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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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Logic Pro X Drummer Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course Engaging and very easy to follow. If you know little or nothing about Drummer, by the end of this course you should feel confident enough to say you know a lot about it. The course also includes very helpful tips on how to get the most out of Drummer in a creative context. My only criticism is that DMD has been updated since this course came out, so perhaps this part of the course could also be updated. If you would like to increase your knowledge of Logic’s Drummer, I can’t imagine a better way to do so than following this course.
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tricks! This series was amazing!! Eli showed so many great tricks to get the most out of Drummer. I never really thought I would use Drummer but now I'll use it all the time. Thanks Eli!
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful I discovered a lot of this already by trial and error but Eli's tutorial could hvae saved me a lot of time if i haad seen it before
Date published: 2021-02-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from great! need update to include new sampler in 10.5.1 great! need update to include new sampler in 10.5.1
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great work! Thanks for breaking all that down. The very next track I laid down was 10x better than when I was just trying to figure it out on my own
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Killer tutorial Logic's Drummer has so much to offer! Why didn't I get to know this earlier? Kudos to Eli for laying out this great tutorial. Very well organized. Super helpful in choosing my arrangement DAW.
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Lots of tips I was not aware of! Another great video series.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow! Who Knew? This is the best video I have seen in terms of the information provided. I had no idea Drummer had so many capabilities. I had been struggling for years with producing drums and percussion, all the time unaware that Logic had the answer. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent video! Eli is the best - so thorough and clearly spoken.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great instruction This video explained a lot, and made me a lot more interested in using Drummer.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A big time game changer!!! I've been using drummer, off and on, for a while. I never took the time to really learn all of the extra ways to get the full effect of drummer. This will definitely make my instrumentals much better, going forward. The instructor knows his stuff.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent tutorial! very easy to follow, clear explanation of the topics and good mix of details and tips.Made using the drummer in Logic Pro X much faster and easier!
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Terrific Training! As usual, Eli does an amazing job of sharing a torrent of information that is pertinent, useful, and clear. He has an amazing "no BS" way of training and always gets right to the point. Best video trainer I've ever encountered. Thanks Eli! (I'm a trainer myself!) Mike
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome! This was pretty awesome. One of the best teachers/class.
Date published: 2020-01-17
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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