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  1. Sorry, perhaps I'm not being clear enough. Ive drummed before, and though not an expert, I have no problem at making beats. I need to know the bet technique for actually making electronic drum beats, midi drums, i dont know what to call them, in Sonar X3. I do not know a good way, and was hoping for some tips and suggestions to get me started. Im new to creating electronic music with samples and these types of programs like Sonar, but am a seasoned musician.

  2. Is it how to compose the drum parts or how to use drums in Sonar that you want to know? Composing drums in Sonar is, like, EXACTLY my specialty. Mixing/mastering/producing drum parts, on the other hand, is not my specialty.

    Using drums in Sonar would be the best case scenario for me, as I already own Sonar, so that's perfect!

  3. Electronic, as in electronic-sounding, or electronically-processed? By electronic-sounding, I mean for electronic-centric music, and that may include Roland TR samples, for example, but by electronically-processed, I mean anything involving drum samples used in a DAW, even acoustic ones.

    Assuming you mean how to get started with writing electronic-sounding drums, http://goldbaby.co.nz/ has some great, well-polished drum samples for electro, hip-hop, and other electronic-centric genres that you can use right out of the box and/or layer to get meatier results.

    If you mean how to write acoustic drum rhythms, then you may want to watch videos of

    and getting an idea of their tendencies for variation and flow.

    I think

    helps on writing drum rhythms in general, whatever type of drums they are.

    Electronically-processed drums is what I'm after, thanks for your reply

  4. Hello all. I couldn't find a more suitable section to post this question in, so here goes.

    As the title states, I have no idea what the best way to do drums is. I am a guitar player of almost 25 years experience. Written so many songs of different styles, but have no electronic musical experience.

    I currently own Sonar X3, and barely know how to use it. The main thing that concerns me however, is Drums. I think I can figure out many things through tutorials, but there seems to be such a wide array of ways and applications to create drums, that I'd rather ask the experts whose music I listen to. Any external applications, Sonar upgrades and techniques are welcome. Links to preferred tutorials are also welcome.

    I appreciate any feedback :)

  5. Hello all. I'm a song-writing guitarist who is used to tracking his songs with a mic. I'll long-loved video game music and wish to get into remixes, and some original, digital compositions.

    What software do you all recommend, and for what are they used? I'm use once I get my hands on the proper software and pointed in the right direction, with some time and patience I could learn to do pretty well.

    Thanks for any advice you can give :)

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