Tweaking the electric drums setting is for everyone, whether one is a veteran or just starting out. And many have found the task to be overwhelming at best. The blog present four tips that anyone tweaking the drums on his computer would want to do right away. The first thing to note is that one should not ignore the factory sounds. They are the brain of the program and can help you. Even if one doesn’t want to use them, you can use them for monitoring. The author notes that when one has the right setup, headphones are not even needed because the factory setting will direct you. The next and second tip is to make sure that the virtual instrument knows what to expect. When transmitting drum data from a v-drum kit, the standard settings do not cut it. The notes are too few for you to express what you want. That is why you have to tell the virtual instrument in your DAW what to expect and the notes you need. The other two tips are in the blog.
- The factory sounds that come with an electronic drum kit can be useful for monitoring because they are free of latency.
- It is necessary to do some work to ensure your V-drum kit and virtual drum instrument are aligned with respect to sounds.
- The expressiveness of the hi-hat cymbal is a challenge to replicate, but most electronic drum virtual instruments have features that allow you to get as close to real sound as possible.
“Getting your electronic kit to ‘talk’ to your favorite virtual drum instrument in your DAW can be an overwhelming task to undertake.”