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making your own drum tracks?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Thunderwood, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Thunderwood


    Mar 20, 2007
    Delafield, WI
    I hope I'm posting this in the right place, Its hard to tell (sorry in advance) I'm trying to start my own dub music project and am in need of a great, cheap (if possible) way to create my own drum tracks to play and start creating songs with. Any suggestions
  2. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    For a computer-based, stand-alone program, Hydrogen (www.hydrogen-music.org) is free and easy to use. The drum sounds are decent, but not spectacular.
  3. dave_p


    Dec 20, 2005
    i just got my hands on a m-audio session keystation kit . mine cost me nothing but they are 99$.
    it comes with this session software. its an audio and midi sequencer, does looping, has a soft synth and 3+ gigs of audio and midi samples, loops, effects etc.
    has a 49 key m-audio midi controller and a miniature recording interface with one in and a monitor out. it is perfect for fooling around in the basement and laying down tracks. i was recording basslines to drum and synth loops and it sounds pretty freakin good for 99$ for everything. and its too easy.

    i was making porn music in 10 minutes.
  4. ric1312

    ric1312 Inactive

    Apr 16, 2006
    chicago, IL.
    Don't know if the sounds are suitible for, "dub," but the alesis sr14 is a very nice drum machine. It's easy to use and you can map out whole songs, or set it up with a pedal and make it do changes that way as you play something.

    It's very easy to program, and with enough work sounds natural enough. You can make your own beats or loop/sting together the stock ones. Same with fills.
  5. daren_woodall


    Jun 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I also needed to do this for my own recording. I've been ask a number of times how I make drum parts so I typed up a "how-to" for creating drum parts using pre-recorded loops and sequencing software. In this case, I used Acid. To my understanding, Acid Express is available at no charge and can easily do this. You can see this here: http://www.darenwoodall.com/misc.htm
    This is a really effective option that many don't consider.

    If you are not as concerned about the sound quality or "natural" sound of a real drummer, there are lots of free drum machine software applications you can find with a Internet search.

  6. shifter


    Jul 10, 2006
    somewhere else
    BFD is the go for drums for any flavour particularly the 8 bit kit expansion...
    It's not cheap but if it's realistic drums you want than it is cheap...
  7. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne

    I just got the Andy Johns BFD Expansion and it sounds phenomonal.

    A real plus is you can use Drumagog to trigger sounds in BFD. Takes drum replacement to a whole new level.
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