Original URL: http://egnatia.ee.auth.gr/~nalevrid/enf/drums.html
First of all you need a set of drum samples that sound real . If you think that these samples are common you're wrong . In order to record a drum set you need a studio and a very good microphone and most people don't have that equipment .So I've decided to provide you with some drum samples that sound relatively good . You can download them following this link (1.13 MB) .
And a piece of advice : Dedicate a channel for every drum . This way the samples will be played until the end and it will be easier to control their volume and panning .
If you want to fully represent a real drum set
you should change the panning of every drum .
KickDrum : Things are quite easy with kick
drums . The only thing you have to remember is that when the kickdrum is
played twice in a row , the first hit should have lower volume . Example
SnareDrum : For single strokes of the snaredrum
you don't have to do anything special . When there are several strokes
in a row there are two possibilities :
2. The volume is set based on the way a drummer
would play it . Drummers usually start playing with their strong arm ,
usually the right , when they're hitting the snare several times in a row
. So the first , the third , the fifth , etc. strokes should sound a bit
Hihat - Ride : Hihat and ride are usually
played consecutively and drummers tend to play the first , the third ,
etc. hits a bit louder .
Toms : Toms are also played consecutively and should be tracked the same way as snare .
Cymbals : One thing you should remember
is that the cymbals are usually played with the same hand that plays the
hihat/ride . So you need to stop hihat/ride at the moment the cymbal is
played . Also cymbals are usually played at the same time with a kickdrum
or a snaredrum .