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Drums...

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There may be a thread like this already, but what are your favorite drum methods? Obviously sampling is great, but what about kits? Does anybody know some decent kit downloads? I've downloaded some but they were harsh sounding and basically sucked.

Also, what are your opinions on program stock drums? The garageband drum stems are generic but not too bad IMO. I know 9th Wonder uses FL stock drums.

What do you think about quantizing? I kinda perfer "human timing" to "perfect" timing, but if its too off it is no fun to rap over :-(

Just wanted to get some opinions/tips about laying down drums.

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its cool not to use quantize but i always use it them snares barely on time sound like shit to me, i just sample drums and layer on top of each other, i do have some stock sounds from a korg electribe and a 808 that i will use in the layering aswell if i need bottom end or a clean hi hat.clap etc etc

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My method is to use my own field recordings stacked on top of whatever drum machine has batteries in it at that point in time. Then tape. Then protools.

BTW my drums sound like shit

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Search for the 300 breaks compilation. It's cheating, but that doesn't mean it's not sick as fuck

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Start with stock sounds and slowly blend your vinyl chops. For example I use Arturia Spark stock kits and play it over the other sample chops. Slowly I replace a kick here and then a snare from a record and slowly I have a new kit. The trick with working with a stock drum kit is to replace a small amount of sounds and build from there rather than just going for strictly samples only. My main kits to start with are usually basic acoustic kits.

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