Turn out Amazing Beats like a Pro with Dr. Drum
Have you dreamed of making your own music?
Have you tried some of the cheap or even free beat making software that promises easy solutions to make you the star of your local club or the envy of your friends?
If you have you know that most of those crappy programs give you tiny keyboards with limited functions, limited sound recordings to choose from, all in low-quality MP3 files that have a weak, tin sound.
That’s not even the worst of it. Many of those free programs are loaded with viruses and Trojans that will destroy your computer.
Even if you manage to avoid a computer catastrophe, after you’ve fiddled with them as best you can, you get to save your files in MP3 that will get you laughed out of clubs and make your friends shake their heads. Nice try, but forget those dreams.
3 Powerful Programs in One:
Well, get ready to grab that dream and really make it happen. Dr. Drum is a powerful 3 element program that will turn you into a real producer. It comes with an intricate drum program that has dozens of kits to choose from to create the perfect sound. Each kit has a 12-pad set and is easy to use, and you can import your own beats to the program too.
Along with the beats, you can back up your live music or import fresh music to the program and combine it with the beats, or make your own right there with the 4-octave keyboard that can recreate any instrument and also includes FX to add depth and fun to your recordings.
The next step is to create polished, edited tracks on the 16-track synthesizer included with your Dr. Drum Beat Making software. This is the same kind of sound board you would find in a professional studio. It lets you adjust volume, tone, pan or mute individual tracks or alter master volume on all tracks at once.
You can copy one or several tracks and duplicate them, delete or adjust them as needed, all in a simple one-click process. You can change sounds and patters in just a couple clicks, it’s all as simple as can be, and you get detailed video tutorials to help guide you so you will be making awesome music right from the start.
Be a Star with Dr. Drum:
Whatever your reason for making music, whether it is to have fun with your friends or become a professional DJ, or even sell tracks to producers, the Dr. Drum Beat Making software makes it all happen.
How much could this all cost? After all, it turns out studio quality 44.1 stereo 16bit PCM .wav files that are suitable for any type of professional production.
Hold on to your seat, this beat won’t break you. You can get it for a limited time for less money than a nice dinner for two. Don’t wait, find out how easy it is to make your friends jealous and turn out beats like a pro with Dr. Drum.
Get the quality you want and produce music that will make you proud. You can use the powerful combination of programs included in your Dr. Drum Beat Making studio software to make professional music from scratch.
The backbone of any music is the beat. Dr. Drum creates amazing, pulsating beats in any style.
You have an incredible selection of drum kits to choose from, each with a full 12-pad setup so you can create your own or choose from a huge database of thundering, heart-pounding sounds all mastered exclusively for Dr. Drum to help you show your talents to the world.
Along with the ability to create every beat you could possibly imagine directly in the Dr. Drum Digital Beat Making software, you can also import your own live drum sounds and create samples or full-tracks ready for editing in the powerful Dr. Drum software.
With Dr. Drum you can create sounds in several different ways. You can import your original sounds from your own instruments or vocal tracks right to the program and blend them together for professional quality results. You can also use the thousands of samples available to you to mix, cut and create original music.
The samples that come with Dr. Drum aren’t the crappy MP3 quality samples you get from other beat programs, they are professional sounds made with real musicians on top of the line equipment and turned into studio quality files for your use.
Instead of using cheap products that give you samples that sound like they were made on a cell phone keypad, you get rich, vibrant sounds that you can use to create your music that will stand up in any club or that you can sell to producers and start earning a living in the field you were born to be in.
Yes, Dr. Drum is just that good, and it will make you sound that good too.
Finally, when you want to create your own original sounds you can use the drum kit, along with a full 4-octave keyboard and create every instrument you will ever need to make your music. The Dr. Drum keyboard produces instruments like guitar, synth, strings, sax, and of course piano and organ along with tons of FX to bend and shape your notes.
You can even import your own sound and use Dr. Drum to scan it for a particular note or sequence. This is a unique feature that you will only find on Dr. Drum. It can also take your chosen note and recreate it in each octave so you can fit it to where you need it.
