Chapter 1: Drum MIDI Basics
Drum MIDI Basics (6:21)
Understanding MIDI Maps (3:39)
Hi-Hat CC MIDI (1:25)
MIDI Basics Recap (1:34)
Chapter 2: Creating Realistic Drum MIDI
Kick & Snare Patterns (7:36)
Creating Realistic Ghost Notes (6:00)
Creating Realistic Hi-Hat Parts (4:54)
Editing Hi-Hat CC Pedal MIDI (7:15)
Programming Open Hi-Hat Articulations (6:10)
Programming Drum Rolls (8:45)
Creating Realistic Drum Fills (9:11)
Programming Cymbal Swells (8:31)
Quantizing & Humanizing Your Grooves (5:56)
Normalizing Your MIDI (3:58)
Velocity Curve Adjustments (8:19)
Programming a Realistic Drum Groove (7:46)
Programming Realistic Drum Fills (3:57)
Are they real or fake? In this in-depth video tutorial series, it's drum pro Luke Oswald's goal to make it so you can’t tell! Learn all the basics of MIDI as it relates to programmed MIDI drums, and explore several practical ways to edit your drum MIDI to create the ultimate realistic drum grooves.
Luke starts with an explanation of MIDI events, note length, velocity, note numbers and hi-hat pedal CC information, and then explains his approach to editing MIDI to create realistic kick & snare patterns, hi-hat patterns, drum rolls, cymbal swells, drum fills and more.
Continuing on, you'll discover practical workflows and the benefits to quantizing and humanizing your drum MIDI parts, and how to apply velocity normalization and velocity curve adjustments for better dynamics. Luke concludes the series by creating a killer drum groove and fill from scratch while applying all of the principles learned in this course.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to make better drum parts and grooves for your tracks and songs, this series is the one to watch… Get "Creating Realistic MIDI Drums" today!
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Submitted 2 months ago
Great tutorial: Very useful for non-drummers
Explained mainly with Superior Drummer 2, a little Addictive Drums, but works with other Drum Samplers (and different DAWs) as well. Great explanations from a drummer's perspective (the instructor is a drummer and a drum programmer). The other Groove3 title on the same subject called Creating Realistic MIDI Drums makes a great companion to this tutorial, as it is from a different instructor with a different approach and teaching style. Both are definitely recommended.
I am a: Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase
Submitted 5 months ago
Very useful, Thank you
This course opened my eyes to things that I can do to make my drums performance sound real.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer
Submitted 7 months ago
Excellent course. Well done.
This course goes in-depth about programming MIDI drum parts in ways that the makers of virtual drum instruments never seem to do. If you want to improve your virtual drum tracks, it's definitely worth the viewing this course; you're sure to pick up at least a few useful tips and workflow ideas.
I am a: Studio One
Submitted 9 months ago
I'm very pleased with the whole MIDI series, I've always loved the potential offered by MIDI and have acquired a few devices in my quest for a really versatile home studio. Only problem was trying to learn everything from manuals. I struggled intermittently over many years, but I just couldn't connect the dots for some reason and learning this way has made me hopeful I'll finally learn the language well enough to really apply it. Thanks for a well structured and presented set of tutorials!
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase
Submitted 11 months ago
Good explanations, easy to follow
Since I'm a singer and am a beginner when it comes to producing, programming drums is difficult and new for me. This tutorial is informative and it helps me understand drums better. Everything is explained in a nice tempo. And there is not an overload on information. Which works well for me. There are some topics that I can't put to use in my DAW though.. for example the Cymbal Rolls.. I'll have to figure out another way to create those than the way explained in the video, or buy the plugin. But all in all, nice tutorial.
Submitted 1 year ago
Luke is a drum God...
Only an excellent drummer could convey the subtleties needed to create awesome drum parts as he does. He offers shortcuts but the truth is, it's a lot of work with proper tools(like superior drummer).
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 1 year ago
very good info
a must watch for any producer
Submitted 2 years ago
You can become a good midi drummer with this one.
From a drummer´s perspective with a good take on midi programming and of course feel. I like Luke´s sense on drumming. I´m a guitarist when it comes to playing (an) instrument(s), but I´m way more in using VSTi´s to create songs, so drum sounds are vital for my productions. This gives you a good understanding of the limits and physics of drumming applied to a virtual environment. If you haven´t worked with drummers in band or projects and you haven´t been able to get their take on for midifying human grooves, this series puts you on seat next to a professional drummer.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Reaper
Submitted 2 years ago
lots of useful info - some new to me
I already knew a lot of the stuff talked about but there was some useful info that I didn't know.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper
Submitted 2 years ago
This tutorial is excellent. I learned quite a few things from these videos.
I am a: Professional, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar
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