Advice For Home Recordists – how to programme convincing drum tracks

One thing which can let down an otherwise great track you’ve recorded at home, be it a demo or a fully fledged professional release is a drum track which sounds obviously “programmed”. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a convincing “live” sounding drum track with a few mouse clicks?

This is something I always strove to achieve, and it wasn’t until one day when the drummer of the band I was in at the time asked me who had played the drum solo on a track I’d done at home, that I realised… “yeah, that DOES sound pretty realistic.” Here’s a guide to how I’ve evolved my drum programming style:

Drum Programming Guide – Click Here

And here is the link to the track containing the drum solo which sounded convincing enough to (initially, at least) fool a drummer (solo begins at about 4:20)

So What? – my reworking of a Miles Davis classic

Have fun 🙂

John Robson Guitar Tuition & Musicianship Coaching


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