Putting it All Together—The Sequencer:
So, you’ve got all the sound you’ve been dying to create ready to mix—now what? You’re all set up, and ready to turn your tracks into perfectly mastered masterpieces with the 16-track sequencer included in your Dr. Drum program. This is the most powerful tool you’ll ever use.
You could spend thousands of dollars to buy the equipment and take up an entire room in your house, or you could spend a fortune to rent a professional studio with the equipment you’ll need for a few hours hoping to capture everything you need in one short session… or you can have it all the time, anytime you want it, in the space it takes to hold your computer.
You’ll be able to master the complicated digital sequencer immediately with the help of on-screen guides and video tutorials. Right from the start you’ll be producing fully-integrated and professionally edited tracks ready for listening on any level.
You can even upload your finished tracks directly to YouTube right from the Dr. Drum software. Don’t hesitate, get started now and be a pro in no time.
Do you have a talent for music, but feel thwarted by the high cost of equipment.
Need to back up your instruments with a riveting beat to tie it all together? Or do you just want to amaze your friends and throw great parties while being your own D.J. Whatever your reason, Dr. Drum is the means to making great music right in your own home—from a simple bedroom or home studio.
You don’t have to be a professional to sound like one, and you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips.
Getting Started with Dr. Drum:
All you need is your computer and the Dr. Drum digital beat maker and you are on your way to studio sound quality and riveting beats. So what makes Dr. Drum better than any other beat making program online today? The list is long, but the biggest advantage is quality. When you produce beats, no matter what your need for them is, you need realistic sounding beats that you can mold to create originality.
Dr. Drum goes a step beyond other beat makers by using professional quality, real tracks, not MP3s to produce the sounds you use to make your own beats. The program is easy to use, but produces complicated results. This isn’t a lightweight program, but you won’t have to be a rocket scientist, or even a professional musician to produce great tracks.
Everything You Need for Powerful Tracks All in One Package:
If you play an instrument and need to back it with powerful rhythm to make it all come together, Dr. Drum will do it in a big way, but you get even more than that.
Want to produce entire soundtracks without buying expensive keyboards or strings? Get it all right at your fingertips. Dr. Drum comes with a four scale keyboard to give you the powerful sound you hear in your head without spending thousands on equipment or even years of your time practicing. With Dr. Drum you get:
– Complete video tutorials
– Import ability to add your own creations to the tracks
– 4 Octave keyboard to create real music right on your computer
– Export to high-quality 44.1 Sterio .wav file
– Alter sound levels on each track individually
– Alter “pan effect” on each track
– Alter frequency and Ifo to make step beats and other awesome effects
– Works on both PC and Mac machines
– Multiple editing screens
– A free “Sell your beats” report included
Dr. Drum is so easy to use that you can be making beats and creating riveting music right from the first day you use it.
Make your parties jump with exciting beats, or create those songs you could only hope to produce on your own. You don’t need a band, or have to be able to play multiple instruments, all you need is Dr. Drum.
Can you really make money in music today? Certainly, and the industry is ripe with examples of rags to riches stories of talented individuals who create their music and turn it into the life they dream of.
But how do you do it without having tons of money to spend on production or lots of people to play the instruments for you? Well, you can wait, save, hope and pray for a miracle, or you can create your own miracle with Dr. Drum.
This is true whether you aspire to produce elegant opera, head-banging rock, juicy jazz tracks or pulsating rap beats. Dr. Drum can give you the power to create your music, your way, in any genre.
How Does Dr. Drum Give You the Power to Create?
Dr. Drum isn’t just a beat program. It has everything you need to make those pulsing, pounding, bangin’ beats, but it is so much more. Dr. Drum has a complete music studio and delivers it to you right on your PC or Mac. Along with a beat kit that includes multiple kits each with 12-pad sound production, it also has a 4-octave keyboard that can produce dozens of instruments and special effects to make music really sing.
Along with those two powerful music creation programs that give you huge databases of sounds and beats and the power to also import your own sounds directly to the program for editing, or even recreating them in different pitches, Dr. Drum has a recording studio quality 16-track sequencer that puts the editing power of the pros at your touch.
