Drums Tutorial

Drum Replacement Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Series Introduction

  • Overview 3:30


    Luke explains what drum replacement is and how it works when dealing with audio drum tracks.

Chapter 2 : Addictive Trigger

  • Loading Samples 4:09

    Loading Samples

    Learn how to load high quality samples and FX into Addictive Trigger.

  • Using SuperStart 7:34

    Using SuperStart

    Luke explains how to use Addictive Trigger's intuitive "SuperStart" function for quick and easy setup.

  • Addictive Trigger Fingerprints 3:36

    Addictive Trigger Fingerprints

    See how to use the "Fingerprints" function to tell Addictive Trigger what you want to trigger and what you don’t.

  • Triggering & MIDI Response 9:20

    Triggering & MIDI Response

    Luke walks you through the process of setting up multiple instances of Addictive Trigger to trigger the entire drum performance.

  • Exporting MIDI 2:58

    Exporting MIDI

    Explore how to create and export MIDI from Addictive Trigger in order to trigger samples from third party libraries.

Chapter 3 : Trigger 2

  • Making Your Settings 4:50

    Making Your Settings

    Luke explains how to use the basic features of Trigger 2 to get setup quickly and start triggering samples from your source audio.

  • Triggering the Entire Drum Track 5:39

    Triggering the Entire Drum Track

    Discover how to setup multiple instances of Trigger 2 to trigger the snare drum and toms, in addition to the bass drum.

  • Advanced Adjustments 5:33

    Advanced Adjustments

    Luke explains how to adjust the Envelope, Dynamics and Velocity Curve functions on a per pad basis within Trigger 2 for honing in your triggering and sound.

  • Gate, High/Low Pass & Suppress 2:47

    Gate, High/Low Pass & Suppress

    Learn how to use the advanced functions of Trigger 2 for more detailed control and fine tuning your triggering.

  • Exporting MIDI 3:33

    Exporting MIDI

    Luke covers how to create a MIDI track from each instance of Trigger 2 that can be used to trigger samples from third party products.

Chapter 4 : Transient Detection In Studio One

  • Converting Audio to MIDI 6:20

    Converting Audio to MIDI

    Get a step by step explanation of how to use the Transient Detection and Groove Grid functions within Studio One to trigger samples from your audio drum tracks.

  • Triggering Drum Tracks in Studio One 3:20

    Triggering Drum Tracks in Studio One

    Luke creates MIDI for the rest of the drum kit and shows you how to fine tune the Transient Detection threshold for precise triggering.

Chapter 5 : Triggering Complex Grooves

  • Addictive Trigger on Complex Grooves 6:09

    Addictive Trigger on Complex Grooves

    With a more complex drum performance, Luke explains how he was able to get Addictive Trigger to properly trigger complex grooves and ghost notes.

  • Using Trigger 2 on Complex Grooves 9:40

    Using Trigger 2 on Complex Grooves

    Luke takes the same complex groove and shows you how to use the Suppression function of Trigger 2 for precise snare drum ghost note triggering.

  • Using S1 Transient Detection on Complex Grooves 3:28

    Using S1 Transient Detection on Complex Grooves

    Learn how to configure Studio One's Transient Detection function to trigger complex grooves perfectly.

Chapter 6 : Product Comparison

  • Addictive Trigger Pros & Cons 3:30

    Addictive Trigger Pros & Cons

    Luke explains the pros and cons of Addictive Trigger and how it compares to other plug-ins.

  • Trigger 2 Pros & Cons 3:13

    Trigger 2 Pros & Cons

    Learn about the pros and cons of using Trigger 2 for drum replacement.

  • S1 Transient Detection Pros & Cons 1:56

    S1 Transient Detection Pros & Cons

    Luke concludes this series with an explanation of the pros and cons of using Studio One's Transient Detection as your drum replacement method.

Chapter 7 : Bonus Videos

  • Drumagog 5 Walkthrough 13:04

    Drumagog 5 Walkthrough

    Learn about Drumagog 5 and how it can be used as another drum replacement solution.

  • Keeping Your Tracks in Phase 6:09

    Keeping Your Tracks in Phase

    Luke explains the concept of “phase alignment” and how this relates to drum replacement.

Product Overview

In this in-depth video tutorial series, Luke Oswald explains how drum replacement works and covers some of the most popular plug-ins for drum replacement, as well as using features found in some DAWs. See how to get awesome sounding drum takes every time!

The products discussed in this series include XLN Audio's Addictive Trigger, Slate Drums Trigger 2, Drumagog 5 and the PreSonus Studio One transient detection function. Luke explains how to replace your drum audio with high quality samples and how to mix in the samples with your original source material.

Luke also explores how to create and export MIDI from your audio drum tracks to trigger third party plug-ins, and use these products with even the most complex grooves.

You even get a product comparison, explaining the pros and cons of each drum replacement methods, and bonus videos covering Drumagog 5 and how to keep your drum tracks in phase for a clearer, punchier sound.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to know all about the art of drum replacement, checkout “Drum Replacement Explained” today!

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