These 5 steps for how to program better drums will have revolutionize your drum programming. I mean, what's the point of rigid, lifeless drums? Life is too short for that!
You’ll learn how to have harder, louder drums loaded with tons of groove, without needing to buy a single plugin!
Here are the top 5 drum programming tips.
- The first step to better drum programming is layering samples.
- Add some swing
- Slide some patterns forward or back
- Add velocity to enhance the groove
- Tweak plugin so that velocity effects pitch by 10%
If you follow these steps the next time you write a drum beat, you'll be certain to get better results!
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Now that you've mastered these drum programming tricks, be sure to grab one of the best drum machine VSTs to help your beats really bang!
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