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At the risk of covering something you may already know well, let's take a detour and be clear about what crash and ride cymbals are and how they are different. Then the explanation of what a crash/ride is will make more sense. There are three main characteristics that determine most of a cymbal's sound: size (diameter), weight (thickness), and profile (the ...


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Your typical drumstick is made of Hickory wood which neither that dense nor that light. Maple is another popular wood for sticks but is lighter than Hickory. Your best bet would be sticks made out of Oak, which is quite denser than Hickory and a lot denser than Maple; I know for sure Pro-Mark produces oak sticks that come in various specs and sizes. The ...


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The drum head you're looking for is called Fiberskyn 3. You can find additional information on remo's website: http://www.remo.com/portal/products/3/8/52/ds_fiberskyn_3.html


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Ok found an answer by myself thanks to Simon. The thing that wasn't clear was that I had to use a MIDI track, while instead I was tring with vocal (microphone) or drummer type tracks. So, the basic process: create a midi track (the type with the synth, play from your mac) change the instrument on the library, use a drum kit window > show keyboard start ...


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If all you want is eighth notes on the snare drum, then don’t use Drummer at all. Create that specific part yourself. Just create a drum track and do one of the following: record a bar of yourself tapping eighth notes on the snare drum record an empty bar, then tap the bar and choose “Edit” and in the drum editor, pick up the pen by sliding the pen slider ...


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It is the vibration that bothers. Electronic drums will not help. If the raiser is not an option, consider reducing muffling the vibration between the pedals and the floor. I had this problem even though I was using a practice pad-set. My solution was to get a set of excersice mats ...


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It al depends on what sound you prefer/want to achieve. Acrylic shells sound different than wood but not it is not worse or better sound than wood shells. It is just a different sound; just like different kinds of woods - maple, birch, bubbinga, etc.- affect the fundamental pitch of a drum. And that is just one aspect of the "drum sound." Another aspect are ...


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I think it seems that you want to record the Alesis DM Lite through the Presonus audio interface then the interface to Auria


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here's one very simple observation from years of experience; it is very difficult considering the instrumentation of only guitar and drums, without a bass, this becomes a bit more difficult to play counter rhythm against the drums, sing and stay in tempo/time when it comes to more complex or syncopated rhythms. The bass tends to act as a mediator between the ...


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Cymbals use an alloy containing copper so they tarnish and corrode over time, even if they are not touched with sweaty fingers. Some drummers prefer tarnished cymbals, though I think it's more about (or entirely about) image than sound quality. One drawback to polishing your cymbals is that it will remove the black logo. If you do decide to polish them, ...


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You should try Vater's Fusion sticks (http://www.vater.com/#!/product/10) These have a longer shaft than most sticks and for thickness, they are between a 5A and 5B with a ball nylon tip. I find them to have the right balance for attack and speed.


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What I would say is, if you are looking to get drum lessons in the future, getting a Cajun maybe less beneficial than a practice pad and sticks. This is mainly due to the motion and muscle memory needed being slightly different. you may not benefit as much from practicing with a Cajun as you are using only your hands as opposed to the sticks needed for a ...


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You're asking about re-arranging the music and that is an artistic process, which no one else can tell you how to do precisely. If you're not sure where to begin, then: Learn to play the song that you want to re-arrange in the original style. Learn to play several songs in the style that you want to change the original song into. Get your beat going, then ...



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