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Logic Pro X Drummer Explained®

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    Drummer FAQ

    Learn the basics of how Drummer tracks, Drummer regions, and Drummer kits work in Logic Pro X.

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    Getting Started with Drummer Tracks & Regions

    Learn the various ways to create Drummer tracks, both with and without Arrangement Markers. Also see how to generate additional Drummer regions, once the track is created.

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    Drummers, Drum Kits, & Presets

    Explore ways of switching genres and drummers without changing their associated drum kits, as well as ways of switching drum kits while maintaining the same drummers and their grooves. Then see how to preserve an edited pattern preset from one drummer while switching to another drummer's kit and patterns.

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    The Drummer Editor & the Acoustic Drummers Pt. 1

    Explore the Drummer Editor and see how it is used to control the parameters of the generated patterns with the acoustic Drummers.

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    The Drummer Editor & the Acoustic Drummers Pt. 2

    Explore the Details panel in the Drummer Editor, and see how to lock the fill and swing settings. Eli then shows how to force a crash at the end of a song, and how to save custom presets.

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    The Drummer Editor & Electronic Drummers

    Discover the humanize and phrase variation knobs and see how, along with the complexity sliders, they influence electronic drum kit parts. Then hear how the auto half time function works once the tempo crosses the 110 bpm threshold.

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    Brush Drummers & Percussionists

    Hear the brush drummers and percussionists in action, and see how the Drummer Editor parameters update to display their relevant parameters.

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    Drummers & MIDI

    Discover how to convert Drummer parts into editable MIDI note data, and explore a few ways to develop the grooves further.

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    Drummer & Third Party Instruments

    See how using aliases on Instrument tracks allows for working in Drummer's editor, while simultaneously triggering third party instruments.

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    Drummer & Drum Kit Designer

    Learn how to edit and alter the palette of sounds available in both the stereo and producer kit versions of Drum Kit Designer.

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    Working with Drum Machine Designer

    See how electronic kit piece sounds are edited and swapped using the Drum Machine Designer interface, all the while leaving the Drummer data intact for further editing with tweaked or exchanged sounds.

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    Working with the Percussionists

    See how the Producer kits and Performance Patches work with the Percussionist Drummers.

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    Mixing Producer Kits

    Explore some of the detail available when mixing Drummer tracks using their respective Producer Kits.

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    Summary of Tips to Get the Most Out of Drummer

    Wrapping it up, Eli gives a review of 18 different ways to customize the sound and performance of Drummer in your projects.

Product Overview


Logic Pro X master Eli Krantzberg brings you the definitive video tutorial guide to Logic Pro X Drummer! Learn what all the features of this power packed virtual drum instrument do, as well as how to effectively use them to create amazing acoustic and electronic drum parts for your songs and productions.

Eli begins with a welcome, followed by videos on the basics of how Drummer tracks, Drummer regions, and Drummer kits work in Logic Pro X. You'll then learn the various ways to create Drummer tracks, both with and without Arrangement Markers, and how to generate additional Drummer regions once the track is created.

Next you'll explore ways of switching genres and drummers without changing their associated drum kits, as well as ways of switching drum kits while maintaining the same drummers and their grooves and more. Eli then gives you 3 in-depth videos entirely dedicated to the feature rich Drummer Editor and how it works with both acoustic and electronic drums.

Throughout the rest of the video series, you'll discover ways to use Brush Drummers and Percussionists, convert Drummer parts into editable MIDI note data, trigger third party instruments with the Drum Editor, how to edit and alter the palette of sounds available in both the stereo and producer kit versions of Drum Kit Designer, working with Drum Machine Designer to design powerful electronic drum sounds, tons of tips and tricks and much more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you use Logic Pro X, Drummer is an indispensable rhythm creation instrument. Learn to get the most out of it and make it groove: Watch "Logic Pro X Drummer Explained" now!


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Badsneakers
Submitted 2 months ago

A GREAT HELP!

