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    Drum... programming?

    So, I have a bit of a question that I apologize for in advance because I'm sure at some point it's been discussed here - But on that note, I cannot find it.

    Essentially, I a slow as fuck with a mouse. Point and click takes me longer than it should, and I do have some drumming ability.

    I'm hoping somewhere, somehow, somebody can help me get in the right direction.

    Really, what I want to do, is use a USB electronic drum kit, or midi-midi interface, and record the basic beat, then go back into my DAW and fine tune it, tweak it, enhance it, so to speak.

    Can anybody help me out here?

    I was thinking of picking up an Alesis DM6 but if it's not going to help me with what I want to do, I really have no other desire to own drums.

    I should add that essentially I want to use the E-Drums to make a basic beat in say, FL Studio, and then go into the piano roll after and tweak it.

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    as long as the usb output will send midi into your daw and you can set up a kit on the dm6 it that is mapped like your drum sample library, you should be able to do it. i have an old yamaha somethingorother electronic kit and use it the same way, purely to get the midi to the computer.

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    Definitely appreciate the response. That's exactly what I'm looking to do.

    I've drummed in some punk rock bands here and there but nothing overly technical or intricate, and I don't currently own drums so I'm just trying to avoid spending $ that I don't need to.

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    Export/import with guitarpro works fine for me really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredfreak View Post
    Export/import with guitarpro works fine for me really.
    I think the point is that he's trying to play the parts, instead of typing/clicking them into a computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnF View Post
    I think the point is that he's trying to play the parts, instead of typing/clicking them into a computer.
    unless you're an extremely tight drummer i reckon typing it in & copy pasting is a lot faster. only need to mess around with velocities really to make it sound less mechanical.

    It's also great to export synths & all other stuff that need vst's attached to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredfreak View Post
    unless you're an extremely tight drummer i reckon typing it in & copy pasting is a lot faster.

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    Honestly, making a simple beat and then looping it, and then programming just the fills is by far the easiest way to work, IMO.
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