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Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming

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4 Videos | Length: 41min 30sec
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    Do's & Don'ts

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

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    Drum Track Writing Pt. 1

    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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    Drum Track Writing Pt. 2

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

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    Live Input 101

    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.

Product Overview


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!


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Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Good tricks
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful I have learnt a lot from this
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant great tips
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Invaluable If your not a drummer this is a must.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful nice tips for me as an advanced beginner
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful insight into Acoustic Drum Programming A great alternative to using canned MIDI loops. These videos take you through the process of creating realistic and relevant drum tracks using a virtual instrument. As with everything, a little practice is required, but this course provides all the information needed to get you creating your own realistic drum parts.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial: Clear subject, very practical & useful, no filler In about 45 minutes you'll learn about creating realistic drum parts. This is done in Cubase, but could be used for other DAWs as well. I also have the other Groove3 title on the same subject (Creating Realistic MIDI Drums), which is also great and makes a great companion to this tutorial, as it is from a different instructor with a different approach and teaching style. Definitely recommended.
Date published: 2018-09-02
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
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