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Cool Acoustic Drums

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I've been trying to get my "MIDI drumming" skills a little better, so I've found some decent free acoustic drum samples and I'm using them in my new projects. This one is just practicing with the drums basically. Tell me how you think the drums sound. Real or clearly MIDI?


I'm not sure if you're using a MIDI controller for your drums or if you're writing them in a DAW, but they could use some more liveliness. What I mean by that is each of your drum hits sound the same. Now generally a performer will hit that drum about the same each time, but they'll maybe bang it harder for one part, and softer for another. What would make your drums ten times better is if you adjusted the velocity (not speed) on your drums every now and then. Also, as a little trick when you're using drum samples and not real drums, trying hitting different pitches of the drum now and then too. Like maybe a half step up or down. It's subtle enough to not sound too different, but just different enough to replicate a drummer hitting different parts of the drum and getting slightly different pitches.

Just my two cents on your drums. I hope it helps!

~Phyrnna ^_^

SeanRamey responds:

Hey, thanks for giving me some tips! I did do them in a DAW. These drums do have varying velocities, but I can't change the pitches of them, at least I don't how anyways, but thanks for your input! :)

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3.00 / 5.00

May 26, 2012
1:48 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
2.4 MB
1 min 4 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.