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The 5 Drum Programming Tricks Every Producer Needs to Know

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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.

  1. The first step to better drum programming is layering samples.
  2. Add some swing
  3. Slide some patterns forward or back
  4. Add velocity to enhance the groove
  5. 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!

Download your free Reason cheat sheet here.

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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