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How can I get my drum and bass hihats and snares to sound correct?

I'm interested in doing some d'n'b stuff (specifically with Reason) using the redrum module or Kong. As I understand, the basic "rule" of d'n'b drums are the bass drum goes on 1 and 11 and the snare ...
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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

I have a track I wish to hear without the vocals/bass/drums. How do I do that? This is an attempt to make a new canonical QA based on current technology & ignores 'old-style' manual phase reverse ...
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How to pick drum notes for a song?

First, I would like to say that Im not sure if this question belongs in sound or music stackexchange since it is related to the musicality and the mixing of a song. I know that each part of a drum ...
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Are drums often quantized in modern jazz recordings?

I'm really curious about this ever since I read about how drummers now are expected to play "on the grid" and what quantization is and how its applied. I read in modern rock drums are ALWAYS heavily ...
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nuendo4 as a music production program?

I know it's been a while, I'm proud to note though. that I'm sorted with nuendo4 as far as sound design is concerned. It is a steinberg product and the company is known for it's cubase roots. I'm ...
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Why do my speakers sound good with recorded music but not live electronic drums?

I'm trying to evaluate speakers that will sound good with our Roland TD-9 V-Tour e-drums. The TD-9 sounds pretty decent with headphones. When the e-drums are plugged into a Mackie 808S powered mixer ...
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How to record a cajon without it sounding terrible?

I've asked around and Googled cajon recording techniques. I'm following the guidelines given by many but for some reason my cajon always comes out sounding like I'm slapping pieces of paper. ...
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would you answer this short questionnaire to help with university research - revised

I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Music Production. Part of my assignment requires the creation of sample-based software instruments (namely, Kontakt instruments). I am creating a cinematic ...
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References of music using drums, voices and clapping hands

I'm busy designing a directors pitch for a "neo-noir" feature film. One of the elements is obviously sound and music. My soundtrack is going to use a lot of natural sound-scapes (the film is set in a ...
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Basics of miking a marching snare

I've seen a lot of Drum Core International soloist videos that have awesome quality of sound. Optimally I figured there would be one mike for the top and one for the bottom to get the full range of ...
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What are good TR909 and TB303 default settings for electronica music?

I enjoy house, techno, trance, disco, IDM, ambient, progressive and electronica sounds as french house, progressive house, acid house, warp records, guidance records, dragonfly records, bedrock ...
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Industrial or Odd Percussion Creation

I could be totally wrong about what it is called. Good examples are in Skrillex "Fire Away" Starts at 1:10 barely, full, and clear at 1:20 Comes in with main drums at around 2:07 Morphed somewhat at ...
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TR-606 hi hats oscillator running

Quick question, does anyone know the exact timing for the 6 square oscillators that make up the hi hat sounds on the TR-606?
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How to produce a reasonable recording with a limited number of microphones on a drum set?

I want to record drums by using the least number of microphones while still getting an acceptable sound, in terms of dynamics, stereo image and tone. How would one go about this? I have heard about ...
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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

I really like the clap/snare on every second beat that sounds a bit muffled away but still pops out very strong to define the rhythm. Is that a clap, snare, rim or something else? Any tips how to ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I recorded an acoustic drum kit with multiple microphones, and I'm not 100% happy with the sound. I have Superior Drummer 2.0, and I'd like to blend/replace my recorded drums with the samples. I ...
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Which gear to use to get dark and ambient techno / house sounds?

I've put together some hardware that I like and use for my productions that can resemble 80s house and techno pretty good with my setup which is a Roland TR-909, a Roland TR-808, a Roland Juno 106, a ...
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Glitching hihats of vst drum

(I am aware of this thread: Snap, Crackle, and Pop (Making Glitches) - this particular one is about hi-hats.) The goal: Hi-hat output of VST drum -> / VST FX Madness / -> glitch hi-hat Reasons and ...
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Using a midi drum kit to trigger .wav sounds

I've got a midi drum kit (Alesis Nitro), and the sounds on it are less than satisfactory. So I've looked into using something like EZ Drummer, or Superior drummer, but since I'm pretty new to all this,...
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drum machine for traditional drum sound?

