Lesson 4. Produce a Virtual Drum Track

Time

This lesson takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Goals

Create a new project with a Drummer track

Choose a drummer and drum kit

Edit the drummer performance

Arrange the song structure

Edit performances in the new sections

Make the drummer play behind or ahead of the beat

Customize the drum kit

Tune and dampen individual kit pieces

In most popular modern music genres, drums are the backbone of the instrumentation. They provide the foundation for the tempo and the groove of the piece. For recording sessions in which the instruments are not tracked at the same time, drums are usually recorded or programmed first, so that the other musicians can record while listening to their rhythmic reference. ...

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