This tutorial is not about drum replacement. Instead, it’s about how to edit and manipulate your drum recording to make it sound more expensive – especially the kick and snare drum. So, it’s more about layering samples rather than replacing them.
When dealing with recordings (either virtual instruments or live-played instruments) often the sound is not very sophisticated. Here is one little trick on how to get a better, richer and more expensive overall sound – no matter what type of instruments you are using.
This tutorial is mainly about how to make your drum track sound more punchy and present it in the mix without losing a lot of dynamics. It is not about mixing single tracks of a multi track drum recording. Assuming that your drum sound is fine but somehow it gets lost in the final mix. Apparently, one option is to increase the volume but usually this will only affect the balance of your arrangement so be aware of that.
Music genres like rock or metal consist mostly of drums, bass and guitars. This tutorial is only about guitars. We are going to show you how we record guitars for rock and metal music tracks and how we place them in the mix. Music genres like rock or metal consist mostly of drums, bass and guitars. This tutorial is only about guitars. We are going to show you how we record guitars for rock and metal music tracks and how we place them in the mix.
This tutorial will deal with how to shape your midi note by using continuous controllers (CC) or by using just midi commands. Although our goal is to come as close as possible to the sound of real instruments such as strings, brass, and woodwinds, you may use these techniques with synthesizers as well. By varying different parameters you can prevent the results from sounding static, boring, unnatural or robotic.
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