Overview Pt. 16:23
Learn the basics of the Kit and Groove windows.
Overview Pt. 27:51
Luke explains the basic functionality of the Options and Mixer windows.
Playing MIDI Groove Files3:09
Learn how to play the MIDI groove files that ship with Studio Drummer.
Auditioning Drum Kits & Mix Presets1:43
Luke explains how to audition various drum kits/mix presets while playing a MIDI groove.
Using Groove MIDI To Adjust OH & Room Levels1:19
Learn how to make quick adjustments to the OH and Room levels.
MIDI Groove Feel Adjustments2:45
An explanation of how to quantize and humanize your MIDI grooves for a variety of "feel" options.
Using The Grid To Adjust Tightness/Swing Parameters3:25
Luke demonstrates how to adjust the Grid settings.
Velocity Adjustments & Tempo Settings2:32
Learn how to make velocity/tempo adjustments to your MIDI grooves.
Using MIDI Grooves Within Your DAW2:54
Luke shows you how to import MIDI grooves into your DAW.
MIDI Mapping Explained2:09
The basics of MIDI mapping are explained.
Velocity Curve Adjustments2:49
Learn how to adjust the global velocity settings for your MIDI performances.
Velocity Range Adjustments4:49
Luke demonstrates how the Velocity Range adjustments can be used to set a maximum and minimum velocity.
Use mapping presets to quickly set up MIDI mappings for your MIDI controller or e-drums.
Manual Mapping Adjustments2:54
Learn how to create custom mapping presets.
Saving/Deleting Mapping Presets1:23
You can save mapping presets for later recall or delete them completely.
Kit View Options1:47
Luke explains how to enable -click-to-audition- and 'visual hits' within the Kit Panel.
Randomize Options: Volume Adjustments2:44
Learn how to add random volume adjustments.
Randomize Options: Velocity Adjustments1:17
Luke explains how to use the Velocity Adjustment to create realistic drum parts.
Randomize Options: Time, Pitch & Tone Adjustments3:04
Time, Pitch and Tone Adjustment can be used to create randomized/humanized grooves.
Mixer Presets in the Kit Window2:16
Load a variety of mix presets to start off with mix-ready drum sounds.
MIDI Groove Player0:54
An explanation of how to play MIDI grooves from within the Kit Window.
Drum Selection & Auditioning Samples1:37
Learn how to audition instruments within the Kit Window.
Mapping Individual Articulations2:26
Luke demonstrates how to customize the MIDI mapping.
Learn how to offload unused instruments to conserve system resources.
OH & Room Mix Adjustments3:43
Luke explains how to adjust the relative volume of each instrument within the Overhead and Room microphones.
Tuning & Pitch Adjustments1:12
Learn how to use the Tuning parameters to change the pitch of each individual instrument.
Use the Envelope settings to manipulate the attack & sustain characteristics of each drum.
An overview of the "Stadium", "Session", and "Garage" drum sounds.
Mixer Presets in the Mixer Window1:53
Learn how to load mixer presets in the Mixer window.
Fader Adjustments, Solo/Mute Options & Panning2:47
Luke explains how to use the mixer faders, solo/mute buttons and panning dials.
Reverb Sends & Types7:01
You can add reverb to an individual channel or the entire drum mix.
Channel FX Overview0:43
An explanation of each parameter within the built-in mixer effects.
EQ Parameter Overview2:04
Learn how to make EQ adjustment.
EQ Adjustment Examples1:29
Luke provides examples of how you can use EQ to customize your drum sound.
Compressor Parameter Overview3:26
Learn how to use the compression settings with Studio Drummer's built-in channel compressor.
Luke demonstrates how Compression can have a big impact on your drum sound and how to use the "Parallel Compression" mix dial.
Transient Master Parameter Overview1:05
An explanation of how to use the Transient Master's Attack/Sustain controls.
Transient Master Examples2:37
Learn how to use the Transient Master to tame harsh transients and extend room sustain.
Tape Saturator Parameter Overview1:13
Luke explains how to use the Tape Saturator to add that analog sound to your mix.
Tape Saturator Examples2:04
Want more of that analog sound? Learn how to use the Tape Saturator to emulate recording to tape.
FX Chain Arrangement0:51
An explanation of how to change the arrangement of your channel FX chains.
Loading Channel FX Presets2:50
Luke explains how to use the built-in channel FX presets to make quick mix adjustments.
Saving Channel FX Presets2:19
Learn how to save your FX presets.
Individual Microphone Adjustments2:30
Learn how to manipulate the individual microphones for each channel.
Saving & Loading Entire Studio Drummer Presets2:50
Luke demonstrates how to save your entire Studio Drummer preset, including drum selection, mix and FX chain settings.
Luke explains how routing works in Studio Drummer.
Stadium Kit Custom Mix3:31
An example of how to create a customized mix using the 'Stadium Kit'.
Session Kit Custom Mix5:39
Luke starts with the "Session Kit" default settings and demonstrates how to create a new mix preset.
Garage Kit Custom Mix5:52
Luke walks you through the steps to customize the mix and channel FX chains for the 'Garage Kit'.
Setting Up KONTAKT Player For Multi-Channel Output6:20
Why and how to set up Kontakt Player for Multi-Channel Output prior to loading Studio Drummer.
Multi-Out Setup Within STUDIO DRUMMER4:40
Learn how to configure Studio Drummer for Multi-Channel Output.
Checking The Panning10:18
Make sure the panning/stereo width of each multi-out channel is correctly responding to mix.
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”!
Submitted 1 week ago
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
Response from Customer Service:
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.
Submitted 6 months ago
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
Submitted 1 year ago
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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