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Fire Eternal
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 pm Reply with quote
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I'm looking for suggestions on good software to program drums. I've used FL and EZ drummer VST for Qbase in the past. All suggestions are welcome! Thanks.
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tormentinfire
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:44 pm Reply with quote
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What are you looking for that EZ Drummer or FL couldn't do? I can give a few suggestions but it would help if you could tell me what exactly you're looking for.
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:43 am Reply with quote
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you could also use guitar pro and import the drum tracks over to ez drummer.
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Fire Eternal
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:32 am Reply with quote
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I'm looking for something with good layout, easy to use. For example I found FL extremely tedious, where as GP is extremely easy (sounds like shit though)
I guess I'm looking for sort of a middle ground.

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you could also use guitar pro and import the drum tracks over to ez drummer.


Srsly?
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tormentinfire
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:57 pm Reply with quote
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He's right actually.

Export your guitar pro file to a midi file. Import midi file into FL or whatever. You'll have to load your samples so they're being triggered by the relevant note numbers in the midi file.
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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:17 pm Reply with quote
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simplest way to do it :p

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Fire Eternal
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:24 pm Reply with quote
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wow this changes everything Laughing This has been a most helpful thread!
Now the pirating begins...
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memnoch
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:55 pm Reply with quote
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Just make sure you mute all other tracks before exporting your GP file to midi. Even better yet temporarily delete them all and have only the drum track when you export, then exit without saving so you don't lose all your hard work.

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barkley
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:28 pm Reply with quote
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It's a huge pain in the ass but you should also separate all of your drums into different tracks in GP. This helps when it comes time to mix your drums after recording, allowing you to tweak your snare/bass drum and every tom and cymbal separately rather than the whole kit at once. This makes for some cool panning techniques with the different drums, also.

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Chthonian
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:12 pm Reply with quote
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barkley wrote:
It's a huge pain in the ass but you should also separate all of your drums into different tracks in GP. This helps when it comes time to mix your drums after recording, allowing you to tweak your snare/bass drum and every tom and cymbal separately rather than the whole kit at once. This makes for some cool panning techniques with the different drums, also.

You don't need to do this if you use EZdrummer...

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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:25 pm Reply with quote
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yeah you can tweak it in the drum vst Smile

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