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STUDIO DRUMMER Tutorial

STUDIO DRUMMER Explained®

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Chapter 1: Overview

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    Overview Pt. 1 (6:23)


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    Overview Pt. 2 (7:51)


Chapter 2: Grooves Window

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    Playing MIDI Groove Files (3:09)


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    Auditioning Drum Kits & Mix Presets (1:43)


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    Using Groove MIDI To Adjust OH & Room Levels (1:19)


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    MIDI Groove Feel Adjustments (2:45)


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    Using The Grid To Adjust Tightness/Swing Parameters (3:25)


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    Velocity Adjustments & Tempo Settings (2:32)


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    Using MIDI Grooves Within Your DAW (2:54)


Chapter 3: Options Window

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    MIDI Mapping Explained (2:09)


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    Velocity Curve Adjustments (2:49)


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    Velocity Range Adjustments (4:49)


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    Mapping Presets (2:25)


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    Manual Mapping Adjustments (2:54)


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    Saving/Deleting Mapping Presets (1:23)


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    Kit View Options (1:47)


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    Randomize Options: Volume Adjustments (2:44)


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    Randomize Options: Velocity Adjustments (1:17)


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    Randomize Options: Time, Pitch & Tone Adjustments (3:04)


Chapter 4: Kit Window

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    Mixer Presets in the Kit Window (2:16)


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    MIDI Groove Player (0:54)


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    Drum Selection & Auditioning Samples (1:37)


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    Mapping Individual Articulations (2:26)


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    Unloading/Reloading Instruments (1:30)


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    OH & Room Mix Adjustments (3:43)


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    Tuning & Pitch Adjustments (1:12)


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    Envelope Settings (6:04)


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    Kit Sounds (6:33)


Chapter 5: Mixer Window

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    Mixer Presets in the Mixer Window (1:53)


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    Fader Adjustments, Solo/Mute Options & Panning (2:47)


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    Reverb Sends & Types (7:01)


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    Channel FX Overview (0:43)


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    EQ Parameter Overview (2:04)


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    EQ Adjustment Examples (1:29)


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    Compressor Parameter Overview (3:26)


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    Compression Examples (1:19)


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    Transient Master Parameter Overview (1:05)


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    Transient Master Examples (2:37)


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    Tape Saturator Parameter Overview (1:13)


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    Tape Saturator Examples (2:04)


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    FX Chain Arrangement (0:51)


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    Loading Channel FX Presets (2:50)


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    Saving Channel FX Presets (2:19)


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    Individual Microphone Adjustments (2:30)


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    Saving & Loading Entire Studio Drummer Presets (2:50)


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    Routing Basics (2:20)


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    Stadium Kit Custom Mix (3:31)


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    Session Kit Custom Mix (5:39)


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    Garage Kit Custom Mix (5:52)


Chapter 6: Multi-Channel Output

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    Setting Up KONTAKT Player For Multi-Channel Output (6:20)


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    Multi-Out Setup Within STUDIO DRUMMER (4:40)


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    Checking The Panning (10:18)


Expert drum instructor Luke Oswald breaks down Native Instrument’s powerful STUDIO DRUMMER software in this comprehensive video tutorial series. Learn every aspect and how you can use this software with your electronic kit and DAW of choice!

Luke begins with an overview of the Kit and Groove windows within STUDIO DRUMMER, and then explains the basic functionality of the Options and Mixer windows.

After that, he focuses on the Grooves Window, and then dives deep into all of the things that you can do with MIDI Grooves, such as playing them, quantizing them for various feel options, adjusting velocity and tempo, and more.

Luke then reveals how to use MIDI grooves to help you audition drum kits and mix presets, and then focuses on the Options window, and demonstrates how you can adjust settings for Velocity Curve and Range, create custom maps, and use the randomize function to create truly unique performances.

The Kit windows is next, and you’ll discover how you can access mixer presets and MIDI grooves in the Kit window, along with selecting drums and auditioning samples. He teaches you how to map individual articulations and load and reload kits and individual drums. He also dives into specific drum kits, such as the Stadium Kit, Session Kit, and Garage Kit.

Luke explains the Mixer window next, and goes over the included mixer presets to get a mix-ready drum sound, and covers mixing in depth, demonstrating the faders, reverb types, available effects, effects channels, dynamic effects, and much more.

You’ll then see how to load and save your own channel effects presets and how to save and load presets for the entire application. Luke demonstrates everything he covers by showing you how to create a custom mix using the Stadium Kit, Session Kit, and Garage Kit.

Finally, Luke shows you how to set up STUDIO DRUMMER for multi-channel output, and how to check the panning and stereo width of each multi-out channel.

Whether you’re a new or experienced user of Native Instruments STUDIO DRUMMER, don’t miss “STUDIO DRUMMER Explained”!


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Vincec28
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Intuitive! Awesome Instructor.

I have been searching you tube to find videos on this product. I'm so glad I got this video series, I now know how to completely use it without any confusion. I love the way the Instructor breaks every part down to my level of understanding.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase

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need_music
Submitted 4 months ago

ok

it's ok for beginners, for more advanced engineers it may be boring, because the tutor repeats things very often.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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I am very sorry you only felt this was worth a 3 star rating. This (and all of our Explained titles) are written for beginners as it is the entry level tutorial. I am happy to put in a request for more advanced tutorials for those with experience.
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Sage Halo
Submitted 10 months ago

Great!!!

A very good, in-depth look at Studio Drummer, covering every aspect of the plug-in, within the Studio One DAW. Clear audio and articulate commentary make this series easy to follow. Recommended!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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Dave
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Tutorial

This tutorial gives a great top down explanation of Studio and it's features. I've used Studio Drummer for a while and Luke provided some great details and examples. If you own Studio Drummer this is a great tutorial to check out.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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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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    Advanced Drumming Combinations & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke™ video tutorial series, drum guru Luke Oswald lays down the groove and shows you awesome drumming combinations and patterns that you can use to spice up your drumming or drum programming!

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STUDIO DRUMMER Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Intuitive! Awesome Instructor. I have been searching you tube to find videos on this product. I'm so glad I got this video series, I now know how to completely use it without any confusion. I love the way the Instructor breaks every part down to my level of understanding.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from ok it's ok for beginners, for more advanced engineers it may be boring, because the tutor repeats things very often.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great!!! A very good, in-depth look at Studio Drummer, covering every aspect of the plug-in, within the Studio One DAW. Clear audio and articulate commentary make this series easy to follow. Recommended!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial This tutorial gives a great top down explanation of Studio and it's features. I've used Studio Drummer for a while and Luke provided some great details and examples. If you own Studio Drummer this is a great tutorial to check out.
Date published: 2017-01-01
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