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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 5:19

    Do's & Don'ts

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

  • Drum Track Writing Pt. 1 15:27

    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.

  • Drum Track Writing Pt. 2 10:19

    Drum Track Writing Pt. 2

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

  • Live Input 101 10:25

    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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