What's your fav. drum programming method?

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How do you prefer.

X0X style
10
28%
Step programming
5
14%
Sequence recording
4
11%
Playing manually
9
25%
External sequencing from computer
2
6%
I don't use hardware drum machines
6
17%
 
Total votes: 36

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What's your fav. drum programming method?

Post by Tyler2000 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:00 am

How do you prefer to build your beats on HARDWARE drum machines.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by translucencecs » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:12 am

You don't seem to offer the option that I use - external sequencing by a hardware sequencer (Alesis MMT-8, to be precise).

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Post by Tyler2000 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:13 am

My fav is x0x style, but I'm often reduced to sequence recording. The time I get to x0x is in Reason and Prophet 64. I also occasionally record live.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by JSRockit » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:13 am

I guess I like using the MPC's pads the most... but also like x0x alot.
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Post by Sweetnothing » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:13 am

I sold all my drum boxes, they weren't special either.
But I did all the beats on the computer, because audio recording wasn't available for cheap, and that way I stored all the different patterns on the project, with shuffles, variations, and such things

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Post by Tyler2000 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:02 am

I forgot to include using preset drum machines too.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by neandrewthal » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:20 am

I like to bang the pads on my DR-110.

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Post by sacredcow » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:32 am

manual playing seconded by x0x
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Post by wiss » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:34 am

real time to an external sequencer
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Post by Wiglaf » Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:30 am

x0x, with some x0x on the side. Occasionally I'll use x0x.

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Post by hematurge » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:25 am

I like the sequence recording method but the x0x is a close second.
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Post by Josef Hz » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:57 am

I'm old fashioned and use a footswitch on the CR-78, and use the buttons on the Linndrum, then chain a few patterns together to form a song.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:06 am

Hitting MPC pads, sometimes quantising, sometimes not. Note repeat is awesome too, but I like doing it live, never step programming.

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Re: wrtu2356jw6u6

Post by Tofuik » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:27 am

neandrewthal wrote:I like to bang the pads on my DR-110.
woohoo!
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Post by vynlOverdrive » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:13 am

vast majority of my percussion is single-hit samples i've found online dropped directly into a sonar audio track and cut/copy/pasted into a beat. usually layered and processed to the point it sounds little like the original samples.

so... none of the above?

in my... damn, i guess it's been 8 years now... of recording music, i've used live percussion 3 times , and hardware drum synths on 4 songs(all sequenced on PC).
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