Exploring the VDI (6:59)
Using the MIDI Editor (6:36)
Grid Resolution (1:35)
Setting Up a Guide Track (6:37)
Making Drums Pt. 1 (11:54)
Making Drums Pt. 2 (14:09)
Making Drums Pt. 3 (10:19)
Making Drums Pt. 4 (12:37)
Creating Special Moments Pt. 1 (12:40)
Creating Special Moments Pt. 2 (9:24)
Humanizing Your Drums Pt. 1 (8:38)
Humanizing Your Drums Pt. 2 (13:36)
Mixing within the Plug-In (7:15)
Printing Drums to Individual Tracks (8:34)
Are you just getting into writing and recording Rock music? Well, the first step is to create killer drum tracks. In this series, project studio master Travis Brown is going to show you how to program realistic and rockin' drums using Pro Tools 9 and Steven Slate Drum EX virtual instrument, quickly and easily.
Designed for the beginner, this series starts with an introduction to the song you'll be creating drums for, exploring the awesome Steven Slate Drums EX plug-in, using the Pro Tools MIDI editor, setting up a guide track, digging in and playing the parts, all the way to creating cool fills and breaks, humanizing the feel of the performance and finishing off with mixing and printing your MIDI drums as audio for further processing or bringing to another studio.
Even though this series is shown with Pro Tools and Steven Slate Drums, you can apply the techniques and theories to any DAW and virtual drum plug-in. If you're just starting out and want to know how to program great sounding and feeling drums, this is the series for you... You can't beat it!
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Submitted 11 months ago
This is exactly what I was looking for! There are a lot of tips on how to create an entire drum track for rock, but many of these tips can also be applied to other genres as well. I'd definitely love to see more "Programming Drums" for other genres in the future.
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live
Submitted 1 year ago
I love this tutorial!
This tutorial taught me everything I wanted to know about using MIDI drums. The instructor was great - he made everything clear. Great job!
I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
Very good, especially for showing you how to program drums--but not so much what drums to program
I've watched a number of these types of videos so far and while I won't say this series is my favorite, it's still very good, especially for showing viewers how to program drums (the "knobology") and to replicate what a real (but not necessarily great) drummer would--and would not--play (e.g. cymbals in the middle of a drum roll). At the same time, I don't remember anything particularly creative or showing how bending the rules of realism can create a drum track that sounds stunning (perhaps cymbals in the middle of a drum roll...) I'd say the audience who would benefit the most would be a good drummer who wants to learn how to program what he or she plays. If you know little about drumming, your results will probably end up sounding pretty basic but to be fair, the purpose of the series is not to teach drumming; it's to show you how to program drums and it does it very well.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 2 years ago
Nearly perfect in all aspects as " nothing can really be perfect in this world"..
I am a: Musician
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