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Good PC program for programming drums?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by X14Halo, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. X14Halo

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    I have drum software, metal machine...what is a good PC program that is easy to program them? I have an electronic drumset that I normally play on, but I want to start getting into programming drums. Thanks!
     
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    Any DAW with Midi-programing and VSTi support... I personally use FL studio, which has the best user friendly pianoroll...
     
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    FL Studio is not ideal, but it works well to learn the process of programming drums and you can also program synth or any other instrument for that matter.
     
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    XxSicRokerxX Gabriel R.

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    learn to program on a typical piano roll. I used to use GP5 but I forced myself to learn on the Reaper and it is 10 times faster and there is so much more you can do with it
     
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    me too
    After writing the drum in gp, I edit velocity and timing in DAW. Not bad but i had to spend many time :(
     
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    I just use the piano roll in whatever DAW I'm working in. Usually Cubase but I much prefer programming in FL Studio. Seems way more intuitive for me.
     
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    FL Studio for the win!
    I've tried Ableton, REAPER, Nendo and none of them have so fast piano roll editing.
    FL got my love just from that.
     
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    Cubase + Drum map = Faster than the speed of light
     
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    Cubase it is, although I also tend to use drum libraries with MIDI that was recorded by an actual drummer. It's very hard to get the dynamics of the hi-hat and ride right with DIY-programming.
     
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    then again, if you take a closer look/listen at the known MIDI librries they all
    aren't that dynamic and complex. some don't even have different velocities
    for kicks and snares. just yesterday i installes the EVIL DRUMS SDX, the midi files it comes with are a joke...
     
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    Guitar Pro then ships the .mid into Reason
    You can control dynamics in Guitar Pro if you dare to try.

    For truth, I used it the last 10 years and just discovered how to optimize my work... (Multitrack view + Honrizontal mode in the View options [thx bro] changed the game for me) <- actually yesterday. And I didn't know you could press "A" over a chord to get it's name.
     
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    FL Studio's piano roll seems a lot easier to use than Reaper or cubase for manual editing. Cubase works amazingly well if you have an interface drum pad/kit tho

    you could go hardcore and use a tracker program like Openmpt! :)
     

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