Tag: drums

How to program drums in Reaper using Piano Roll

Video tutorial using Reaper and piano roll to create a drum track using midi. New video created to show how to program drums in Reaper using Piano roll. VST Drums are Session Drummer 2 available to buy from the Cakewalk store for £8.99 http://www.store.cakewalk.com/b2cus/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=10-CPHH1.00-20E You can download the named notes file used in the video […]

Reaper using Tempo to stretch a loop

Video on how to import audio loop into Reaper and use tempo to stretch and shrink drum loop. Loop used is available to download for free here www.free4allbackingtracks.com Straight 4/4 Closed Hi Hats 8ths 100bpm – Pattern 1 To download Reaper – Click Importing a loop into Reaper is a pretty simple thing to do. […]

iPad 2 – Create a drum pattern in GarageBand

First we need to create a new song. Start up GarageBand if you haven’t already. Look for the icon I have circled and tap it once. This will create your new track. First we’ll create our drum track. To do this we will keep things simple and use smart drums. On the main screen swipe […]

Backing Tracks, Loops and Midi Drum Files Updated

This week I’ve had to overhaul the website due to a script I was using for downloads going fubar. I could have looked into fixing it but decided it would be more prudent to get things working again on a download front so there is a new look to things in this regard. First up […]

Free Drum VST: CM-505 well almost.

Another great reason to get Computer Music magazine is the CM-505. ‘The CM-505 is a 24 note-polyphonic VST drum synthesizer. The instrument is designed specifically for creating synthetic drum sounds; no samples are used to create its sounds, not even a single cycle. The sounds created by the CM-505 have their roots in classic analogue drum […]

Free VST Drum Sampler: Loopazoid

Loopzazoid by NextSoft is my favourite Drum Sampler VST, It’s not out of the box because you need to create your own kits. If like me you’ve got shed loads of drum samples it’s really easy to set up a kit. Your samples though will probably need converting as Loopazoid only accepts samples at 16bit. […]

Free VST Drums

Looking for a free Drum VST? ‘MeldaProduction has finally created the total drum solution: MDrummer. MDrummer is a highly sophisticated percussion workstation which combines features of all of current products on the market into one single instrument.’ Then look no further than MeldaProductions MDrummer, there are two versions of this software the full version is […]

EQ and Compression Settings: Snare

The snare if done correctly can be part of your signature sound, if you take a listen to a lot of 80s hair rock you’ll hear a very definite style of snare. Using presets for your compression and eq can be a good starting point, but if you’re interested in learning to sculpt the sound, […]