Music Theory and Notation Tutorial

GetGood Drums Explained®

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Series Introduction

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    Tutorial 1

    Welcome to GetGood Drums

    5:02

    Luke introduces you to the GetGood Drums virtual instrument featuring the Matt Halpern sample library.

Interface Navigation & Drum Auditioning

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    Tutorial 2

    Loading GetGood Drums in KONTAKT

    3:05

    Learn a variety of ways that you can to load GetGood Drums into KONTAKT.

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    Tutorial 3

    Auditioning Sounds

    4:33

    Get a walkthrough of the GetGood Drums interface and how to audition each drum.

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    Tutorial 4

    MIDI Layout & Articulation

    6:38

    Luke explains the layout of the default MIDI mapping and talks about the different instrument articulations available within this plug-in.

Settings Panel

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    Tutorial 5

    Setting MIDI Mapping Presets

    3:04

    See how to set the correct MIDI Mapping info for your drum module or drum MIDI to make sure the proper samples are triggered.

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    Tutorial 6

    Global Velocity Curve

    6:21

    Luke demonstrates how to use the velocity curve to create a more realistic performance and playback experience.

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    Tutorial 7

    Creating Custom MIDI Maps

    9:18

    Can't find a MIDI map preset that works for your setup? Explore how to create a custom MIDI map to make sure each articulation is triggering properly.

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    Tutorial 8

    Using the Learn Function

    3:13

    Get an explanation of how you can use the built-in "Learn" function to quickly map articulations to specific MIDI notes by using your MIDI controller.

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    Tutorial 9

    Saving Presets

    1:29

    Luke explains the importance of saving your settings and shows you how to save presets in a variety of ways.

Mixing within GetGood Drums

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    Tutorial 10

    Making Mix Adjustments

    6:18

    Luke demonstrates how to make mix adjustments within the GetGood Drums plug-in in real-time while playing back one of his drum performances.

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    Tutorial 11

    Creative Options

    5:28

    Luke explains his mix choices from the previous video along with additional creative mix options.

Multi-Channel Output Configurations

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    Tutorial 12

    8 Stereo Channels

    8:16

    See how to setup both KONTAKT and GetGood Drums for multi-channel output functionality.

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    Tutorial 13

    Multi-Channel Mixing Options

    5:01

    Luke demonstrates how you can mix within the GetGood Drums interface and within your DAW simultaneously when using a multi-channel output configuration, and also explains the benefit of using all stereo channels.

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    Tutorial 14

    8 Mono & 4 Stereo Channels

    6:06

    Discover an alternative method of setting up multi-channel output configurations with additional output options.

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    Tutorial 15

    Mix with Mono & Stereo Channels

    5:45

    Luke now explains how additional multi-channel outputs provide more flexibility when mixing within your DAW.

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    Tutorial 16

    Using FX in Your DAW

    7:18

    Luke reveals how you can add FX to discrete channels within your DAW when using a multi-channel output configuration.

Practical Applications

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    Tutorial 17

    Mix Examples with Performance

    9:14

    Luke provides a demonstration of additional mix options within GetGood Drums along with a video performance on his electronic drums. Watch the performance video and the mix adjustments at the same time.

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    Tutorial 18

    Hard Hitting Grooves

    7:35

    Listen to new groove examples with a heavier feel to hear how GetGood Drums performs.

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    Tutorial 19

    Ghost Note Grooves

    7:13

    Luke provides a funky groove example with softer dynamics to showcase the ability of GetGood Drums to sound great with any genre of music.

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    Tutorial 20

    Halpern Drums with Slate Trigger 2 Pt. 1

    8:20

    Are you recording acoustic drums? Learn how to replace/layer your drums with the Matt Halpern samples from GetGood Drums using Trigger 2.

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    Tutorial 21

    Halpern Drums with Slate Trigger 2 Pt. 2

    6:15

    Luke places Trigger 2 on the kick, snare top, snare bottom and tom channels to demonstrate how all drums can be replaced using the Matt Halpern samples from GetGood Drums. Examples include both heavy-hitting grooves and softer funky grooves.

Conclusion

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    Tutorial 22

    Series Recap

    1:07

    Luke ends with a video recap of all subjects covered in this tutorial series.

In this video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald covers the amazing sounding GetGood Drums virtual instrument drum library in detail. See how to get killer drum sounds for your productions!

Luke starts with how to load GetGoodDrums into Kontakt, and then walks you through the plug-in interface, as well as how to audition each drum.

He then explores how the default mapping layout works and discusses instrument articulations, MIDI mapping presets, creating custom map presets and velocity curve adjustments.

Luke goes deeper and provides realtime mix examples of how you can mix and choose different drums within the GetGoodDrums interface and how to setup multi-channel configurations and add FX from your DAW for additional processing.

Finally, Luke provides a series of practical applications for GetGoodDrums including extended mix options, hard-hitting and softer groove examples, as well as drum replacement using the Matt Halpern sample library.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to know all about one of the best sounding drum libraries out there, checkout “GetGood Drums Explained” today.

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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