What do you do your drums with?

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Post by Huppo » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:16 am

My best drum stuff comes from FLS too. I sometimes load up real loops as audio then duplicate them in the step sequencer using samples I like, but I usually just use the step sequencer.

I like a little less robotic sounding drums (I know..electronic music heresy) and have some history and skill playing real percussion, so I got a Handsonic which does a dandy job of adding some human element to the drums.
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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:18 pm

thestreets wrote:I just feel like so many people use reason/redrum, that alot of sounds have been exhausted. Kind of like the triton. Although if you do some drum editing, you can get some good stuff.
I don't use any of Redrum's built-in sounds. I have tons of samples of synths, real drums and other drum machines I use instead, and sometimes I dial up a drum-type sound in Subtractor or Maelstrom and use the virtual CV's to have Redrum trigger it. Lots of flexibility.
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Post by eucarya » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:03 am

[quote="Huppo"]My best drum stuff comes from FLS too. I sometimes load up real loops as audio then duplicate them in the step sequencer using samples I like, but I usually just use the step sequencer.
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That's what I like about FL is how quick it is to get nice sounding drum loops, ie. timestretch a break and then layer hits. Can do some really interesting combos. One of my complaints is no practical wave editing, Edison is pretty nice but requires stopping my loops to get particular.

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Post by bluedad » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:19 pm

have y'all tried the new slicex in FL8? looks rather tasty, though I haven't figured out how to work it, myself. :oops:
one thing I used to love doing, was slicing up a bunch of loops in phatmatic pro, and dragging various slices to the pads in dr008 (Battery may be able to do drag n drop, don't remember)..anyway, some unique kits made that way!

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Post by krushing » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 pm

mono/noise wrote:Ableton's Impulse and Drum Racks
Ditto. I tend to throw random samples into either and just "make it work" afterwards with whatever those sounds might be, unless I already know what sound I'm going for...

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Post by eucarya » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:18 am

I had been thinking of getting rid of my MPD24 recently, so decided to fire it up with some soft synths and see what I could get going.

I wound up messing with Battery and was pretty amazed. I loaded a bunch of drum machine samples and tweaked tweaked tweaked. My previous times trying to dive into Battery I was using it for the wrong reasons. As a straight drum tool it seems pretty deep and useful. I figured out automation, which for some reason I couldn't before, and got into glitchy goodness sample editing...

Heres a tiny 15 second snippet of some of the stuff I got out of it. Thats Battery on beats, Steinberg A1 on bass, and Abakos + Sidboy on atmospheres. Everything was triggered with the MPD24.

So looks like I'm gonna keep my MPD and I've got a new drum tool to up my arsenal :)

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Post by aredj » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:46 am

What I use changes with my mood....

Emx1, Impulse (most usually these 2 together)
Sequence drums from midi (in live) to a mc307... lotsa good kits in there...
Or midi to my jomox airbase (which is in need of repair... so I can only sample the kits before it craps on me..)

I really like building kits from the evolver... dial up some percussive sounds... sample them, etc....


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Post by scope4live » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:35 pm

Cubase 4 for it's simplicity and speed to do MIDI tracks.

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Post by kaffekick » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:30 pm

Reason 4. Redrum is my main weapon. I don't use any of the samples that's built in Reason though.
I sometimes use Ultrabeat in Logic as well. But Reason is better for the CPU.
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Post by Shleed » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:41 pm

Ultrabeat is alright, it's like uTonic and Attack put into one. I love the flexible built in sequencer, but I can't find a fill function anywhere.
(You know, to temporarily play a note at 1/32th etc.)

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:34 pm

The only software based drum machine I use is step 64 with my Monome.
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Post by thestreets » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:49 am

I can't stand doing beats on the computer unless I have a midi controller. I need something that I can bang on and get some rhythm.

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Post by diezdiazgiant » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:00 pm

i've recently started to use guru after giving the demo another shot...

that program is a god damn beast. i set up a template on my remote sl with an akai drum controller - unbelievably fun and deep real time programming.
i honest can say that that program makes me never want to buy a mpc.
the work flow is impeccable and the few times you do you use the mouse with that program it isnt a chore since they made the mouse capable of some interesting functions.
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Post by downgrade » Sat May 17, 2008 6:03 pm

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Post by rafkey » Mon May 26, 2008 4:01 pm

I also use Reason 4;
With the combinator, you can build any configuration and FX automation...really impressive!!

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