I'm looking for a drum machine for a traditional analog sound, i mean for rock, not for electronic music, i'd just want the basic drum sound maybe a plugin for laptop? any suggestion is welcome! (i ...
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Drum Synthesis Recommendations for OS X

Hi all, I love working with drum samples but to give rhythm tracks my own character I also like to layer up synthesized drums and manipulate the parameters in real time. Sometimes I'll make sounds by ...
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How can I use kick drum pedals to trigger Midi?

I have some double bass drum pedals. I want to trigger midi notes with them. I bought a "Yamaha KP65 Electronic Drum Kick Tower" assuming it would have midi out if it was going to call ...
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How to Reduce Latency with ASIO driver?

Thanks for reading. Last year, got an electric drum set. However, I had no idea what I was doing, was faced with a problem, and eventually gave up and went back to my acoustic kit. My problem last ...
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How to replicate this saturated drum sound?

I have seen one video where someone was just importing the Joe Barresi SDX to Superior Drummer and was listening to it on his studio monitors and recording the camera. ...
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One Shot for drums

I'm programming some drum samples in Logic's exs24. Are there specific drums that are typically "one shot" and others that usually aren't. For example, I'm guessing the kick drum should be one shot ...
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How to design this bass drum?

Hello everybody my first Question here, so please tell me if I do something wrong. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ASUImTedo I love the Kickdrum of Disclosure, which and tried to replicate it, but ...
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The power of many drums

I recently saw a performance of 10 drummers playing in unison. It has a certain power to it. It's loud of course. Although they played together quite well, obviously the attacks don't line up ...
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Bass drum and Bass guitar can damage Home Theater system. Myth or Fact?

We have a sony DVD player with home theater speaker system. Recently, we are using it for live band rehearsal. Does bass drums and bass guitar really damage home theater speaker system? Band ...
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How are those drums on Lorde Royals made?

Those Drums on Lordes Song Royals, especially the Big Verb style kick. What is it? Is it an Electronic One with reverb or accustic? Any help aprecciated!!
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Shaping the transient on electronic kickdrums

As a hobby electronic music producer I want to make my own kick drums. I am really stateside with the tail of the kicks I am synthesizing, but i got a feeling that the kicks lack a strong transient. ...
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“Filling” drum sound

I'm looking for a technical description of how a particular drum sound can be made. Prodigy have it at 15th second in for couple of seconds soloing. I think those are ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

So like render the snare to audio, render the kick, etc. and then mix them all. Would that then reduce CPU usage?
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Enhance vocal percussion / beatboxing

I'm looking for a way to enhance the vocal percussion (i.e., beatboxing) of some acapella recordings--this is the one I'm working on at the moment. I realize I'm not going to be able to isolate it ...
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Which effects are common in electronic drum mixes [closed]

What effects are typically added to drums with regard to electronic music? EQ is of course one and compression another. You could also add reverb or maybe even delay to a clap. Are there more ...
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Progress of replicating the sound of Roland vintage drum machines

I own a Roland 808 and a Roland 909 (originals). I'm thinking of maybe switching to newer clones/replicas but I'm not sure of the objective standard of those. I usually combine the 808 and the 909 for ...
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Are there any mid-range drum machines that accommodate acoustic kits as well as electronic sounds?

I've spent literally hours reading up about every kind of drum machine out there - it seems like either the Alesis SR 16/18 or Boss Dr 880 is what I want here, but I also like a lot of the features of ...
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Midi Sequencer Help

Does anybody know if it is even possible to use my Alesis SR18 to trigger vst's in a DAW via the MIDI out feature? Basically i'm trying to build a set up for live performance whereby once a song is ...
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How to make this synthpop 80's style tom sound?

i would like to know where the kind of drum sounds heard in this video at 27m13s 36m56s and in particular the tom sound ("pew pew pew" tom )are from. And how to make them? The particular tom sound ...
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How to edit take folders for multiple tracks at once

I have a drum recording with 6 mics and 10 takes. Is there a way to make Logic use the take selection from any of these tracks for all of them, if that makes sense? Basically, I want to be able to ...
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How to make realistic instrument sounds digitally from scratch?

I am looking at basic JavaScript Web Audio API examples, such as building simple synthesizers and such, hoping to find something where they create the sound of a drum or the sound of the human voice ...