Drum kits- Separate tracks- EXS24?
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:32
I'm using a drum kit in Logic 7 (ver.7.2.3), and I'm trying to send/split the kit's individual instruments to separate tracks for obvious reasons (effects on certain drums, not on others, etc; separate EQ-ing for some instruments; panning, etc... blah, blah, blah!). I am familiar with the "seemingly" limited editing capabilities within Zones/Groups, but I'm not sure exactly (step by step) how to accomplish what I need. I also know the Zones/Groups dialogue(s) within Logic 8 have been changed. Obviously, I need Logic 7 instructions. In Logic Pro 7 the output from within Zones/Groups allow the selection of Main, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, consecutively. First of all, what do those output numbers represent? Secondly, how do those selections transfer into separate tracks if or after chosen? On another note, why can the actual pitch (tune) of certain instruments in a drum kit be changed (via Zones/Groups), but cannot be changed for certain other instruments? For example, why can I raise or lower the actual pitch of the hi-hat in the 'Pop Kit', but cannot raise or lower the pitch of the snare or some of the toms in the same kit? I'm still a bit of a Logic rookie, and I know I'm missing something here... but that's why I'm posting. :Â¬) Sorry if I offend, but please don't tell me to upgrade to Logic 8... I absolutely hate Logic 8's interface -- not to mention I think it's butt-ugly in certain areas compared to Logic 7. So, for now, until they address some issues I have with Logic 8, if they ever do, I will continue to stick with Logic 7.2.3. Again, if someone could post (step-by-step) the best way to separate individual Drum Kit instruments and send them to separate tracks for individual editing/processing/etc. (in Logic Pro 7) I would be forever indebted to you! ;-) I'd prefer NOT to run multiple instances of the EXS24 sampler in order to accomplish what I'm after. I've gotten by [for awhile] laying down ideas by simply using a Kit and trying to balance processing, volume, tone, as best as I can on only one individual software drum track. Now I have some serious time to produce this stuff and I need to get truly serious about it while I have the time. The way I've been doing it represents a lot of compromises to my ideas, sound and production... it's time to do it properly now. If I had access to, and the space for a real drummer I'd do it the "real" way... unfortunately, I don't. So the EXS24 and/or other SI Kits will have to do for now. Thanks in advance for your time/help/expertise! :-)Reply