Dude, like, where's the bass drum?!

Dude, like, where's the bass drum?!
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#21

Cool. Now, what drums software did you use, because that bass drum sounds better than the two I got with Groove Agent One…


#22

He used voodoo and black magic to make the kick track :wink:


#23

Seriously though, @ColdRoomStudio does some amazing work!


#24

I used Slate’s Trigger 2 - one of the Deluxe kicks (I can’t remember which one, but there are only two to choose from) - close mic only. Trigger detects transients “live” on the audio track, but it’s ultimately the same thing/principle as hit points.


#25

And seems to do a better job than the results I’m getting. Even when I really lower the threshold.


#26

Here’s an early attempt:

So, still a nice job on the snare, but it’s not getting much definition of the hi-hat hits for me to replace with the kick drum. This screengrab shows what it’s managing to get.

And again with a lower threshold, but note the highlighted section where it’s picked up no events at all:


#27

Huh! I actually used Reaper’s “Dynamic Split” or “Split Beats at Transient” tool (which is just another transient detection algorithm) to just pull out the “1&” and “3&” beats for trigger to work from. It worked really well, apart from one or two misses that just entailed me finding the transient by eye.


#28

Am assuming this is not free (I’m currently unemployed, so if it’s not free or not something I’ve already got, then I’ll have to make do)


#29

Reaper is free to download and use for 60 days. Even after that, you can use it fully-functional without buying a licence, although you have a nag screen every time you open it. Even so, a non-commercial licence is only $60.


#30

Great help and info, Andrew. Thank you, so much.

Here’s my progress so far (nearly there! - but I’m tired so I’m going to bed):


#31

St. Anger version.


#32

:smiley:

NOT what I was aiming for (though I do like that song)!


#33

(And if ever there was a recording that needed some drum replacement, I think it has to be that one!)


#34

#35

Sounding good! Glad you’re making progress!


#36

Thanks.

I’m playing around with Reaper but find myself wondering what settings you used, because I’m either getting not much or way too much:


#37

Ah, I think I’ve answered my own question. ‘Min slice length’ seems to help a lot!
52_x64 - EVALUATION LICENSE


#38

Gotta love the “Drop Empty Keg on Concrete” snare preset they used. Very annoying. The video itself is confounding too. I feel like I need to wash after that one for some reason.


#39

Sounding pretty good from Reaper…


#40

Make sure you tell him what a pain in the ass this was so he appreciates you even more.