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Mac user needs drum software advice

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by paulblackford, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. paulblackford

    paulblackford Tele-Holic

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    I'm looking at just doing simple, demo-style recordings in Garage Band. Not pro level (unless it's a bargain), but more like sketchbook stuff. I'd like to find some inepensive drum software to put in decent, fairly natural sounding drum tracks. Back in the day, I used an Alesis HR16 drum machine, and that level of quality is kind of what I'm looking for now. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not used the drummer in garageband? It’s rather excellent

    What version of Garageband do you have? Do you have a midi keyboard?
     
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    I agree with @Guitarteach another is EZ Drummer (it is easy!)
     
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    that alesis is about $75 used.
     
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    Haha! Okay. I'm going to declare this thread null, and void. Considering I do digital illustration for a living, I sure am a ditz with computers. I should have just done some Garageband tutorials before opening my mouth. You're absolutely right, and I'm a Dingbat. :) I thought the whole program was basically for arranging outside, MIDI, or sampled things. Time to dig into some instruction. Duh!
     
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    Looks like you got your answer but I agree. Drummer is great! Don't forget you can add multiple drummers too. Isabella and Quentin (I think it's Quentin) play great together
     
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    Have a look at band-in-a-box! It does WAY more than just drums but the drum parts it creates are excellent and you can control the timing of fills, stops and shots. I use BIAB to create bass and drum tracks to play over and occassionally throw in keys or some other instrument.

    I've also found it's a great way to get new rythm guitar ideas by listening to the rythm guitar tracks provided in biab.
     
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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
     
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