Studio Drummer is a rockin' drum machine! Join Toby Pitman as he shows you everything from it's GUI to some awesome programming tips that will make your drums tracks rock!
This tutorial starts out with up-close look at the Kit, Mixer, Grooves and Options window where all the programing magic happens. Next, there's a deep dive into the Session, Stadium and Garage kits that explains all the cool sounds, articulations and multi-samples. Next, Toby "kicks" it up a level with a detailed look at the mixer with it's insert effects and reverbs. You'll learn how to create and save Instruments, Channel settings and Mixer presets.
From there you'll explore Studio Drummer's flexible output section. You'll learn about the Bus Architecture, Output Assignments. There's even an informative video on creating Stems. In the next section,Toby gives up some of his secret drum articulation tips to help you create more realistic snare, hat and Cymbal tracks! And, if that wasn't enough, there's even a cool video on integrating Studio Drummer with Maschine!
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Studio Drummer is now part of Kontakt Now, so I was keen to know more about it. This is an excellent succinct introduction. I definitely feel much more familiar with the plug-in now and lots of useful extra details (such as the fact that the samples are doing round robins under the hood for more realism) are thrown in along the way too.
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Nick wrote on December 18, 2020
Hi really useful. However Kontakt 6 is different and there are buttons and controls missing that are not displayed here. I notice this is from 2012. Could you do an updated version of this please?
Great explanation of all the par wrote on July 10, 2019
Easy to follow and understand
Ty Wrage wrote on December 30, 2017
The information and the way it was laid out was great. The presentation was great. I didn't know just how helpful the quiz builder was going to be but having to formulate and answer questions forces you to be a much more engaged and active learner. It might be the whole trick to getting the most out of these courses. I have bought courses before and been through them in the standalone mode without having the benefit of the quiz builder and I feel that my certainty and retention using it was 100% better. I highly recommend taking the time to do it. The only reason I'm knocking off a star is no fault of MacPro video. I had a period of confusion in the meaty part of the course from chapters 15-17 dealing with the Logic integration. When you are using newer versions of both Kontakt and Logic and the interfaces and menus have differences translating the data of the course to it can make you a little spinney in the head. I had to go through those chapters each three times working along with it in Logic to really integrate the information for myself. I'm super impressed with the MacPro catalog and plan on using the hell out of this library pass. I feel the information available will help me translate my musical ideas into some decent recordings. I can only imagine the logistics of keeping so many courses current. It's just great that they are there.
T2C wrote on May 6, 2017
Really enjoyed this video course with Toby Pitman the courses on using the buses in logic to route midi to audio were helpful
Detailed and clear Tutorial wrote on October 23, 2015
A really detailed overview of the instrument with some really nice tips on how to produce a sound as realistic as possible with MIDI
Ru Binkis wrote on June 18, 2015
Wow, there's a lot more to this instrument than i thought! The course really digs into every function and utility, can't wait to go bang-out. And I'm sure i can apply these same lessons to the Abbey Road Drummer as well.
Jeru The Damaja wrote on January 17, 2015
Very simple and to the point. I loved the mixer section, it really showed me how to make my drums pop!
tormodg wrote on March 16, 2014
Very happy with this course. Studio Drummer had been sitting on my hard drive for a while, and I really wanted to start using it. This tutorial is great! It got me up and running in no time. I particularly liked the parts on channel settings and output configuration. I use Ableton Live (the course covers Logic) but that was no problem. Thanks a lot.