Quantizing Drums W Pro Tools

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ConAssStudio, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. ConAssStudio

    ConAssStudio Guest

    I just purchased the digi002 mixer and pro tools LE 6.9.My band went into the studio and the engineer was using a quantizer to line up the drums.I have a quantizer on pro tools but cant figure out how to get it to work with the drum tracks...If anybody would take the time to thouroghly run me through the steps on how to do it or any advice for that matter I would greatly appreciate it......
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    for it is Midi drums it's easy, simple Midi Quantise

    if it is real drums then first beat detective needs to be run over it to cut it up into units ... say 1/4 notes.
    the the quantizer/groove template is run over it to align and then the smoothing is supposed to clean the cut and crossfade points.

    in reality it can take much more effort than that and often it is done over quite short lenghts of the song ... verses, chorus, bridge, fills ... link pasages etc.

    Read the instructions on Beat Detective and experiment ... and practice practice practice.
    It's not that easy to do this sort of thing well and most often it is very time consuming.
  3. ConAssStudio

    ConAssStudio Guest

    yeah we are recording real drums...when we recorded through my this other studio he had nuendo and the snare hits came up as diamond shapes and he moved them to the metronome lines..can you do that with pro tools?Is there any specific drum plugins I should pick up? I really appreciate the help..were just sick of payin outrages amounts for studio work when we have a decent recording rig ourselves...
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    PT doesn't have the triangle (Q point ? )
    but it can find transient and does things in a similar way

    use the GRID mode and Group the drums together
    remember to save to new session name so you can go back if you stuff things up

    read the instruction and experiment ... and practice
    you will get there

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