In this video tutorial in Pro Tools, Russ shows another cool trick for getting better sounding drums - the drum buss crush trick.
In this free QuickTip video tutorial from Sonnox, Rich Tozzoli uses the brand new Oxford Envolution plug-in on various drum and percussion tracks to bring them to life, using the transient and sustain controls.
Drums are at the core of many tracks, be that dance, rock or jazz, but often bands struggle to get a great drum sound. Here are 5 tips for getting a better drum sound that won’t cost you a penny.
In this free tutorial video from Paul Drew, hear how the CLA-76 plug-in from Waves is used to compress a snare drum.
Thanks to our sister site Logic Pro Expert for spotting this one. Hand Clapper comes from AudioThing based in Dublin. It is a plug-in designed to do nothing but hand claps made popular in the 80s. You to make custom hand claps based on the legendary Roland TR-808, TR-909, Boss HC-2, or your own WAV samples. At the moment it is just 20 Euros, but after Christmas it will revert to the normal price of 25 Euros.
As requested we are continuing with the community tips even though we have given away all the silver iLoks. This tip about committing Boom tracks to audio in Pro Tools 12.3 is from Donnie Alan.
In this video James talks about the idea of choosing the right Snare Drum for the song. James plays an excerpt from "Burning The Fan Mail" by Rex Strother where is try out 5 different snare drums to see / hear which one fits the track the best.
Zynaptiq have announced the immediate availability of their new plug-in - UNMIX::DRUMS, their source separation based plug-in for boosting or attenuating drums in mixed music. They will be showing UNMIX::DRUMS at their booth 842 at the 139th AES Convention in New York between October 30th and Nov 1st, 2015.
Dan, our friend at Sample Diggers, is offering over 600MB of free samples consisting 108 Loops - 274 One shots in 24Bit.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert James shows the Active Snare Damping System by Remo. This small mechanical clip on dampener allows you to control those unwanted high frequencies on a tuned snare drum yet still allowing the drum to breath and sound natural.
In this tutorial video I take a look back at an older session which was recorded live and show you some tips and tricks to bring a lifeless drum sound up to date.
In this free video tutorial, team member Marcus Huyskens gives an in depth overview, into the workflow he uses, when replacing or enhancing his drum tracks with samples, using Massey DRT.
It's the first thing I reach for when wanting to creating grooves and backbeats. Yes there are a lot of newer, faster, bigger, more trendy offerings, both in terms of plug-ins and hardware but when it comes to building grooves fast then Stylus RMX takes some beating.
In this video James takes a look at DF-XCITE a new plug-in from Drumforge. XCITE is a multi-band saturator designed to make your drums sound more dynamic with a fuller tone by adding saturation across 4 different frequency bands. Each band can be driven via 1 of 3 saturation types, American, Vintage and Extreme. James uses the XCITE plug-in across all the microphone channels on his drum kit so see and hear how this new plug-in can change your drum mixes.
When FXpansion announced BFD ECO, their streamlined acoustic drum machine, would not be supported in AAX, many Pro Tools 11 users were left disappointed. With the latest version of PatchWork 1.7, Blue Cat’s VST/AU hosting plug-in, BFD ECO outputs can once more be routed into Pro Tools 11 (and higher) by the way of the auxiliary inputs. This effectively allows the user to refine each routed ECO output directly in Pro Tools.
Softube are now shipping their new drum VI Heartbeat.
It is based on classic drum machines and then augmented with cool Softube effects as well as some smart synth and layering tricks.