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Stormdrum 3 Explained®

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Installation & the Instrument Browser

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:46

    Luke introduces you to StormDrum 3 and discusses how you can purchase and install this product.

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    Tutorial 2

    Choosing an Instrument in the Browser

    4:24

    Learn how to browse through the massive 90GB instrument list and how to audition instruments from a variety of categories quickly.

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    Tutorial 3

    StormDrum 3 Sound Examples

    4:29

    Luke demonstrates a few of the percussive instrument samples within StormDrum 3.

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    Tutorial 4

    Using Performance Loops

    1:56

    Hear the tempo-synced live performance loops played at a variety of tempos.

Using The

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    Tutorial 5

    Mixer/Microphones Overview & Layering Instruments

    6:55

    Learn about the new "PLAY Framework" and how it relates to the StormDrum 3 mixer, microphone channels and instrument layering.

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    Tutorial 6

    Multi-Channel Output

    6:53

    Luke explains how you can output discrete instrument channels and even separate microphone channels for each instrument.

The Stormdrum 3 Player Window

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    Tutorial 7

    Delay Module

    6:21

    Learn how to add delay to your selected instrument and how to adjust the delay speed and delay amount.

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    Tutorial 8

    Pitch Adjustments

    4:07

    Luke explains the two pitch adjustment options and how they differ in manipulating the instrument samples.

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    Tutorial 9

    Filter Adjustments

    3:11

    Learn how to quickly sweep through frequency ranges and how to narrow the filter bandwidth for some creative effects.

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    Tutorial 10

    Convolution Reverb

    6:08

    Want realistic reverb? The built in convolution reverb offers a wide variety of reverb options that emulate actual rooms, halls and sound-stages.

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    Tutorial 11

    Envelope Adjustments

    3:00

    Luke explains how to adjust the envelope to manipulate the attack and sustain of each sample.

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    Tutorial 12

    Velocity Curve Adjustments

    1:49

    Use the velocity curve to adjust the response of incoming MIDI for each instrument to produce realistic results with your MIDI controller.

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    Tutorial 13

    Stereo Spread, Panning, Master Volume, & Output Options

    4:54

    Luke explains how to use the the stereo spread, panning and output options to manipulate the overall sound characteristics of StormDrum 3.

SSL Channel Strip & FX Overview

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    Tutorial 14

    Filters & EQ

    3:56

    Learn how to use the channel filter and EQ modules from Sonic State Logic.

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    Tutorial 15

    Compressor, Gate, & Expander Functions

    3:38

    Luke explains how to use the compressor, gate and expander functions to control the dynamic range of each instrument.

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    Tutorial 16

    Transient Shaper

    1:49

    Learn how to use the transient shaper to enhance or subdue the attack/sustain of your selected instrument.

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    Tutorial 17

    Stereo Bus Compressor

    2:33

    The secret weapon of many producers, the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor can add transparent and musical compression to your mix.

In this video tutorial series, drum wiz Luke Oswald reveals the epic percussion instrument that is Stormdrum 3. Discover how it can be used creatively for your next production and make it more alive and intense!

You’ll see it all, from purchasing and downloading to installing, browsing, auditioning sounds, the mixer section and FX, microphone channels and layering of instruments.

Luke also explains how to route out discrete instruments and even microphone channels in your DAW for more sonic enhancement and mixing options.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to take on this 80GB library of unique and epic sounding percussion instruments, get your umbrella and raincoat on and watch “Stormdrum3 Explained” today!

Deon
Submitted 1 year ago

A rare miss for Groove 3

I'm not sure who this tutorial is aimed at. It feels like one of those quick 10-minute product overviews stretched to over an hour. The synopsis promises that you will "[d]iscover how it can be used creatively for your next production and make it more alive and intense!". There is absolutely none of that here, and none of the practical, best-practice usefulness I've come to expect from Groove 3. Anyone with any level of experience will quickly grow impatient, as the speaker fumbles through the different areas of the interface, dialing in nonsense values, banging the keys aimlessly and glossing over anything that might be interesting. There's nothing here for anyone who's used virtual instruments before, and the whole thing feels improvised and uncertain. For beginners - who I assume this is aimed at - there's no attempt made to show how the product can or should be used in practice. The presenter layers together three big, boomy unrelated patches, and leaves all the MIDI receives to omni. Yes, you can layer your patches like this, but it leaves you with absolutely no control over your arrangement. Why not show even one example of it being used in a useful way? If anything, a beginner taking this at face value will be learning some poor methods. A disappointing, rare miss for Groove 3, made worse by my love for the product being shown.

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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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Stormdrum 3 Explained® is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from A rare miss for Groove 3 I'm not sure who this tutorial is aimed at. It feels like one of those quick 10-minute product overviews stretched to over an hour. The synopsis promises that you will "[d]iscover how it can be used creatively for your next production and make it more alive and intense!". There is absolutely none of that here, and none of the practical, best-practice usefulness I've come to expect from Groove 3. Anyone with any level of experience will quickly grow impatient, as the speaker fumbles through the different areas of the interface, dialing in nonsense values, banging the keys aimlessly and glossing over anything that might be interesting. There's nothing here for anyone who's used virtual instruments before, and the whole thing feels improvised and uncertain. For beginners - who I assume this is aimed at - there's no attempt made to show how the product can or should be used in practice. The presenter layers together three big, boomy unrelated patches, and leaves all the MIDI receives to omni. Yes, you can layer your patches like this, but it leaves you with absolutely no control over your arrangement. Why not show even one example of it being used in a useful way? If anything, a beginner taking this at face value will be learning some poor methods. A disappointing, rare miss for Groove 3, made worse by my love for the product being shown.
Date published: 2017-01-01