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Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming

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    Tutorial 1

    Do's & Don'ts

    5:19

    See how to avoid some common mistakes, and understand the limitations of a real drummer.

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    Tutorial 2

    Drum Track Writing Pt. 1

    15:27

    See how musical features of a song can be used as anchor points for your drums, and how to use dynamics, grace notes and simple articulations to add groove and realism.

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    Tutorial 3

    Drum Track Writing Pt. 2

    10:19

    Explore how to use drum substitution to recycle existing drum patterns and how to create drum fills and flams.

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    Tutorial 4

    Live Input 101

    10:25

    Now get a brief introduction to the principles of MIDI keyboard drumming, touching on some approaches to creating interesting fills using non-standard time signatures.

Studio wiz Paul Ortiz delivers a crash course on programming virtual acoustic drums in Cubase 9, utilizing Cubase's built-in features and functions to craft the perfect drum performance for your song.

Paul begins with some Do's and Don'ts when it comes to programming drums, followed by how to recognize musical features of a song that can be used to direct your drum parts and transitions.

Next, recycling drum patterns, creating fills and flams as well as the principles of MIDI keyboard drumming are all discussed and shown in detail and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you'd like to know more about programming acoustic drum beats for your songs in Cubase 9, step right up and watch "Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming" today!

D Rocks 777
Submitted 7 months ago

nice

well explained

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fuzzbox
Submitted 7 months ago

Doing Most Of This

It was a confidence boost to know that I'm already doing most of this... However, there were a few new additions that I will add to my workflow... As long term Cubase user I was amazed that the author didn't use the Drum Editor... hence the 4-stars

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase

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krafidStudio
Submitted 10 months ago

Avery nice one

Outstanding!

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waynevdk
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent!

A great intro to get you fired up and started on the journey of drum programming. I loved the last video on finger drumming

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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RIcardo
Submitted 1 year ago

Straight and useful !

It's good to see another person doing the programming to learn different techniques and ways to accomplish a good result. Very useful. Thanks !

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tresero
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome

One of the few tutorials on "real" drumming I've found that works. I played drums as a kid, so I know the rudiments, now as a crappy pianist who's played guitar for 40 years, I have something to work on :)

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

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DGM
Submitted 1 year ago

Very informative.

There's lots of ideas I'm eager to try.

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Spenderuk
Submitted 1 year ago

Live sounding drums

An excellent tutorial. Precise and in depth,this should give your drums life

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been working with computers and music from probably around five or six, when my parents first got an Atari with Cubase 2.0! Been hooked ever since.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly it comes from my parents. They're both songwriters and producers, so I grew up watching them and learning in their studio. More recently, just self-taught really.

3. When did you get into recording?

I guess I first started taking it seriously when I was around 15 or 16, which is when it became a bit more feasible to actually record at home and go beyond GM. That's when I started picking up other instruments aside from keyboard, guitar, bass, drums.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've just started working with the guys over at Red Bull Media House and am on my second album with them now! Some of my sound design work has found its way to the studios over at the likes of Blizzard, and I've done a great deal of custom composition and production music for library music companies both here in the UK and in the Unites States.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I just love helping people out I guess! Through my personal music projects I've connected with thousands of fans from across the world, and most of them are aspiring producers and musicians themselves. So it's nice to be part of a wider community of creative people and help them along the way, as others helped me.

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Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from nice well explained
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Doing Most Of This It was a confidence boost to know that I'm already doing most of this... However, there were a few new additions that I will add to my workflow... As long term Cubase user I was amazed that the author didn't use the Drum Editor... hence the 4-stars
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Avery nice one Outstanding!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! A great intro to get you fired up and started on the journey of drum programming. I loved the last video on finger drumming
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Straight and useful ! It's good to see another person doing the programming to learn different techniques and ways to accomplish a good result. Very useful. Thanks !
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome One of the few tutorials on "real" drumming I've found that works. I played drums as a kid, so I know the rudiments, now as a crappy pianist who's played guitar for 40 years, I have something to work on :)
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative. There's lots of ideas I'm eager to try.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Live sounding drums An excellent tutorial. Precise and in depth,this should give your drums life
Date published: 2017-03-11