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Programmed acoustic drum tracks sound more authentic

These simple steps in Cubase 5 will make your programmed acoustic drum tracks sound more authentic.

John Walden

Assigning each of your GAO kit pieces to a Cubase mixer channel gives you a huge degree of control.Assigning each of your GAO kit pieces to a Cubase mixer channel gives you a huge degree of control.

Last month, I explained how you can construct a realistic-sounding acoustic drum kit in Cubase’s Groove Agent ONE (GAO), and now we’ll learn to how to put the kit to good use by programming a realistic performance, and applying some mix processing. I’ve placed a number of audio examples on the SOS website.

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Having configured GAO, your goal is to assign each kit piece to its own channel in the Cubase mixer, in much the same way as you would for a real multitrack recording. As well as level balancing, this will give you control over pan position, EQ, dynamics and ambience, which are all important.

via Get Real.

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This entry was posted on March 18, 2014 by in Cubase and tagged .
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