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"Dude, who played drums on that?"
How To Program Real-Sounding Drums
That Fool Even Your Drummer Friends
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.
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
YOUR Drum Programming Challenge (including audio files) - Before you dive in and learn my method for programming drums, I have a challenge for you. You'll download the guitar and vocal stems of a song that needs drums. Import them into a new session and YOU program a drum part first. Afterwards, you'll see how I program drums for the same song. This gets you involved in the process from the beginning. Rather than sitting back and watching another tutorial video, you're going to get your hands dirty right away.
Step-by-Step Walkthrough Video (released on November 28) - After you've completed your Drum Programming Challenge, the next step for me to walk you through my process for programming drums on the same song. Having worked on it yourself, you will be in a much better position to learn a TON of tricks and techniques you can use to improve not only this song, but any song you work on in the future.
BONUS VIDEO: My Drum Programming 1-Hour Challenge - As soon as you sign up, you'll have instant access to a video I created as a part of the now-unavailable 1-Hour Challenges Community. In the video, I set up a timer and give myself an hour to program drums for a song. (This is a different song than the one you will be using in YOUR Drum Programming Challenge. Just an extra bonus for ya.)
LIFETIME Programming Drums Access, meaning if I shoot an all-new set of Programming Drums videos, add 'em to the download area, and raise the price, you'll get all the new stuff for free, for life.
NOTE: I will be using the EZDrummer 2 as my drum programming software for these videos. You don't need to own EZDrummer to benefit from this training. You DO need some sort of drum programming software, however.
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