Quality In/Quality Beat Out:
Of course, any musician knows that the quality that goes in to the tracks is only as important as the quality that comes out. Most beat programs export your sounds as cheap, hollow sounding MP3 files that may make grandma smile, but get you the boot at clubs and make industry pros laugh in your face. Dr. Drum exports the tracks you work hard to create as professional quality 44.1 stereo 16 bit PCM .wav format.
You get all of this in a package that is easy to use and will have you turning out perfectly edited tracks from the very first day you start. Dr. Drum could cost hundreds of dollars. It is as powerful as any professional editing software, but you don’t need a college degree or years of engineering experience to use it, and for a limited time, it is available for a fraction of the cost of the best beat making software in the industry.
For less than the cost of a meal for two, you could be making music and making your dreams come true as a professional in the music industry.
Piano practice can be fun too!
Most people don’t really want to ‘learn’ to play the piano or ‘practice’ the piano, they just want to ‘play’ piano. ‘Play’ sounds like fun, ‘practice’ sounds like a chore. We get this image from childhood – some kid stuck indoors ‘practicing’ scales while all the other kids are outside the window ‘playing’.
So, first thing we need to do is to see our piano practice in a new light. See it as a way of accelerating the learning process so that SOON you’ll be able to ‘play’ piano and play it well. If you don’t practice and you just play old familiar tunes you move rather slowly. Yes, you’ll get better at playing those old familiar tunes but technically you won’t be pushing yourself to greater heights.
Proper, structured piano practice helps you stride forwards. I say ‘proper’ because a lot of people have an idea that practice IS just playing songs over and over. Practice needs to involve unchartered territory. The golden rule is – ‘practice what you CAN’T play, not what you CAN play’.
First of all, work out what you want to achieve. Do you just want to know all your chords without thinking about how they are formed – then work out a practice routine that leads to that goal. Maybe you want to learn about inversions or chord substitution – again, make the practice fit the goal.
Split your practice session into two halves. In the first half play the difficult stuff – your mind is sharper to begin with – then reward yourself with some enjoyable but reasonably difficult tunes. Make sure you are comfortable. Many a bad back has happened because of a bad piano stool at the wrong height. Make sure your piano is in tune. If you don’t have a good piano and are serious about learning GO BUY A GOOD ONE.
Every fifteen minutes stretch your arms and shoulders and roll your neck to combat stiffness. Check out some Yoga exercises for shoulders and back.
Follow the 3 times daily rule. Repetition in practice is ESSENTIAL. If you find something particularly difficult make sure you practice it at least 3 times every day. Don’t worry if it takes months to master – you’ll get there.
Don’t play for the neighbours. Practice piano at a time when you don’t care who is listening so that you can make lot’s of mistakes and play things over and over. Organise your piano music carefully – don’t keep it in a heap where you keep playing the ones on top. If you download sheet music put it in a folder. Have plenty of shelves near the piano. Be realistic – I truly believe that anyone can learn piano and learn it to an enjoyable level but no two people are alike – some are more ‘naturally’ gifted than others. If you have an average ability then it’s all down to practice. The more you practice the more you learn.
Now and then, practice with your eyes closed – or don’t look at the keys – this really sharpens you up. Organise your life so that practice is possible (this where Mindfulness comes in). Too many people think they don’t have time to practice when really they just haven’t found the time. How long should you practice – that’s up to what you want to achieve. You don’t have to be a concert pianist. Even if you just play for yourself just enjoy that. The archer who’s mind is on the prize cannot stay focussed on the target. Accept the bad days when it seems like you can’t play a note. Sometimes it’s better to walk away. So remember that ‘playing’ piano and ‘practicing’ piano are different. Which do you do? Aim for a bit of both.
My Digital Music Recording and Production
The Digital Renaissance
From the perspective of modern technology with its personal computers continually rising in processing power and an increasingly vast array of well-budgeted music software and hardware to choose from, it can be said that it has never been easier to make music.
