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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Recording MIDI Drums

Recording all types of MIDI instruments (MIDIfied guitar, MIDI sax, etc.) can be done the same way as MIDI keyboards in the previous walkthroughs. MIDI drum kits are no exception. However, because MIDI drum kits don’t really deal with pitch or note length so much, there is another editor in Cubase called the Drum Editor designed specifically for working with MIDI drum parts.

A MIDI drum kit is usually set up more like an external synth than a MIDI controller using a VST instrument, because a MIDI drum kit usually comes with its own “brain.” The MIDI drum kit’s brain is used to translate the hits on the individual drum pads to MIDI info consisting of MIDI note numbers, MIDI velocity, aftertouch, and MIDI lengths. Without this ...

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