Re: How Can I Easily Record a Drum Track?
Yes Ditto to mashedmitten
I basically record a 4 or 8 bar Loop in Cubase Le4 , quantized, played on my keyboard or even my Drum machine pads and using the Drum editor in Cubase Le4. Some people use MIDI DRUMS hear. I just connect a midi cable (no audio cables) FROM MY KEYBOARD or Drum machine MIDI OUT to my tascam US-1641 midi in. The sound I hear is from toontracks Superior drummer 2.0. I then copy that Drum loop by pressing CTRL + D enough times to to get a good basic drum track down. I usually add TOM fills and cymbles as the song progresses.
1. Have you used a drum machine in the past?
This helps to to understand drum recording, PATTERNS -COUNT OFFS - INTROS -FILLS --ENDINGS --SONG MODE ETC
2. Read all you can and keep watching http://www.youtube.com
on Cubase and Drum Recording
Hope this helps
ps: joconnor Toontracks -- EZ DRUMMER LITE hardly gives you anything
but it's better then nothing. Check out EZ PLAYER ALSO. THERE'S ALL KINDS OF PRESET LOOPS in EZ PLAYER.I store alot of my own Drum midi files in EZ PLAYER and then drag them into
cubase Le4 when I need them.
Hope this helps
Cubase 7.0.7 and WaveLab 7, Windows 7 Intel icore7 HP Pavllon, 18 gigs ram, Tascam US-1641 , Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, Drumcore Free, Alesis HR-16, HR-16 B, SR-16, Ringo Starr, 1970 Strat , 1974 P-Bass,Hofner Bass. Roland D-50 & U220 Keyboards, MXL, AKG & Shure Microphones, Line 6 Pocket Pod
Yamaha NS10'S Auratone and JBL speakers, Tascam 48 ob 8-track, Teac A-2340 4-track,
Waves Studer j37 plugin