Songwriting would be the most apparent one. When you are laying down some decent riffs or playing around with that monster Bass line at your home studio it’s only half the fun if you can’t do it to a rocking groove.
If you’ve ever tried to explain to a drummer the groove that you had in mind for a certain part of that new song you wrote you know it’s almost impossible. Drum programming to the rescue: Just make them listen to it.
These are just two examples but you get the point: If you are a serious musician, songwriter, and/or producer knowing how to program drums is a must!
Watch the author personally giving you a tour through the book explaining each chapter and its content in the video on the left.
Learn how to create a variety of grooves, from simple "Four to the Floor" to raging Blast Beats, and how to come up with amazing grooves that perfectly fit any song on your own.
150 groove and fill examples with screenshots to get you started. You will learn how these examples were created so you can come up with your own grooves by applying the principles laid out in the book. This gives you literally endless possibilities for your own drum tracks.
Detailed instructions on how to make grooves sound realistic and just like a human would have played them. This part of the book covers how to alter Quantization and Velocities effectively to make your drum beats feel as natural as possible.
Apply the given principles to any recording and drum software. No matter what DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and VST instrument you use: as long as both support the MIDI protocol (basically all of them do) you are good to go. (No external MIDI hardware required.)
#HitIt – The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums is the only resource on drum programming you will ever need.
After ten years producing music in various genres author Chris Nothdurfter shares his knowledge for the first time in this book. He will help you learn the best strategies for coming up with grooves that perfectly fit the music and master genre-specifics – one chapter at a time.
Read on to find out how he became obsessed with drum programming and how he came up with the idea of putting all his knowledge in this book.
If you decide to buy #HitIt – The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums now this is what you’ll get. Check it out:
Everything you get with this book adds up to a total value of roughly $60.00. So what are you waiting for? Get your copy now!
Chris Nothdurfter has been writing and producing music for the last ten years. He has worked with bands as well as on his own projects. As a songwriter he has produced demos for a wide range of genres spanning from German "Schlager" Pop music to blazing Death Metal. While his first musical influences were classic Heavy Metal bands such as Metallica and Iron Maiden he nowadays enjoys most band-oriented music out there (as long as it’s crafted well).
Chris is also involved in Live/Tour Production as well as a number of non music-related projects in the fields of Film & Video, Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Read more…