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« on: December 20, 2020, 05:51:41 PM »
Hi all

hey would anyone know or suggest
a drum beats library

Been working with
Groove agent

is there anything about similar
but somehow better?

lol. I'm sure I'm missing out
I can't play the drums myself.

Would be nice to hear suggestions
of freeware or a good but cheap library!!

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 04:24:37 PM »
@rightly - don't rightly know about freeware libraries, but I know there are sample exchanges, where people upload their samples and they are free to use.

I can recommend a cheap beat maker called Boom by Air products, it think it was about a tenner. And if you have a bit more then FXpansion Geist 2 is brilliant albeit a bit complicated until you get used to it.

Isn't there something in Cubase?


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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 07:35:36 PM »
@rightly - don't rightly know about freeware libraries, but I know there are sample exchanges, where people upload their samples and they are free to use.

I can recommend a cheap beat maker called Boom by Air products, it think it was about a tenner. And if you have a bit more then FXpansion Geist 2 is brilliant albeit a bit complicated until you get used to it.

Isn't there something in Cubase?



there's some in Cubase
it's fairly limited. A lot of what they have is showcase and not necessarily practical stuff I find.

I'm not a drummer, it's difficult for me to do all that work, often achieving an unrealistic result. I know unrealistic is cool etc. but not when I don't particularly want that.

I' keep on the look out
eventually I'll buy soimething if I'm convinced that the thing for me

We have a good store for suchlike here
when it's not Covid.

just saw the headlines
Merkel
talking about tough weeks ahead!!

very likely be months

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 10:20:22 AM »
I don't know how good it is or isn't, but there's a free version of Jamstix I recently figured out how to use. In fact, I just took advantage of a sale today and upgraded to the basic premium version for $49. I know nothing about drums, so I'm challenged when it comes to building a percussion track. Or set of tracks. Jamstix does it for me. I tell it the structure of the song and how long each section is, and it makes a drum track to match. I can change what it comes up with--it shows me everything, so I can edit it if I want (which would be a mistake in my case, I'm sure). I can also choose different styles or genres and there's even a way to choose specific drummers. It's interesting and I was pretty excited I managed to figure out how to use it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 02:28:24 PM »
@rightly

I would personally put a different slant on things and recommend getting a virtual drum soft synth (you probably have one in Cubase) and then look at MIDI file beats grooves

MIDI files are just the “patterns” that give instructions to the softsynth with info like what drum to hit, how hard and (most importantly) when to hit it

Depending on the complexity of the softsynth (and samples within it) will determine how “realistic” the drum sounds are - but even the cheap ones sound great

If you upgrade your drum virtual instrument at a later date you can then “update” all of your songs by putting the same MIDI file through it and getting “better” sounds, which can give songs a new lease of life

HOWEVER, the main advantage of using MIDI for drum parts is the ability to edit anything, which can be restrictive with audio drum grooves

Eg simply changing the timing of a kick to “lock in” with the bass guitar can have a MASSIVE impact

It is also super easy to get a beat you hear in your head into your daw as you can literally tap it in (a drum at a time if necessary) and tidy it up to taste afterwards

What @CaliaMoko has recommend with JamStix would (IMHO) give you the best of All worlds for your needs (once you get your head around the initial learning curve - I did once but have forgotten it all now as I tend to make my own beats now)
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 08:30:13 PM »
I don't know how good it is or isn't, but there's a free version of Jamstix I recently figured out how to use. In fact, I just took advantage of a sale today and upgraded to the basic premium version for $49. I know nothing about drums, so I'm challenged when it comes to building a percussion track. Or set of tracks. Jamstix does it for me. I tell it the structure of the song and how long each section is, and it makes a drum track to match. I can change what it comes up with--it shows me everything, so I can edit it if I want (which would be a mistake in my case, I'm sure). I can also choose different styles or genres and there's even a way to choose specific drummers. It's interesting and I was pretty excited I managed to figure out how to use it.

Thanks @CaliaMoko & @Boydie

I had a look at a review
on YT
looks really good
once I get my financial thing more stable I'll probably get that!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 09:43:05 PM »
You should be able to try it out for free, @rightly . I did. The free version isn't full-featured and you can't buy expansion packs for it, but it does a lot. In my limited opinion, anyway.