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Drum Sample Technology Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview

    7:07

    Luke walks you through an overview of how sample technology works and why it's important.

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    Tutorial 2

    Sample Pools & The Machine Gun Effect

    7:38

    Learn about the necessity of extended sample pools and the dreaded 'machine-gun effect.'

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    Tutorial 3

    Sample Mixer & Microphones

    10:46

    You can use mixer/microphone channels to create a realistic multi-channel recording session.

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    Tutorial 4

    Sample Manipulation

    7:24

    Luke explains how to manipulate drum samples in creative ways to create new drum sounds.

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    Tutorial 5

    Sample Technology for Drums Conclusion

    5:00

    A recap of drum sample technology and how useful it is for drum production and performances.

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    Tutorial 6

    Performance (All Mixer Channels Enabled)

    4:45

    Luke performs on his e-drums with all mixer channels enabled to demonstrate the sound of sampled drums in real time.

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    Tutorial 7

    Performance (Mixer/Envelope Adjustments in Real-Time)

    4:56

    Mixer/envelope changes can affect the sound of your drums during a real time performance.

Are you a drummer excited by all the amazing sonic options available to you, but you just dont know how they work? In this video tutorial series drum technology guru Luke Oswald teaches you the nuts and bolts of cutting edge drum sample technology and how you can use it creatively for both recording and live performance!

Luke starts with a basic introduction of what sample technology is available for drummers, and why you might want to take advantage of it, followed by a discussion on the necessity of extended sample pools to avoid the dreaded machine gun effect that renders your rolls static and lifeless.

After that, Luke explores how to use mixer and microphone channels to create a realistic multi-channel drum recording, and how you can manipulate drum samples creatively to create entirely new drum sounds.

Finally, Luke concludes the series with performance examples. He performs on his electronic drums with all mixer channels enabled to demonstrate how everything sounds live, and then he shows you how mixer and envelope changes affect the sound of your drums in real-time.

TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 7 months ago

What a mind blower!

Though I am not a drummer and can't play a beat to save my life; I but could not help to cont. watching in amazement and listening to his descriptive details in amazement.! I never new that drum sampling was that much and so much more. Makes you really appreciate the the side seldom seen or known about.

I am a: Musician

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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Drum Sample Technology Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What a mind blower! Though I am not a drummer and can't play a beat to save my life; I but could not help to cont. watching in amazement and listening to his descriptive details in amazement.! I never new that drum sampling was that much and so much more. Makes you really appreciate the the side seldom seen or known about.
Date published: 2016-08-20