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To save me hauling round the full kit, when I saw a child's kit in a second-hand store for 50 quid/bucks/shekels, I jumped at the chance. With some judicious damping & tuning (they are all non-standard sizes so I can never change the skins) I have a perfectly serviceable kit that I can use in any small venue. Add my own stool, kick pedal, hats & ...


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For venues without a kit, the absolute minimum would be snare, bass drum and hi-hat. That's the overwhelming majority of venues in my area. Hi-hat can operate as a poor man's cymbals in a pinch. For venues with a basic backline kit, all you'll need is your sticks and bass drum pedal, although you will probably prefer your own cymbals. Some folks will ...


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Venues, like rehearsal studios, generally provide kick, a couple of toms, hi-hat and snare. Most drummers prefer their own snare, and cymbals, and often that includes their own hi-hat cymbals. A comfy seat is a personal choice too ! So, you could get away with those if you were sure of a 'back line' kit. Not expecting any kit on site, a kick drum, snare, ...


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Well as far as I know that is what's referred to as a 'bass drop' (but I think that term gets thrown around for a few different effects). There are probably a bunch of ways to do it: a fretless bass can simply slide down the lowest string with some nice EQ and that's about all it takes (provided the bass is tuned low enough). The studio sound on your ...


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I have solved it. Apparently, the Roland TD-11 Drum Module itself is already an interface. So what I did was to plug the Roland TD-11 Drum Module directly to my laptop, downloaded the Roland drivers from their website, and voila! It now works. I believe the source of the problem was that I used XLR cables from Drum Module to the M-Track audio interface, ...


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In addition to the other answers regarding the creative implications of pitch-shifting drum sounds, you can also choose the pitch of a drum to stop phase issues in the track. For example, if you layer different kicks on top of each other, you may find that it loses its punch. Changing the pitch of one of the samples can get the kicks complementing each ...


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As other answers have said, drums used in a drum kit are essentially treated as unpitched. Certainly, they wouldn't usually be retuned for songs/pieces in different keys, as you would do with timpani (kettle drums), for instance. However, a drummer colleague of mine told me some time ago that he tunes his kit differently depending upon what style if music ...


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If you are making music as an artist, you may pitch the drums however you feel compliments the rest of the sound. Don't be afraid to pitch them down or up even a whole octave to get some weird effects... Here are a few tricks I use on drums to experiment with the pitch: Pitch layering - Often times I will clone a drum or even a whole kit, then pitch adjust ...


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While the specific pitches of drums could certainly have a some impact on the music — small consonance changes with the other instruments, "feel" — tuning real drums is more about tension than pitch to my understanding. Since you're working digitally, you can adjust the pitch a bit without needing to over-loosen or over-tighten a real drum, ...


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Drums have pitches, but by the time they are in the track, then unless it is for very specific purposes, to complement a melodic line etc, then those actual pitches should not be truly apparent to the end-listener. Let the listener just get the 'vibe' of what you intend. They shouldn't really be hearing a 'tune' from the drum pitches, only the apparent ...


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All electronic drum kits even today basically just play back recorded samples with triggers shaped to match traditional drums. No matter how good the samples themselves are, the idea that each hit triggers a specific sample will never sound realistic when the same instrument (especially cymbals) is struck several times while it's still ringing. This is ...


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Although rock band is a great and challenging game think about it this way... you're in the arcades and you walk past someone on the dance mat and they are doing great getting perfects all the time... now take the dance mat out the way are they dancing? no they are jumping up and down constantly... although the movement/technique on rock band and guitar hero ...



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