Strike Tutorial

Strike 2 Explained®

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    Familiarize yourself with the Strike interface and find out how to get around Strike quickly.

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    Discover how to set up Strike to respond to your way of working.

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    Main Window

    Learn how just how flexible and powerful it is to modify Strike's parameters live within the Main window. No two bars or tracks will ever sound the same!

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    Pattern Editor

    Get into the groove and use Strike 2’s new pattern editor to build complex and flexible patterns like no other drum VI. It’s like a pattern editor on steroids, you get serious wild stuff with this performance-enhancing feature!

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    Style Editor

    If you want to tweak playing style, hit velocity, how tight the snare plays or how loose the ride is then the Style Editor is a tweaker’s delight – Russ shows you what all those controls do to bring uber realistic performances. Explore the Style page and get the drums to respond just how you would like them to.

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    Kit Window

    Discover how to vary the kits that you use in Strike, including tuning, adjustment and sample import. Mix it up with a Jazz kick and a rock snare, or a funky set of toms with an electro beat box.

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    Mix Window

    Learn how to get an amazing studio quality mix with effects from right within Strike. Mixing in the box has never been easier!

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    Ways to Play Strike

    Find out how flexible workflows within Strike enable you to make rhythms in a way that suits you.

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    Exploring the Effects

    Russ takes a look at some of the more innovative effects and shows you some tricks for completely transforming the drum sound with them.

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    MIDI Export

    Exporting a MIDI performance couldn't be simpler and now with some flexible options you can export your performance to use with Strike or other drum VIs - find out how.

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    Bouncing the Audio

    Russ shows you how to create workflows for bouncing the audio both in Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools 10.

Product Overview

Presented by AIR Users Blog founder and Pro Tools expert Russ Hughes, this new series explores the powerful virtual drum instrument Strike 2.

New for version 2, "Strike 2 Explained" goes in-depth and takes you step by step, showing you all of its features and functions. Learn how to easily configure Strike, navigate its windows and menus, load and create custom kits, create grooves and patterns, export the MIDI info from your pattern and much more.

If you're new to Strike 2 or just want to polish up your skills on this amazing virtual drum instrument, this is the series for you. Get the knowledge you need to take your grooves and beats to the next level... Watch "Strike 2 Explained" today.

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Strike 2 Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect I had been banging my head on the desk trying to remember how to do some routing and export midi with strike 2.0 , found Russ's great course. He explains things so well and I am flying again with Strike after this refresh.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent as Always! Russ Hughes is one of a few core, top tier, no nonsense music software educators that is consistently excellent. He's thorough, comprehensive and very clear and knows exactly what he's talking about. When I come to Groove3 to learn something, I'm happy to discover the course I need was created by this guy. This Strike 2 course is excellent as always. After the first movie I already have a pretty good idea how to use this. The following videos supply the depth.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Without this Tutorial I'd be lost! Strike 2 has no peer in the world of Drum Machine Software, and with the Groove3 tutorials I'm able to get under the hood of the software in such a way that I could not do on my own!! These tutorials has opened up the program enabling me to get the most out of it, and I'm only 1/3 of the way through them. Because of the amount of detail there is no way for me to absorb all of the info in one pass. So I'm already planning to go through the tutorials more than once in order to feel like I'm in any way mastering the complexity of Strike 2. It is after all a very powerful program, and the Groove3 Tutorials are the closest I've found to a master class on Strike 2. One suggestion I have is to perhaps offer a few master classes on Strike 2 for those of us who really do seek a Master level of knowledge in working with this program? I'm sure you will because Groove3 tutorials are the MOST thorough tutorials I have found in the world of Professional Audio Production. Keep up the good work Groove 3!!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial vids for Strike Really useful. Can dip into relevant sections as and when you need. Thoroughly but concisely explained.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Russ Strikes to the heart of this powerful software This tutorial digs deeply into the many and flexible abilities of the Strike drum software. Varied kits and import xapability make the kits practically unlimited. There are many ways to play parts in, including having more than one part and more than one kit in the same song. Russ shows the awesome and powerful mixing capabilities as well as the software's routing flexibility which allows a stereo track import into the daw or a track by track export allowing additional tweaking within the daw.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything I Needed to Know to Master Strike 2 I got Strike 2 as part of a bundle. I wasn't sure how it worked or how to use the advanced features. This video training answered all my questions and even gave me ideas!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Much needed tutorial To get a better understanding this is a must, Russ is great at explaining things.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Informative and Inspiring Strike 2 is a deep programme: this is an excellent way to become more familiar with it sooner rather than later.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredible stuff The level of flexibility and customization is just unbelievable..
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from WOW! GREAT TUTORIAL! The strike 2 tutorial was very helpful! Russ does a great job! thanks!
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Strike 2 Explained should be updated While Russ Hughes creates great tutorials it should be updated to show if/or how Strike 2 can incorporate Track Freeze which became available with Pro Tools 12. That was one of the primary functions I wanted to learn to use with Strike.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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