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When Sampling a drum kit how many samples do u record?
Old 6th February 2009
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When Sampling a drum kit how many samples do u record?

I ask this because we recorded a bunch of drum tracks at my local studio and at the end of the session i went out for a smoke whilst the drummer and co-engineer were recording the samples and to my stoopidness i didnt bother to check how many samples they had recorded till i got home to my mixing setup and to my disbeleif saw they only recorded 3 samples per drum...i can live with this for most of the shells but not the snare! 1 out of the3 samples was usable! of course these samps were to be used for sample replacement and now i got to go through my library which i didnt want to have to do...as i wud of rather have the original snare samp so it blended nicley with the room mics.

so how many do u guys standardly record?
Old 6th February 2009
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Originally Posted by iamproof ➡️
I ask this because we recorded a bunch of drum tracks at my local studio and at the end of the session i went out for a smoke whilst the drummer and co-engineer were recording the samples and to my stoopidness i didnt bother to check how many samples they had recorded till i got home to my mixing setup and to my disbeleif saw they only recorded 3 samples per drum...i can live with this for most of the shells but not the snare! 1 out of the3 samples was usable! of course these samps were to be used for sample replacement and now i got to go through my library which i didnt want to have to do...as i wud of rather have the original snare samp so it blended nicley with the room mics.

so how many do u guys standardly record?
5 usually

Snare first, turn snares off, then rest of drums
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several hits on each, at maybe 3 different velocities - plus rimshots usually.
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey ➡️
several hits on each, at maybe 3 different velocities - plus rimshots usually.
Same here. I also have the drummer switch hands for a couple hits on the snare, just for good measure.
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Good thread. Here's how I do it:

I have 3 gog files: hard, med, and soft.

Hard gog: about 12 very similar sounding hits at hard rimshot velocities. These get used in the steady parts of the song. I don't use these on rolls. Sometimes on the flams.

Med gog: about 12 very similar sounding medium-soft rimshot velocities. These gets used on rolls, fills, flams, and any soft part of the song that doesn't need a full velocity hit.

Soft gog: about 5 or 6 soft hits, no rimshot. These get used on rolls and soft parts.

I record my drumagoged track and I toggle to the gog I need based on what the drummer is playing. Then consolidate and slide the track back to compensate for the latency.
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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interesting answers.... i like the gog idea.....i tend to use NI Battery and use the random sample selector between the samps. I'm guessing drumagog does this aswell.
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