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