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Questions tagged [drum-kits]

A drum kit, drum set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.

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Replacement on Reaper for garageband's virtual drummer?

Recent versions of garageband have a "virtual drummer" that can "follow" a midi song and provide accompaniment in one of several styles (e.g., "rock", "pop", "reggae", ..), and with a 2-dimensional ...
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Do drum skins crack?

I am a keen drum player and have had my first drum skin crack. It was on a medium snare drum. The drum has been played for about 20 mins a day for the past 4 years. I had got the drum second hand and ...
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Record multiple mics on one line

Is there a way I can connect two or more headset microphones to a single jack to record drums?
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What type of cable does a hi-hat pedal use in Roland electronic drum kits?

A 2nd hand TD3 works great but the 'proper' cable for the hi-hat pedal is missing. We tried with a guitar lead but it only worked (intermittently) when inserted about half-way in. The other pads all ...
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E-drumkit recommendation for using with drum VST [closed]

I'm looking for an E-drumkit to be used with a drum VST (I'm using drum samples from NI's Komplete 11). Because I will be routing the midi data to my computer and use Komplete 11's samples, it is of ...
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Drum student - left handed

After several months, a drum student of mine still seems naturally to lead with the left, despite practising on a right handed set up kit. It was at my suggestion. I'm at the point where I'm ...
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Will changing old drum skins improve the sound even if they are not visibly worn?

I'm mainly a guitarist but also play the drums for my own needs. I've had the same drum set and the same skins on it for as long as I can remember ... the skins are at least 10 years old. I don't hit ...
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Repair cracked China cymbal? [duplicate]

My China cymbal cracked a little while ago and I tried to fix it by drilling holes into the ends of the crack to stop it from spreading through the cymbal, however this doesn't seem to have worked and ...
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Drums: kick drum substitute for practise at home

My daughter (7 yrs) has started playing drums and at school they have a full drum set (kick drum, snare drum, high hat, etc). To practise at home, she was given a snare drum. To me it seems she would ...
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What are the attachments used for on this bass drum?

Non-percussionist here. Questlove (The Roots’ drummer on Jimmy Fallon) has this colorful bass drum with some enhancements such as a separate, smaller drum (snare?) attached to the front and a hole ...
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How do I record sound from USB connected drumkit to a track using Reaper?

I have a cheap Alesis compact7 drum kit plugged in via USB to my computer. I followed the instructions here so my Midi Device is recognized and enabled for Input. I have also followed the subsequent ...
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What are the top 3 most desired drumming skills? [closed]

I often assume that speed is by far the most common desired skill for drummers. But then again, rudimental applications around the drum set seem to also be up there. For this reason, I'd like to see ...
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What's the purpose of a drum teacher in today's age?

We live in the information age. There is an endless supply of free educational content out there. In general, drummers are curious and determined people. So, when you combine determination, curiosity, ...
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How to notate a quick open and close hi-hat?

How do I notate a hit on the hi-hat where the drummer opens the hi-hat when the stick hits the cymbal and immediately closes it?
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Electric drum kit noise - cymbals only (Need advise to reduce noise)

I have read lots of posts about electric drum noise especially in apartments, but these posts relate to the kick drum the the thump sound either upwards or downwards. emphasized text I have ...
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Learning Drums in Ableton live - finger Drumming

I wanted to learn drums, finger drumming in Ableton live. I can have a sound track and a midi track with 808 or 909 kit loaded and I can play the sound clip and try to play the midi to match the same. ...
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Is it possible to add notes with inverted stems on the same beat in Guitar Pro 6

I am writing a drum-kit sheet and I would like to add two notes on the same beat with opposite stems like this and also And so far, I haven't found how to do it, I only get this kind of stuff :
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What is the most effective, structured way for an adult beginner to learn drums without a teacher?

I've wanted to play the drums since I was kid. I tried to learn when I was 11 but I lacked the psychological confidence to keep myself on it - my teacher at the time had learnt by banging on his ...
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Jazz Drumming - What is the drummer (Art Blakey) tapping on?

If you listen to Nica's Dream Art Blakey is tapping the cascara on something but I can't figure out what. The tapping is right at the start of the video linked above. It doesn't sound like the rim ...
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Difference between Rjct-T and Mask-T in electronic drum trigger settings — Millenium MPS 600

I have the Millenium MPS600 drum module. The manual is a bit poor in terms of detailed information about the trigger settings. From experimentation and looking at manuals ( ie it's own as well as ...
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Alesis DM Lite to Presonus 1818vsl

Is Alesis DM lite compatible to Presonus 1818vsl cuz I'm gonna use an app called Auria on iPad
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Is it a bad idea to mix lessons on acoustic, and practise on electronic multipad?

Is it a bad idea for a beginner level student who learns from her teacher, on acoustic drumkit, to then use an electronic multipad to practise on ? While decent acoustic drumkits are out of my budget ...
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Beginner drum, with very low budget - stainless steel, fiberglass, wooden drums?

Kindly note that I am not looking for specific product recommendation. All that I am looking for is specific "what to expect" if one buys the absolute el-cheapo (~$200), entry-level drum-kits, for ...
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How to play drums on keyboard?

I have a yamaha i455 and I have drum kits on that and i wanted to get some notations like C D E F, you know like play this sequence and this sequences I wanted to get some atleast 50 of them so that ...
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Specs for minimal quantity and quality of drumkit for child [closed]

Inspired by discussion at "It takes dedicated PARENTS to produce a good drummer" -- Tell me more What is the minimum needed, in terms of quantity and quality, when assembling a drumkit for ...
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What are the disadvantages of using an electronic drumset?

