Media - drums
There we go, I present to you "My First Song (Electro Mix)"! 😁
Posted on 26 August 2022, 21:21
Why yes, it IS more music-related things! I got a teeny little power supply for my yet-to-exist pedal board because I don't want to have to deal with 9V batteries, and a practice drum pad because I've seen multiple (extremely good) drummers mention that every aspiring drummer should have and use one.
Posted on 23 August 2022, 13:09
I ordered a laptop stand so I could have my laptop hooked up to my drums in a more useful position, it arrived today and fits perfectly! So much better than having it dodgily perched on the luggage to the left there. 😛 I also discovered that Logic Pro has a thing where it can pick up the tempo of what you're playing and it lets you adjust it after the fact! I'm a bit shit at keeping time, but I recorded a section by trying to keep a count in my head ("ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and") and I actually ended up surprisingly close to 120bpm the whole time.
Posted on 17 May 2022, 13:26
My guitar amp simulation software of choice has been BIAS FX 2 on my iPad (https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx-mobile/) and it's pretty great, but I'm starting to get the point where I'm outgrowing the iPad for what I want to do, I think. I've bought a selection of BIAS FX 2 stuff on desktop, and it comes with Audio Units plugins that you can use in GarageBand and such. It turns out you can get a 90-day trial of Logic Pro, so I'm giving that a red hot go and we'll see if I can manage to make some sort of song! I recorded some drums yesterday today but my biggest issue there is keeping in time, even with a metronome going. 😛 But today I recorded my first song in Logic Pro, with me playing both guitar and drums! 😁 Granted it's less than a minute long and is pretty repetitive, but whatever. Yay! Big thanks to @[email protected] for pointing out Logic's "quantize" functionality that will automatically move your slightly-out-of-time notes to be back in time, very helpful for getting a good drum track. The drums were was just recorded straight into Logic then quantized, rather than playing back again with any of the built-in Roland drum controller kits that the drum kit comes with (I haven't even looked into how that's done yet), and the guitar was recoded with one of Positive Grid's "BIAS Pedal" effects.
Posted on 15 May 2022, 15:49
I made my first drum recording in GarageBand! 😁 Very short, but whatever. I've been mucking around on the guitar with that as the backing track, haha.
Posted on 22 April 2022, 18:40
I'm still doing my drum practicing, currently learning some grooves that include paradiddles, and one rhythm for my hands and an entirely different one for my foot is totally breaking my brain!
Posted on 14 February 2022, 12:42
Huzzah, my tablet arm finally arrived! No more looking awkardly off to the left to follow my drum lessons. 🎉
Posted on 23 August 2021, 13:16
Posted on 9 August 2021, 21:00
Aww yisssss! (Now hopefully it works with Guitar Hero... I've seen anecdotal reports that it does, but nothing official from the manufacturer). Also this controller is over ten years old now and the plastic is doing that weird thing where it gets sticky, so I'll need to clean it up.
Posted on 9 August 2021, 13:39
Oh hell yeah, in continuing with the "Stuff arriving earlier than expected" theme, my drum stool, kick pedal, and drum sticks were just delivered!
Posted on 2 August 2021, 11:16