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March 11, 2020 01:37PM
so, to answer your question, when I program drums for one of my songs, i hear the beats in my head and then bang my hands on a table, or sofa, or even my stomach, to get the feel of the beat.. I'll often do fills with my hands that I can't recreate on the drum machine - they just don't sound right.. But I *know* how to drum and I air drum with sticks all the time - vic Firth SD1 Generals..

What I do is piece the song together.. I start by just having the main beats, starts stops, intro and ending.. and play guitar along with it.. then I'll air drum and see kind of what comes naturally and then add that to the drum machine - you can program a new measure, then just swap out whatever other measure its replacing.. One thing I learned a long time ago is that I tend to do a little 2 tap lead into a fill or whatever on snare drum.. It took me a while to figure out that that two tap snare intro (on blocks 15 and 16 on the machine) actually belong on the measure BEFORE the fill - not at the beginning of the fill measure.. Ah, the things we learn..

So, that's basically how I do it.. even though I never play drums on a kit (with the exception of Rock Band where I'm a drum God lol) I know in my head what to do and figure out the rest by air drumming the song, then programming what I air drum..



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  Aries, new thread for drum machines...

JamesJM66March 11, 2020 01:21PM

  Good idea..

sstrams17March 11, 2020 01:37PM

  If I were to try that...

JamesJM24March 11, 2020 01:46PM

  I need to mess with garageband more..

sstrams21March 11, 2020 01:56PM

  Wow

Aries20March 11, 2020 04:41PM

  So ok...

JamesJM16March 11, 2020 04:55PM

  Re: So ok...

Aries17March 11, 2020 05:09PM

  due, depending upon what songs..

sstrams18March 11, 2020 05:11PM

  To add to what Jimmy so eloquently posted..

sstrams16March 11, 2020 05:07PM

  Re: To add to what Jimmy so eloquently posted..

Aries16March 11, 2020 05:12PM

  Aries, cool video..

sstrams17March 11, 2020 01:38PM

  It's here!

Aries23March 13, 2020 12:41PM

  I'd just get the adaptor..

sstrams22March 13, 2020 12:46PM

  One on ebay for $10...

sstrams24March 13, 2020 12:47PM

  Re: One on ebay for $10...

Aries18March 13, 2020 02:12PM

  I'm barely hanging on..

sstrams19March 13, 2020 02:33PM

  Re: I'm barely hanging on..

Aries19March 13, 2020 02:42PM

  .... need..... word.........now..... nm

sstrams22March 13, 2020 06:15PM

  Yay Guitar Center!!

Aries17March 14, 2020 09:49AM

  Yeah, if I remember correctly..

sstrams16March 14, 2020 10:53AM

  Ok Aries.. got it figured out..

sstrams17March 14, 2020 02:24PM

  Re: Ok Aries.. got it figured out..

Aries15March 14, 2020 02:43PM

  If yours is like mine, then..

sstrams17March 14, 2020 02:57PM

  Re: If yours is like mine, then..

Aries17March 14, 2020 03:13PM

  Cool.. I'll check it in the morning..

sstrams15March 14, 2020 06:09PM

  Looks like yours has some new options.. Attachments

sstrams17March 15, 2020 05:52AM

  Jimmy any idea how to..

sstrams12March 18, 2020 07:07AM

  Listening to your example....

JamesJM14March 18, 2020 08:16AM

  That's awesome, Jimmy..

sstrams10March 18, 2020 08:18AM

  You got it, but check my math, I did that in my head....

JamesJM11March 18, 2020 08:21AM

  To be more precise....

JamesJM13March 18, 2020 08:35AM

  I did your original setup..

sstrams9March 18, 2020 09:03AM

  Are you trying to get that EXACT beat?

JamesJM14March 18, 2020 09:14AM

  Well..

sstrams9March 18, 2020 09:17AM

  Hi Hat Tom and Bass stay the same...

JamesJM12March 18, 2020 09:22AM

  And this note....

JamesJM14March 18, 2020 09:25AM

  Toms...

sstrams12March 18, 2020 09:33AM

  Here's a graphic Attachments

JamesJM13March 18, 2020 09:50AM

  Oh, forgot to mention...

JamesJM15March 18, 2020 09:52AM

  Here, this is labeled correctly... Attachments

JamesJM15March 18, 2020 09:56AM

  You are too cool, Jimmy..

sstrams10March 18, 2020 10:02AM

  You'll notice....

JamesJM13March 18, 2020 10:25AM

  Yeah, I'm gonna hafta..

sstrams12March 18, 2020 10:44AM

  Hey, I programmed that too!

Aries11March 18, 2020 01:23PM

  Cool!

sstrams11March 18, 2020 03:07PM

  Do either of you know how to read sheet music?

Aries18March 19, 2020 03:11AM

  I can barely..

sstrams11March 19, 2020 04:09AM

  Re: I can barely..

Aries10March 19, 2020 05:15AM

  Steve, Aries sheet music brings up an interesting point,

JamesJM13March 19, 2020 06:22AM

  Oh yeah, I hear ya, Jimmy..

sstrams11March 19, 2020 06:36AM

  My biggest triumph... at least in this regard...

JamesJM13March 19, 2020 06:43AM

  That's so cool...

sstrams12March 19, 2020 08:14AM

  Yes,

JamesJM13March 19, 2020 06:06AM

  One more question, Jimmy....

Aries13March 22, 2020 07:37AM

  Sorry Aries.. which linked example?

JamesJM12March 22, 2020 07:52AM

  Re: Sorry Aries.. which linked example?

Aries10March 22, 2020 08:41AM

  That is not a repeat...

JamesJM17March 22, 2020 01:10PM

  There's a fat vertical bar..

sstrams12March 22, 2020 07:58AM

  Re: There's a fat vertical bar..

Aries10March 22, 2020 08:45AM

  Here ya go, Aries.. Attachments

sstrams12March 22, 2020 01:08PM

  Yup, as you say....

JamesJM14March 22, 2020 01:12PM

  Thanks man..

sstrams12March 22, 2020 02:46PM

  Well, yeah, probably....

JamesJM13March 22, 2020 02:53PM

  Yeah, that's a good point..

sstrams12March 22, 2020 03:15PM