NEW Drum Layering System & Drum Tutorials

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NEW Drum Layering System & Drum Tutorials

Post by mattsonic » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:28 pm

Most types of electronic music need big, full drum sounds. The best way to get that sound is to layer lots of drums together. Practically every electronic music producer uses this technique. Unfortunately, it isn't nearly as easy as it could be in Ableton Live without extra VST plugins.

So, I decided to release a system that simplifies the whole process. It's called DrumStack, and it will rock your drums. :)

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Click here to watch a video of DrumStack in action.

Click here for a tutorial on how to make a huge, clubworthy kick drum using DrumStack.

Happy Producing!

Matt Sonic
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Post by The Phat Conductor » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:31 pm

sick!

i'm all over it!
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Post by stutter » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:30 pm

sounds very useful, ta

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Post by tribewalker » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:35 pm

i as well have just downloaded, and am "all over it" this sounds like it will go quite nice with my MicroControl that should be awaiting me after my shift.

w00t.

one thing at a time though...learn the microcontrol some first....yay!
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Post by Dr. Zoiberg » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:04 am

will try for sure

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Post by emptypond » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:47 am

thanks .. this sure beats having a separate channel for each drumsound

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Post by Naive Teen Idol » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:47 am

Hey, Matt -- for some reason, I'm not getting the email for this to access this stuff.

Might that be b/c it's 1:46am now and you're asleep? ;-)
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Post by onslaught » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:19 am

Ah, the Chord device. In my experiments to get all 8 slots to play the same note I could never get it working..but didn't try the chord device. Sure beats having to flick to another Impulse within a rack to access other layers and less fidling around in the tiny key-zone editor. Nice work mattsonic.

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Post by Meef Chaloin » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:30 am

this is great cheers!

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Post by *sigh* » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:43 am

Naive Teen Idol wrote:Hey, Matt -- for some reason, I'm not getting the email for this to access this stuff.

Might that be b/c it's 1:46am now and you're asleep? ;-)
hey Me too... no luck with the email....{checks Spam folder} oh, there it is

Thanks!

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Post by kaffein » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:18 am

This looks awesome for sound design... Will definitely try it!

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Post by Seyser Koze » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:54 pm

I like the look of this but:

What's the real advantage over this to simply putting the elements of the drum into different tracks?

Is there an audio advantage or is it just convenience?

Ta

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Post by emptypond » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:59 pm

for me some of the advantages are...
having my multilayered drumkit in one easy to access channel/rack
the ability to save the layered kit as a single rack
not having to re-route the input on individual drum channels to the master drum track
being able to see in piano roll which notes correspond to which drum sounds

ability to combining this with the 128impulse rack for some crazy fun 8)

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Post by Seyser Koze » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:37 pm

A convenience thing then!

I do take a bit of time over my drums and, like everyone I guess, its always a tricky and time consuming area.

If this saves some time and makes it all easier, faster and more logical then count me in!

Thanks Matt!

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Post by dabedoo » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:59 pm

Got one word for this post: AWSOME !!!!

Just tried it and the sound of the kick is unbelievable, fuly parametric
and does not fade away when adding other sounds 8O


Great thx for this 8)

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