Whether you are a professional with aspirations to climb dizzy heights and achieve multimillion sales with award winning projects, or just an amateur looking for a bit of fun, it cannot be denied that there is a lot of creative opportunity available using the desktop computer to handle you musical input. Long gone are the days when extensive multi-track recording was reserved for those connected to the industry with its strictly commercial setup or for people well off enough to afford the expensive equipment.
Nowadays, in conjunction with your computer, a relatively cheap virtual recording studio software package like Steinberg’s Cubase or Pro Tools which has all the features of multi-track recording, a few instruments such as a midi controller keyboard, a guitar and a microphone and your all set up potentially to make some really good music: Basically, it’s all down to dogged-determination, enthusiasm and ability!
Who am I?
-Someone who has been making and recording rock and pop music for a hell of a long time! I have my own virtual recording studio set up and have written, performed on and produced some 16 CD’s to my name. I have also produced other artists in my long and varied repertoire. However, in the early days I never thought I would end up with having that much of an involvement with music in the recording studio.
Some twenty-odd years ago I had been in and out of bands. Then I decided to go solo. I had a head full of ideas and a handful of songs I wanted to record. The choice of doing it all on my own seemed quite practical to me at the time: It would save money employing other musicians and prevent endless rehearsal hours of trying to get across what I wanted and how to do it, when I could achieve this much quicker on my own.
…Well, so much for that nice little theory! Using the words of the immortal bard, what actually happened in practice was a comedy of errors! It took me over two years to finally come up with an album’s worth of my own material.
It had taken such a long time because I had made just about every mistake imaginable during the making (well, it felt like that!). I may tell you more about those mistakes later, with the hope that you don’t make them. It has to be remembered, in those days there was no such thing as computerised recording. It was not even a mere twinkle.
It was a time when the boundary between musicians and non-musicians was a lot less grey: None of this copy, cut and paste sound sampling that you get today from software packages such as Rebirth and Fruity Loops where anyone can have a go. There was no such thing as a controller keyboard linked up to a personal computer where a knowledge or experience of having played is not essential, or midi programming with all its time and money saving implications.
For example, these days I find it a wonderful thing that by using the midi there is no need to have to tune or mic up drums or go through hours and hours of rehearsal and take after take with the drummer to get what is considered to be right for the production. Or even have to call the whole rhythm section back a few days after because a flaw was found in the timing of the whole thing (I’ve been there and done that!). Nowadays the right sound samples and the necessary clicks of the mouse or operations via the keyboard can get the whole software-editing job done relatively quickly to my liking.
Nor was it a time when digital multi-track processing was used where signal-to-noise-ratio was not a problem. No, it was a problem then with analogue reel-to-reel tape recorders. Especially when a high number of tracks, not to mention the cost incurred through having to use a suitable Dolby noise reduction system. If you ever get the chance, ask someone to take off the Dolby on a 24-track tape machine so that you can hear how much hiss nose it makes.
However, in spite of my shortcomings, I still carried on in the same determined way. Which leads me to one piece of advice I can give loud and clearly: Never give up. From a philosophical point of view, I have learned those mistakes, incompetence, disappointments, shortcomings or anything suchlike are events that can be seen as opportunities!
Sometimes when we are in the morass related to these things, we fail to see the big picture: those undesirable circumstances are platforms for learning, growth and achievement in disguise. -This is how it has been many times for me in music and recording.
From those early days on I did progress, slowly but surely. In a way I was glad to have been around in that era, since I can appreciate the transition from the old analogue set up: reel to reel tape recorders, mixing desks, the multitude of effects racks, echo machines, harmonisers …to the digital technology of today, having gained a broader perspective on how to approach a production and have a greater instinct in knowing how to put music together.
For me, it is this intangible instinct that I treasure the most in all the things I have gained through learning.
I realize also, apart from there being a whole number of different and alternative ways to getting the same task done, that with music being the creative process it is, it may not be appropriate at times to be governed by rigid laws and dogma on how to go about things. For example, today’s offbeat may be tomorrow’s convention. So, from this point of view I realize that many things are not set in stone; take an open minded approach at all times.
Above all have lots of fun!
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