Motivated by Why might one want to record a drum accompaniment electronically without using regular or electronic drumheads and cymbals to drum on? What are the disadvantages of using an electronic ...
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Why might one want to record a drum accompaniment electronically without using regular or electronic drumheads and cymbals to drum on?

Motivated by How to determine fast if song has constant tempo I don't have physical drums. I'm producing the drums electronically via a software called FL Studio. That means that the tempo needs ...
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What is the name of the drum you wear on your back to play without your hands?

Is there a type of drum which is intended to be worn on your back and played "hands-free"? If so, what is it called? I know I've seen this several times in my life, and assumed it was not a custom ...
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Is it okay to stand on drumkit's kick?

I've seen in a few live concert, where people, especially the frontman, stand on the drumkit. Is it okay to stand there? Will the kick be broken? I'm specifically thinking of having a mic in front ...
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Choosing a V-Drum

I am beginner drummer and I need to buy a V-drum. What makes a good v-drum? What should I look for to avoid buying a bad v-drum?
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Is there different bass pedal sizes?

I'm new to drumming. I'm an electric guitar player who likes rock and heavy metal, and after playing drums in school and on my spare time in a "band", I'm planning to buy a Roland TD-11KV kit. I've ...
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Must one be born with a sense of rhythm to learn to play a drum set with both feet and both hands?

I am a semi pro musician (only because folks are generous enough to pay me to perform on occasion - not because of great talent) and can play guitar well enough to accompany my singing and play a ...
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Should I rest the bass drum beater on the skin or in air when playing a drum kit?

What approaches are there to how the bass drum beater should be placed when in rest when playing a drum kit? Should I let it bounce back freely and rest in air, or should I rest it on the skin?
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How does one improve on his/her drumming technique without owning a drumset?

Due to space constraints, I am unable to have a drumset at home. Going to a studio would be optimal but I take at least an hour to travel to the nearest drum studio. How else can I improve on my ...
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What to look (out) for when buying a (second-hand) electronic drum kit?

I'm a beginner drummer (only had 4 lessons so far) and I am thinking about buying an electronic drum kit. I've read this post and this post on buying a beginner drum kit, but both seem to be almost ...
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How does one compose fills and solos for the drumkit?

I keep hearing that rudiments are the building blocks of drumming. How do you create drum fills and solos out of rudiments? They say that solos and fills are made from rudiments. Are they ALL made ...
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How can I train myself to tap my foot without hitting something with my hands?

I'm trying to play a particular drum beat (specifically Godsmack's Bad Religion) and it basically goes like this 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 High Hat x x x x Snare x x x x ...
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Shedding two toms and still sound the same?

At some stage after the conclusion of the tour to support the Black Album Lars Ulrich shed two toms from his kit. I'm referring to the toms at chest level not the two floor toms which I think he's ...
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Cymbal rolls on electronic drums

I know that cymball rolls is a common issue on electronic drum kits. I tested different kits (Yamaha and Roland) and I can't achieve to create a good and smooth cymbal roll. The sound suffer of a '...
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Drum kit notation for crashes at section starts

What is the best way to notate crashes for drum kit, that happen only occasionally, while the rest of the rhythm pattern remains unchanged? Or only at the beginning of a section, but with the rest of ...
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Where are the bow, bell, and rim on a ride cymbal?

Hitting a ride cymbal on the bow, bell (dome/cup), and rim will produce different sounds. Bow Bell / Dome / Cup Rim Where exactly are the bow, bell, and rim on the RC, and when are they typically ...
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How do i differentiate a crash cymbal from a ride cymbal which looks so similar

Today I was practicing for a drum performance in school and I didn't know the positions of the crash cymbal and ride cymbal were different from the usual drum set up. I only realised the mistake ...
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Advice for choosing a beginner drum kit?

I am intersted in learning to play an instrument and drums are what i thnk i'd like most. I've have never played any instrument before, so i don't really know what to look for. I have a budget of up ...
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How to hit four notes in a single beat with 2 hands for drum

Sometimes when i am given a drum score , there will be four notes in a single beat , How do i hit four notes in a single beat given I only have 2 hands ??? The only way i know to hit 4 notes in a ...
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How to enhance a basic drum kit without buying

I am currently using a basic electronic drum set which looks something like this I would like to add a high mid tom & low mid top & high floor tom & splash cymbal to my set but the ...
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Silent drum warm-up exercises

In my brass band, we usually start rehearsals with a hymn tune to warm up. Hymn tunes make a good warm-up exercise, but not for the drummer: I usually have either tacet or long rests punctuated by ...
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Are kevlar straps on bass drum pedals reliable?

Most bass drum pedals connect to the beater cam via one or two chains, or, in the more expensive models, a moulded arm. Some models, like the Gibraltar Velocity 3311D use a kevlar strap instead of a ...
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How does one keep roto toms in tune?

Recently, I have been improving the layout of my drumset. One of the additions to my kit so far was a set of roto toms. I've noticed that every time I play on them, the lug nuts tune down slightly. ...
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Can old batter heads be used as resonant heads?

Is it possible to use old worn-out drum batter heads as resonant heads? I have a couple of heads that have dents in them, and are sounding pretty crap, and I'm wondering if it's worth using them as ...