As always Eli Krantzberg offers up another great tutorial, fully recommend this and any other vids Eli makes

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro



Traveler
Submitted 4 months ago

Very helpful! Easy to use. Thorough.

I used Logic to put out an album in 2011, but I have been away from music for the past few years because I was busy with other projects (I got absorbed with genealogy). Now it's time to get back to music. But, LogicProX has so many new (and useful) features that I didn't know where to begin to catch up with the new interface and new features. Groove3 fits that bill perfectly. Thanks, Groove3! You have made it easy for me to get back on track (no pun intended!).

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro


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cseder
Submitted 8 months ago

Wow, didn't know that the LPX drummer was that versatile!

Learned a lot from this series, immediately applicable knowledge, ready to be put into use! Great series.


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nedbab
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpfull

its hel a lot

I am a: Professional, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Pro Tools


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toddlask
Submitted 1 year ago

Wonderful!

Really great!


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bangpo00
Submitted 1 year ago

Good insights

Great tutorial. I skipped through the parts about drum machine and percussionists. Learning tips and usage about the drum kits will be enough to keep my brain busy for a while.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro, Studio One



DivRecMike
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Video!

Eli is a great instructor generally, but this is his best video IMO because of it's timing. He just gets to the point fast and passes the skillset to you in the shortest amount of time possible. Further, as a Logic power-user (or songwriter generally this video is required viewing.... LPX drummer is just a game-changer!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Acid, Logic Pro


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michaelnk
Submitted 1 year ago

good

I really enjoy Eli's pace. however, I think there should be another Logic Pro x drummer video as it's one of the most powerful tools in logic. I also think Drummer & Third Party Instruments could have been much deeper. one example is that many 3rd party instruments name articulations and how they behave differently. it would be a pain to do a video about the numerous 3rd party instruments, but I'm sure there will be demand. groove3 could even sell the presets with "approximated" articulations for non-subscribers (I bet that it would sell). another ideia would be 3rd party programs such as ezkeys etc that could work nice with drummer from Logic Pro x (it is even on the video but there is no comment about that). that said, thank u Eli.

I am a: Student


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RokS
Submitted 1 year ago

Finally, I get it.

I clearly hadn't explored the possibilities of this instument before this series. Clear, concise explanations of Drummer's capabilities that had eluded me. Didn't know what I had. Thx, Eli!

I am a: Hobbyist


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David70srock
Submitted 1 year ago

Right On Point!

Eli does a great job of getting right to the point of how Drummer works and the many ways to change grooves and sounds...really liked the idea of using grooves with third party instruments I suppose you could also use grooves on synths etc...if you would like a quick and thorough walk through of Drummer Eli makes it happen...I always enjoy his vids...learned Logic X from him!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro


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Badsneakers
Submitted 2 months ago

A GREAT HELP!

As always Eli Krantzberg offers up another great tutorial, fully recommend this and any other vids Eli makes

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro


Traveler
Submitted 4 months ago

Very helpful! Easy to use. Thorough.

I used Logic to put out an album in 2011, but I have been away from music for the past few years because I was busy with other projects (I got absorbed with genealogy). Now it's time to get back to music. But, LogicProX has so many new (and useful) features that I didn't know where to begin to catch up with the new interface and new features. Groove3 fits that bill perfectly. Thanks, Groove3! You have made it easy for me to get back on track (no pun intended!).

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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cseder
Submitted 8 months ago

Wow, didn't know that the LPX drummer was that versatile!

Learned a lot from this series, immediately applicable knowledge, ready to be put into use! Great series.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

nedbab
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpfull

its hel a lot

I am a: Professional, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Pro Tools

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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toddlask
Submitted 1 year ago

Wonderful!

Really great!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

bangpo00
Submitted 1 year ago

Good insights

Great tutorial. I skipped through the parts about drum machine and percussionists. Learning tips and usage about the drum kits will be enough to keep my brain busy for a while.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro, Studio One


DivRecMike
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Video!

