Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Virtual Instruments

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 09-25-2008, 06:46 PM
Mikey Ace Mikey Ace is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 72
Default Calling all that write/program midi drums by hand in the Pro Tools midi editor.

Hey all.
I think I am trying to do the impossible. lol
So please chime in if i'm not alone.

I am trying to write/program midi drums in the pro tools midi editor in the rock genre and its been rough.
I start in the midi editor with the "grid" on beats and 1/4 notes.
For a basic example of what I do...
I would enter my kicks on 1 and 3, and snare on 2 and 4. Then I would adjust the grid for 1/8 beats and lay down a hi hat across "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8."
I would then switch to velocity and make the kicks and snares louder and adjust the hi hat to sound natural like..
1st hi hat- loud
2nd hi hat- medium
3rd hi hat- loud
4th hi hat - medium
and so up to 8.
I would listen back and it sounds very robotic. lol

So I use midi loops to study how they do it to sound natural.
And after studying I noticed that most of the midi notes are not lined up perfectly with the grid. Some notes are slightly ahead or behind.

This makes it even harder now to program because the grid that was very helpful is now becoming useless to program a natural feel. lol

So besides actually playing the pattern on keys/ pads or V-drums, how do you program drums in pro tools to sound natural for a rock genre by hand

Please share your tips and techniques.
I would really appreciate it.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro Tools MIDI Editor: is it me or is it really that bad?? Lucero del Alba Pro Tools 9 7 11-12-2011 10:29 AM
Best effective way to program grooves by hand in Superior Drummer 2/Pro Tools 8 LE? Tritono9 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 12 09-07-2010 08:25 AM
PT Midi editor/drums/volocity question starburst MIDI 1 04-20-2010 08:01 AM
The Pro Tools midi editor. Dan-Jay Pro Tools M-Powered (Win) 19 02-16-2010 05:48 PM
Getting Bar:Beat lined up with hand drawn MIDI drums pk_hat 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 4 02-25-2002 12:40 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com