to have control over each individual event. May be more work, but it's also more tweakable...at least to me.

    Since I have no room for real drums, MIDI drums are the one thing I MUST use in nearly everything I do. (Plus, the neighbors appreciate it).
    I've gotten fairly good at conjouring up drum tracks that sound almost real...or so I'm told.

  4. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    we've used loops some but they sound electronic.
    what if u have a straight ahead rock song, say u want the 80s big drums...or wanna get Rush-ish...
    has anyone used any of the sample packs like DFH in this way?
    Id love to hear what youve done with it...
    check my page for our canned drums...
  5. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    I use DFHS and I love it.. All samples are real and if you program them in midi u can use all the randomize ans alternet hits and adjust the mic positions you cant tell its a program.. u can also trigger them from any digital set or drum machine with midi out....
  6. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    jbrax...can I get your email so I can ask questions?

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