Eli is a great instructor generally, but this is his best video IMO because of it's timing. He just gets to the point fast and passes the skillset to you in the shortest amount of time possible. Further, as a Logic power-user (or songwriter generally this video is required viewing.... LPX drummer is just a game-changer!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Acid, Logic Pro

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

michaelnk
Submitted 1 year ago

good

I really enjoy Eli's pace. however, I think there should be another Logic Pro x drummer video as it's one of the most powerful tools in logic. I also think Drummer & Third Party Instruments could have been much deeper. one example is that many 3rd party instruments name articulations and how they behave differently. it would be a pain to do a video about the numerous 3rd party instruments, but I'm sure there will be demand. groove3 could even sell the presets with "approximated" articulations for non-subscribers (I bet that it would sell). another ideia would be 3rd party programs such as ezkeys etc that could work nice with drummer from Logic Pro x (it is even on the video but there is no comment about that). that said, thank u Eli.

I am a: Student

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RokS
Submitted 1 year ago

Finally, I get it.

I clearly hadn't explored the possibilities of this instument before this series. Clear, concise explanations of Drummer's capabilities that had eluded me. Didn't know what I had. Thx, Eli!

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

David70srock
Submitted 1 year ago

Right On Point!

Eli does a great job of getting right to the point of how Drummer works and the many ways to change grooves and sounds...really liked the idea of using grooves with third party instruments I suppose you could also use grooves on synths etc...if you would like a quick and thorough walk through of Drummer Eli makes it happen...I always enjoy his vids...learned Logic X from him!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Logic Pro X Drummer Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A GREAT HELP! As always Eli Krantzberg offers up another great tutorial, fully recommend this and any other vids Eli makes
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Easy to use. Thorough. I used Logic to put out an album in 2011, but I have been away from music for the past few years because I was busy with other projects (I got absorbed with genealogy). Now it's time to get back to music. But, LogicProX has so many new (and useful) features that I didn't know where to begin to catch up with the new interface and new features. Groove3 fits that bill perfectly. Thanks, Groove3! You have made it easy for me to get back on track (no pun intended!).
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow, didn't know that the LPX drummer was that versatile! Learned a lot from this series, immediately applicable knowledge, ready to be put into use! Great series.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpfull its hel a lot
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Really great!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good insights Great tutorial. I skipped through the parts about drum machine and percussionists. Learning tips and usage about the drum kits will be enough to keep my brain busy for a while.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video! Eli is a great instructor generally, but this is his best video IMO because of it's timing. He just gets to the point fast and passes the skillset to you in the shortest amount of time possible. Further, as a Logic power-user (or songwriter generally this video is required viewing.... LPX drummer is just a game-changer!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good I really enjoy Eli's pace. however, I think there should be another Logic Pro x drummer video as it's one of the most powerful tools in logic. I also think Drummer & Third Party Instruments could have been much deeper. one example is that many 3rd party instruments name articulations and how they behave differently. it would be a pain to do a video about the numerous 3rd party instruments, but I'm sure there will be demand. groove3 could even sell the presets with "approximated" articulations for non-subscribers (I bet that it would sell). another ideia would be 3rd party programs such as ezkeys etc that could work nice with drummer from Logic Pro x (it is even on the video but there is no comment about that). that said, thank u Eli.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally, I get it. I clearly hadn't explored the possibilities of this instument before this series. Clear, concise explanations of Drummer's capabilities that had eluded me. Didn't know what I had. Thx, Eli!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Right On Point! Eli does a great job of getting right to the point of how Drummer works and the many ways to change grooves and sounds...really liked the idea of using grooves with third party instruments I suppose you could also use grooves on synths etc...if you would like a quick and thorough walk through of Drummer Eli makes it happen...I always enjoy his vids...learned Logic X from him!!
Date published: 2018-06-15
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