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Im pretty new to all this but ive been trying to figure out how to add drums to my tracks with cubase. I dont have electric drums but I do have a piano. Anyone know of anything?

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anonymous Mon, 09/29/2008 - 20:21

I heard of these things you can get, called drums.

A piano, although it's a percussion instrument, is not designed to make drum sounds. You could tap the lid and stomp on it to make some sort of noise but chances are you'll end up sample replacing this anyways because it won't be phat enough.

You could use a sequencer and your mouse to create drums. Just like a could draw stick figure porn. I happen to think both stick figure porn and sequenced drums are about as interesting as each other. But a lot of people will never know.

It's up to you. The power is in your hands. Use that power to move some sticks slap some skins with a rhythm that comes from your spine and connects to mine... Or click that mouse.

hackenslash Tue, 09/30/2008 - 04:21

You should have one of the LM series drum modules in your VST Instruments list. Hit [F11], select LM series drum module in the first slot, then go back to the project window and assign the output of your MIDI track to the LM module. Now assign the input that corresponds to your keyboard to that MIDI track, hit monitor enable (the little speaker icon in the track lane or the inspector) and off you go. It will take you some time to get all the right notes, but as a starting point the kick should be on C1. Happy drumming.