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How To Make Midi Drums Sound Real

I've been challenged in the last 19 months to create music VERY fast for video projects.  I created a video showing the process I've been using to get better drums sounds using stock logic drum tones.  I prefer recording drums with a real drummer however this has been a fantastic challenge in its own right. 

P.S.  If it is annoying for me to post videos in the forum I have no problem removing them:)  These are the things in music that are exciting for me so I thought I would share it. 

Recording drums to sound big in a small room for hard rock/metal projects

I would like some feedback. I just finished an iso room in my studio to track in. I’m a drummer and I will never have the square foot or height to track ambient drums. I’m ok with that and I’m fine with adding room post tracking. I guess the biggest challenge I face is getting the drums sound big enough for hard rock/metal projects. Here’s a sample of arecent drum sample I tracked in the new room. I added the room sI'm post tracking.

Seeking Help to Diagnose and Solve Problem with MIDI Drum Recording

Hello friends,

I'm seeking help to determine the problem I'm having when recording a MIDI file from my electronic drum kit.

Alesis Crimson Mesh Head Electronic Drum Set
USB MIDI cable (direct from the ekit to my computer)
Samsung laptop
Sony Acid Pro 7
Line 6 POD Farm
Line 6 TonePort UX2


Recording Vintage Drums

Hey all,

Happy New Year!

Here's another article you might like to check out.

I recently recorded a nice vintage Gretsch drum kit from the early 70s for a cover of an old jazz standard. The sound we were after was 'vintage' to match the era of the piece. I used a minimal miking technique, and we were quite pleased with the result. So I wrote it up with some photos and audio - thought some people here might find it interesting.

Best way to quantise multitrack acoustic drums recordings

Hi Guys,
I'm kind of stuck with the new Audiosnap 2.0 of Sonar X3
It is suppose to allow to group the audio tracks transients so that the quantising stay phase coherent but I can't figure out the steps to achive that.

What's your better tool for quantising multitracks. (without manually move transients)