The Progressive Rock Method Part 2 - How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums: Tracking a Simple Part

Part 2 of The Progressive Rock Method's How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums picks up where Part 1 left off. Now it's time to put the rubber to the road.

Before the tracking starts, there's a brief discussion on how to map your drum sample library to your controller in a way that is easy to remember and is also ergonomically laid out in a way that allows for quick programming.

Next, the tracking begins using a simple riff in 7/8. First, the bass drum, snare, and toms are recorded. Then, the hi-hat and finally, the crashes.

Throughout the process, the application of quantization is demonstrated as well as critical listening for cohesiveness and errors. You will see within a few minutes how easy it is to program a great drum beat that compliments the track.

  • Learn the how to map your drums to your controller in a way that's easy for you to remember and that lends itself to the new professional tracking process this series teaches
  • Learn the basic process you will use from this point on to quickly and easily track your drums
  • Concepts introduced in the first video of this series are expanded on and applied to new material, showing you how to make the parts you program enhance your music


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2 Responses to The Progressive Rock Method Part 2 - How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums: Tracking a Simple Part

  1. Jeremy December 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    Hey guys, is there a way to take the metronome out of the video when the drums are being played back. I can't hear the drums over that obnoxious metronome. IF it's possible, can you do it for any of the videos that have the metronome in them since we can get a better feel for the drums sound without the metronome clicking over your recorded drums? Other than that, great lessons so far!

  2. Brock Jon February 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed the video!

    I apologize about the metronome! I'm so used to using it during playback and and recording that - as evidenced by the videos - I've become desensitized. Future tutorials will only have the metronome on when necessary, and I'll be sure to make sure it isn't too loud. Thanks for the feedback!

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