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How to regularize the drums?

Asked 1934 day 1 h | Viewed 3278 times | Updated 1933 day 10 h |

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Gravatar photo Vasily Korolev

I have this situation: the drummer records the track (8 tracks in a multitrack session). Now, how do I check how distant are the recorded beats from their theoretical position i.e.: there is always some error in human recorded tracks, but is there any software that can show me the ideal (theoretical) beat and the recorded one and could alert me if the error is to big. 

  • Are you asking how to quantize the drums?

    Justin Vencel | Sep 02 at 08:09

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  1. Answered: 1933 day 20 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoJustin Vencel

    I use Cubase to do most of my tracking and I usually setup a 'Tempo Track' before I start recording the tracks.  

    I input all the tempo information for the song before the session, then Cubase automatically adjusts the project window bars and beats to align with my tempo track. This makes it pretty easy to see when a drummer starts to get off-time. (You can visually see if, for instance, the snare is not always falling on the 2nd and 4th beat of each measure).

    You may also want to check out a program like Melodyne, it has advanced quantization and time-stretching abilities that work great on drums!

  2. Answered: 1933 day 23 h (0) | Permalink

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  3. Answered: 1917 day 18 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoPablo Santiago

    As Justin say in Cubase and in Nuendo, is the tempo track where you can adjust the bpm, if it is in 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 or whatever.

    But the really juicy stuff is the tool time warp, it allows you to fit the tempo track to your tempo so the metronome adjust to your performance.

    I saw a video who shows a tool in the newest versions that allows you to adjust the uneven bars blows of time when you're in audio editing mode, I think it works with time stretching or something...

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