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How To Map Roland's V-Drums Perfectly To Your DAW's Drum Instrument
Open up whole new worlds of recording and performance possibilities by connecting your MIDI drum kit to your virtual instruments. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to do it right.
Oct. 23, 2019
Pro Tools Drum Recording: Should You Use Close Or Distant Mics?
By blending close and distant mics when recording drums you can get complete control over the depth and tone of your drum sound. Learn how in this video.
Sep. 27, 2019
How To Sound Check For Recording Drums In Logic Pro X
Get expert guidance on how to set up, route and sound check a live drum kit to ensure the perfect take. Josh Carney shows you how.
Sep. 23, 2019
Watch Andrew Huang's Crazy Fast Robot Drumming With Polyend Perc
High BPMs and complex patterns are no problem for Polyend's PERC. Check out this video of Andrew Huang using it to beef up a live performance.
Mar. 25, 2019
4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real
Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.
Jan. 13, 2019
Make Your Drum Sessions Sound Bigger Through The Magic Of Plugins
Not everyone has access to a big studio, but by choosing the right plugins you can make any drum sessions sound bigger and punchier. Read on to see and hear how it's done.
Nov. 21, 2018
Using A MIDI Drum Kit To Trigger Virtual Drum Instrument Plug-Ins
Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.
Jul. 10, 2018
Review: Yamaha EAD10
Could Yamaha's latest compact, multi-functional drum system really replace a whole drum mic kit? Matt Vanacoro found out when he road tested the EAD10...
Mar. 19, 2018
How To Customise Any Drum Kit In Toontrack Superior Drummer
Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.
Feb. 9, 2018
Everything Producers Need To Know About Drum Maps
If drum maps seem confusing and mysterious, fear not! Joe Albano is here to demystify the ways in which different systems and setups deal with translating drums to your MIDI keyboard.
Oct. 23, 2017
6 Acoustic Drum Plug-Ins Worth Exploring
Using a sample-based acoustic drum instrument can be a lot easier than recording a real drum kit. Joe Albano takes you through some of the best on the market.
Oct. 17, 2017
Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers
Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.
Oct. 2, 2017
Video Interview: Oz Craggs Shares Recording, Mixing & Production Tips
Sought after producer, Oz Craggs, opens the door to his studio in this revealing video interview. He explains how he first got the buzz for producing music, and shares recording & mixing tips.
Mar. 1, 2016
6 Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Drums
Setting up a multi-mic recording of a drum kit is complex, so it's no surprise that there are any number of things that can trip up an intrepid recordist. Here are 6 potential pitfalls to avoid.
Jan. 6, 2016
Recording Drums using Garage Band for iPad
After seeing one of THE best live bands (RUSH!) this week with one of THE world's best rock drummers (Neil Peart), it's only fitting to be inspired and do a tutorial on recording drums with Garage Ban
Apr. 27, 2011
Drum Replacement in Logic 9
You've recorded a great multi-track drum take. The performance was perfect, but let's say the kick drum sound leaves a lot to be desired... What do you do? In previous versions of Logic you had a coup
Nov. 13, 2010
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