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Drum programming tips for non-drummers?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by 53Crëw, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Zool2107

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    Thank you! Awesome programming.
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  2. colonel kurtz

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    big thumbs-up to you, sir!

    even though the MIDI layout in DFHS and EZD DKFH are totally different, i can still get the general jist of what's up...
     
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    :zombie: i really hope i someday come close to this kind of relation.

    sounds very good (and real)
     
  4. SocialNumb

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    thanx Metalhead28,
    I will study this till I surpass your master skill.... as any student should. :devil:
     
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    Cool! thanks for the help, guys.
     
  6. SocialNumb

    SocialNumb Damn Christians!

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    Question to Metalhead28: Do you know if the .dfh file loads on mac? If so how?
     
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    It is a preset file specifically for DFH Superior, if you're using DFHS, when you load up the sampler you should be able to load it as you would any other preset.
     
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    :kickass: Thank you 4 the reply :headbang: I'll give it a go later on tonight.
     
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    When you have Marco in your corner, you don't need it! :p
     
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    hmm So anyone know the path to DKFHS presets on a mac? I don't see much of a load option from the preset menu. Feeling dumb here.... :bah:
     
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    Can anyone have some tips about creating crescendo on ride in DFHS?

    I've tried doing it with constantly changing velocities with 1/16 and 1/32 notes, but it's more like a machine gun clicking than anything else. The "crescendo" sample isn't good for me, because I want to make it to start at a higher volume, then going down, and then going up again at the end and it's need to stop at a certain point.
     
  12. colonel kurtz

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    man, i've spent probably 2 hours over the last few days trying to program a believable cymbal crescendo in ezdrummer...and every attempt so far has been utter failure

    even when i get something that sounds close to believable, there's still too much stick attack in the individual hits
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    CLIPS!

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    Again, ace programming there!

    I can't download the file from Yousendit tho'. I click the download button and then it can't find the page... :cry:
     
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    Send me an e-mail address and I'll mail it to you if you want.
     
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    In DFHS there are only a few cymbals that will sound convincing with a crescendo. It's been a while since I tried it, but I think using the mallets instead of drumsticks might sound better.....but then again - you're talking EZDrummer not DFHS, so I don't know if that helps at all.

    That's one of the weak points of Superior for sure, I hope it's better in S2.0.
     
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    @ Metalhead28 Excellent work!.:kickass: By your example I'm slowly grasping the theory behind this. Dare I ask? If you could cook up a beat similar to Deftones, Passenger from White Pony. Not the whole song of course, only like the intro drum part and maybe the break. I need to understand the relationship between the instruments and drum patterns in this style. In other words the timing. With a real drummer this is not to hard at all..... I am grateful for what you have contributed here and in the Home Recording forums. (that is you right?)

    In any case, Thank You.
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  18. colonel kurtz

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    if you really want to get down the "feel" of a specific song, load the track into your DAW, then listen to the song and program the hits in as they occur. it shouldn't be all too hard with a slower tune like passenger.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't know or own anything by the Deftones.
     
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    Cool.. thanx anyways, I'm gonna attempt what colonel kurtzv said. Seems like its gonna be hard.
     

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