"Dude, who played drums on that?"
How To Program Real-Sounding Drums 
That Fool Even Your Drummer Friends

  • From: Joe Gilder

  • Nashville, TN

  • May 19, 2015

Joe Gilder

Yes, in a perfect world we would all have unlimited access to ridiculously good drummers, an amazing-sounding drum room, and all the gear we could ever need to record epic drums.

That would be nice.

But what if you're home studio is in an apartment? Or the only time you have to work on music is late at night when the kids are sleeping? Or you simply don't have the budget or the time to record a real drummer with a real drum kit?

Are you resigned to only working on "drum-less" songs?

Or is it possible to get great-sounding drums through a piece of software? (Heresy!)

How I Fooled My Drummer Friend

In 2010, I was in your position. I was working on an album of my own music. I had a nice little home studio, but I wasn't set up to record drums. I didn't know any drummers, and even if I did, I didn't have any extra money to pay them.

So I fired up my copy of EZDrummer and set about the task of figuring out how to make it work for me.

Fast forward a few months (and many, many frustrating hours later), and I was releasing my first "full-band" album. A drummer friend of mine actually asked me who played drums on the album. He was impressed with him! ("him" ... haha.)

It IS Possible

If a rhythmless white boy like me can program drums that potentially fool a drummer, so can you.

It takes time and effort, of course, but it also helps to have some sort of method or system. I didn't have that. I would try a bajillion different things, most of the time failing miserably. I eventually made it work for me.

And I can make it work for you, too.

If you regularly wrestle the great drum programming beast and come out on the losing end, let me show you how I managed to make it work for me. 

There are lots of little "tricks" that go into programming a good drum part, but there's also a big list of things NOT to do. And the best way to quickly learn how to put it all together is to have someone walk you through the process (and to work alongside them).

Introducing "Programming Drums"

I've had many people begging me to produce a video series on how I go about programming drums. Well, here it is. :)

Regardless of what genre of music you primarily work on, if your goal is to get a realistic-sounding drum part, one that sounds as close to "real" as possible, I can help you with things like:

• finding a groove for the song that works
• customizing grooves to fit the song
• how to create fills that don't sound robotic
• avoiding popular mistakes

...and a lot more.

But you can't just sit back and be passive. You'll need to roll up your sleeves and get to work if you want to get better. If you'll put in the effort, I'll help you get better.

For the initial launch of Programming Drums, you will have immediate access to practice tracks (details below) and a challenge. The goal is for you to work on programming your own drum part for the song FIRST. 

Then, check out my video walking you through how I programmed the drums for the same song.

Here's exactly what you get as a Programming Drums Customer

The "Easy Peasy" Guarantee

Every product I sell comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If it doesn't help you (and I mean cause dramatic improvements in your mixes), shoot us an email and we'll issue a refund right away. Easy peasy.

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For Only $47.

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