DRUMLAB Tutorial

DRUMLAB Explained®

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    Get a quick overview of the three main areas of the interface.

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    Jump Start

    Start layering sounds, previewing grooves, and saving presets right away.

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    The Kit Page

    Learn how to use the effects to blend and shape the balance between the stereo overhead, mono overhead, and mono room microphone mixes.

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    The Instruments

    See how the individual instrument controls are used to shape the direct sound of each kit and percussion piece.

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    The Grooves Page

    Explore the bundled MIDI drum grooves and see how the performance parameters are used to alter the feel of the variations.

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    The Options Page

    Learn how to customize note mappings, adjust the velocity curve of each note either for corrective or creative purposes, and how to optimize the memory demands of DRUMLAB.

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    Single Instrument Setup

    See how to set up a multi timbral multi output version of DRUMLAB with each individual kit piece loaded as a separate instrument, each receiving input on a unique MIDI channel, and outputting signal to separate channel strips in Logic Pro X.

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    Working With Single Instruments

    See how the instrument controls are laid out on the single instrument versions of some of the DRUMLAB kit pieces.

Product Overview

Native Instruments DRUMLAB is your very own evil lab for creating monster drum sounds and kits. Let mad drum scientist Eli Krantzberg show you how to pump new life into your productions and songs with this electrifying virtual drum instrument!

Eli begins with an introduction to the instrument and its 3 main areas, then jumps right in showing you how to start layering sounds, previewing grooves and saving presets. Next up is the Kit Page, where you'll learn how to use the effects to blend and shape the balance between the different available mic mixes.

Eli then shows you how the individual instrument controls are used to shape the direct sound of each kit and piece, as well as how to get your grooves going with the bundled MIDI drum groove files and performance parameters. The Options Page is also explored, revealing how to customize note mappings, adjust velocities and how to optimize memory settings for the best system performance.

Wrapping up the series, Eli explains how to set up a multi-output version of DRUMLAB and output its drum sounds to a separate track, and then gives a deeper look at how instrument controls are laid out on the single instrument versions of some of the DRUMLAB kit pieces.

If you're going mad with drums in your productions and songs, Native Instruments DRUMLAB is the perfect venue to twist, mangle and create new kits and sounds... Watch "DRUMLAB Explained" today.

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DRUMLAB Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful This helped me get started.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Usefull Very quick and concise, just what I was looking for to get started quickly.
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is very good Eli digs deep into the subject and helps to fire the imagination.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great overview. As an owner of Komplete Ultimate, this course was helpful in explaining what the Drumlab virtual instrument can do and why I might want to use it in my music creations. Eli's delivery was concise and insightful, too.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the Point This course gets right into it and explains everything clearly. 5 Stars!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli does it again! A no nonsense and thorough explanation of Drum Lab. Eli goes at lengths to show the routing possibilities of both the full, and single instrument versions of this tidy little instrument.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome! Awesome! It covers every single feature. Very well explained
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good overview Always good to sit in on Eli K., he does a great job of teaching!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Solid overview Quick and easy overview of Drum Lab. While it's a pretty simple Kontakt instrument, there's a lot of subtlties that you may not pick up on. A fast and easy tutorial that I'd suggest for anyone who wants to master this. Thanks Eli.
Date published: 2016-09-28
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