Programming Drums With Reaper +...

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • HI GMC!

    In this lesson I'll show you basics of programing drums using your audio recording software and VST drum instrument.
    This tutorial uses Reaper (audio recording software) and Addictive Drums 2 (drums virtual instrument). Both are available as trial and demo versions, install them to follow the tutorial step-by-step.

    You should also be able to replicate the steps in the tutorial, with slight variations, in any other audio recording software (such as Cubase, Nuendo etc) and by using any other virtual drums instrument (such as EZdrummer, Superior Drummer etc).

    This lesson will show you :

    - How to setup a track and connect it with virtual drums instrument
    - How midi editor (piano roll) view looks like and how it functions
    - How to program a simple drum beat from scratch
    - Practical tips on programing drums based on my personal experience

    Programing drums can be seen as intimidating task at first, but I assure you that it is not that difficult. On contrary, it can be a pretty smooth and fun process once you get the hang of it. I'm hoping this lesson will inspire you to start programing drums for your own songs, backing tracks and projects.

    Please leave me your questions in the lesson feedback section and I'll be glad to guide you through the process of getting setup and programing your first drum tracks. I know that software and computer stuff doesn't always work "out of the box" so don't hesitate to message me if you need any help.
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