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Jim S.
post Sep 6 2013, 05:34 PM
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So I have ez drummer in Logic Pro it has a few kits I forget the names I only messed with it a few times. I always just play guitar related things when I practice. It would be helpful to write a few drum tracks though
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post Sep 7 2013, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 6 2013, 04:34 PM) *
So I have ez drummer in Logic Pro it has a few kits I forget the names I only messed with it a few times. I always just play guitar related things when I practice. It would be helpful to write a few drum tracks though


One thing that you can try would be to emulate your favorite songs - I tried this with another student and he managed to record a 100% accurate version of Foo Fighter's 'Wheels' - I assisted his progress by giving him the necessary feedback regarding drum writing, bass writing and guitar recording - he ended up with a great rendition, which you can check out here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=643701

Why not choose a simple song - a very simple one, you like a lot, so that you might be able to reproduce the drum track by listening to it smile.gif It's how it all begins.



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Darius Wave
post Sep 7 2013, 10:33 AM
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Good point by Cosmin! Save some time You would spent on composing. Try to focus on drum writting by covering some simple song. When You'll get some expirience it would be fast and easy to make Your own stuff smile.gif You'll see smile.gif


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post Sep 7 2013, 03:07 PM
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He hid a nice job with that cover, whole mix sound nice.

Are you able to write drum parts out beat by beat in ez drummer or just copy and paste loops. I remember a while ago writing drums in logic with little square grid things. Then I tried Finale but it wasn't real enough, all midi.

I like the sound of ez drummers kits but some of my songs did not exactly fit their templates, is like to try again if I could write the drum beat I'm hearing in my songs.
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post Sep 7 2013, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 7 2013, 02:07 PM) *
He hid a nice job with that cover, whole mix sound nice.

Are you able to write drum parts out beat by beat in ez drummer or just copy and paste loops. I remember a while ago writing drums in logic with little square grid things. Then I tried Finale but it wasn't real enough, all midi.

I like the sound of ez drummers kits but some of my songs did not exactly fit their templates, is like to try again if I could write the drum beat I'm hearing in my songs.



Yes You are! And the whole fun of this is exactly when You do it manually smile.gif


Here's a little help



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post Sep 8 2013, 04:46 AM
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Darius thanks for leading me into programming some drummage. I know how to do it basically. Ill have to practice up a bit...

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post Sep 8 2013, 07:42 AM
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https://soundcloud.com/jim-seekford-music/grange


Here is a little guitar and Ez Drummer Duo

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post Sep 8 2013, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 7 2013, 02:07 PM) *
He hid a nice job with that cover, whole mix sound nice.

Are you able to write drum parts out beat by beat in ez drummer or just copy and paste loops. I remember a while ago writing drums in logic with little square grid things. Then I tried Finale but it wasn't real enough, all midi.

I like the sound of ez drummers kits but some of my songs did not exactly fit their templates, is like to try again if I could write the drum beat I'm hearing in my songs.


Hey mate, looks like Darius already had a vid about that smile.gif If you have questions, let me know - things are not that complicated! You need to get acquainted with the grid and understand rhythmic subdivisions so that you may write simple grooves. I never ever used any pre made loops - I wrote everything from scratch smile.gif and the good news is... you can do it too!! Have you tried it so far?


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post Sep 8 2013, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 8 2013, 05:49 PM) *
Hey mate, looks like Darius already had a vid about that smile.gif If you have questions, let me know - things are not that complicated! You need to get acquainted with the grid and understand rhythmic subdivisions so that you may write simple grooves. I never ever used any pre made loops - I wrote everything from scratch smile.gif and the good news is... you can do it too!! Have you tried it so far?

Not totally yet but I am getting the hang of the program. I'm not sure how to start from scratch though, pick a template and clear it?
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post Sep 9 2013, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 8 2013, 10:22 PM) *
Not totally yet but I am getting the hang of the program. I'm not sure how to start from scratch though, pick a template and clear it?


No no smile.gif Usually, for me things go like this:

I open a midi track in my DAW and assign the EZ Drummer as a pluggin on that track and select a drum set. I open the grid with the piano keys and simply start writing from scratch. If you used Logic, it's exactly the same procedure when writing.


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post Sep 9 2013, 12:08 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 9 2013, 05:35 AM) *
No no smile.gif Usually, for me things go like this:

I open a midi track in my DAW and assign the EZ Drummer as a pluggin on that track and select a drum set. I open the grid with the piano keys and simply start writing from scratch. If you used Logic, it's exactly the same procedure when writing.


Ok I'll have to give that a whack and I promise that from here on out I will never post a song with a pre made drum loop. mad.gif
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post Sep 9 2013, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 9 2013, 11:08 AM) *
Ok I'll have to give that a whack and I promise that from here on out I will never post a song with a pre made drum loop. mad.gif


That's the spirit mate! Coming up with that vid in a short while for the angles!


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post Sep 20 2013, 11:58 AM
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Hey Jim, sorry I haven't done anything with this track yet, i've just started a 2 week holiday so it's time for me to get creative so I will still have another couple of listens to your track and see I can come up with anything to add to it.


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post Sep 20 2013, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Sep 20 2013, 06:58 AM) *
Hey Jim, sorry I haven't done anything with this track yet, i've just started a 2 week holiday so it's time for me to get creative so I will still have another couple of listens to your track and see I can come up with anything to add to it.

No problem, I'm writing drums for it now so when it's finished ill post the updated track
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post Sep 21 2013, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 20 2013, 11:15 AM) *
No problem, I'm writing drums for it now so when it's finished ill post the updated track


How's it going with the drum writing, my friend?


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post Sep 22 2013, 05:25 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 6 2013, 03:04 AM) *
Mornin' Jimmy - tell me, man, what sort of software are you using to write virtual instruments such as drums and bass?


I'm working with ez drummer in logic. No bass, i have one though
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post Sep 22 2013, 07:54 AM
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QUOTE (Jim Seekford @ Sep 22 2013, 04:25 AM) *
I'm working with ez drummer in logic. No bass, i have one though


So, you can play bass too? Well, honestly speaking, it is always awesome to be able to record live bass, rather than writing it smile.gif So, if possible do it that way!


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post Sep 22 2013, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 22 2013, 06:54 AM) *
So, you can play bass too? Well, honestly speaking, it is always awesome to be able to record live bass, rather than writing it smile.gif So, if possible do it that way!



Amen! smile.gif

Anyway...bass tone and mix placement is another skill You can get smile.gif


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post Sep 23 2013, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Sep 22 2013, 12:02 PM) *
Amen! smile.gif

Anyway...bass tone and mix placement is another skill You can get smile.gif


D-man - you also play the bass? biggrin.gif


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