Ok, I can do guitar, bass, and keyboard.
How in the world do you record drums?
I have some drum kits in my SampleTank demo and I know each key is a different drum, etc.
What the f, though? How do you actually put down the drums? Do you just sit there tapping out the rhythm the entire time on the keys? Do you do it in a piano roll? Do you use those pads (I have 4 pads on my keyboard but they suck and I'd rather just use the keys TBH)? Do any of you actually have a drum set, either real drums or one of those kits?
How do you actually come up with a good drum beat? Is there like a book or class or something I can take? The only thing I know how to do is like 8th notes with the high hat and bass, snare, bass bass, snare. That's not what I'm looking for, though.
It's funny. I listen to a ton of music and I even hear the drum parts but I have no idea how to compose them.
The short answer is to use the Piano Roll.