drums

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Bob Slydell
KVRer
20 posts since 28 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:22 am

Hi Folks,

What is your way of laying down drums for your tracks? Im fed up with messing about with kick samples etc - never seems to sound good enough. Thinking of buying kick 2? I produce trance and sound design of drums doesnt interest me - what i want is once i have got a track going with synths etc I want to quickly get some decent drum parts in without too much messing about.

Any thoughts? Im sure there is a product out there smilar to logics drum synth but better?

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12726 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am

Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

recursive one
KVRAF
4253 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am
Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
Ever heard about presets? (though you probably don't :) )

Don't own Kick2 myself (yet) but it seems to be highly rated by trance producers
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

Bob Slydell
KVRer
20 posts since 28 Sep, 2019

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am
Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
haha
Im sort of looking for a drum rompler perhaps - just something to lay it all down quickly?

Bob Slydell
KVRer
20 posts since 28 Sep, 2019

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:31 am

recursive one wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am
Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
Ever heard about presets? (though you probably don't :) )

Don't own Kick2 myself (yet) but it seems to be highly rated by trance producers
Well all i currently have is the logic presets and to my ear they are not very good at all.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12726 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:48 am

recursive one wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am
Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
Ever heard about presets? (though you probably don't :) )

Don't own Kick2 myself (yet) but it seems to be highly rated by trance producers
I have one preset called INIT :D

I’m struggling to find the difference between presets and samples though. Sure the former can be edited but the OP sounds as though he doesn’t want to do that.

Kick2 is superb though. The only kick machine I’ll ever need.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12726 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:51 am

Bob Slydell wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am
Confused.

Doesn’t want to design kicks, asks about kick synth.

:shrug:
haha
Im sort of looking for a drum rompler perhaps - just something to lay it all down quickly?
Kick 2 isn’t a rompler though.

If I were you I’d look just look at professional sample packs.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
14875 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:55 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:48 am
Kick2 is superb though.
And might be worth taking a look at D16 PunchBox. Maybe not quite as flexible as Kick2, but looks like it might be a bit quicker to get results.

Also, maybe see if someone is selling their copy of the NI TRK 'Kick' unit. Was originally given away as a gift, so should probably go pretty cheaply, here on KVR.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12726 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:56 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:55 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:48 am
Kick2 is superb though.
And might be worth taking a look at D16 PunchBox. Maybe not quite as flexible as Kick2, but looks like it might be a bit quicker to get results.

Also, maybe see if someone is selling their copy of the NI TRK 'Kick' unit. Was originally given away as a gift, so should probably go pretty cheaply, here on KVR.
Great suggestions. I hear lots of good things about both.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
14875 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 am

Oops! Missed the bit about not wanting to design kicks.

Ultimately, I think there will always be some design that will go into kicks. Even if you have samples, they'll normally need some layering and massaging to fit into your track. Logic's samples might not seem so hot on their own, but try layering a few (Sub, Punch, Click), and process them as a group.

Bob Slydell
KVRer
20 posts since 28 Sep, 2019

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:58 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:55 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:48 am
Kick2 is superb though.
And might be worth taking a look at D16 PunchBox. Maybe not quite as flexible as Kick2, but looks like it might be a bit quicker to get results.

Also, maybe see if someone is selling their copy of the NI TRK 'Kick' unit. Was originally given away as a gift, so should probably go pretty cheaply, here on KVR.
Will download the trial for punchbox tonight.

Thanks for all the suggestions

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12726 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: drums

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:59 am

BTW, how does the OP find time in between asking what we do here?

I only have 1 boss ;)
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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