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    I am very likely just not good at using Session Drummer 3

    It has countless drumkits and a huge array of drums that you can mix and match and yet, I am not happy with any of them. The individual wav files sound great in the browser but when you put them in the kit, I am not saying they sound different to the browser, they just dont sound "real" enough. I was shamed by a young kid the other day who created a backing track in Garage Band using the drums that come with that and I thought Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) was in the room with us. I was floored by that.

    Is it me or is there simply a better option for drums in Sonar X1?

    If it IS me, I would appreciate suggestions on how to improve

    This is my latest recording which is mostly real guitars with some synthed instruments here and there. The drums are Session Drummer 3 and the best I could do with it. I am not exactly happy with it

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    I have trouble with session drummer. So I bought a drum set and am learning to play. Seems much easier
    Wow, now I feel really stupid. Thanks.

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    I have a drumkit too but drumming isn't my strong point, any more than playing violins or pianos but I use those in my mixes. At least I play guitar and bass and do my own singing

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    I like the real instruments better anyway. My pathetic drumming gets me by until I get a real drummer in the studio to re-track the track.
    Wow, now I feel really stupid. Thanks.

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    It's probably my fault for not explaining what I was asking... putting together a drum track isnt hard, I just wanted a better sounding drum vst than SessionDrummer

    If SD is the best fine, its just me. But I have heard some awesome stuff that didnt come from SD and wondered what everyone was using?

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    I can't even put together a decent drum track with session drummer. Tried using a midi controller, and that didn't work to well either ;(
    Wow, now I feel really stupid. Thanks.

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    Easy enough to put a track together with the sequencer, I just dont like a lot of the kits

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    Yeah, I open the sequencer, start the track, press midi controller in rythem to track.....when I play back it sounds like I kept pressing buttons. No pauses.....Tried reading up on it...boring....more fun banging on real drums......
    Wow, now I feel really stupid. Thanks.

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    Guitar Legend -

    I can't say much about your opinion of the kits with SD3 (personally, I like them), but I have put a few kits together using Sonar's Audio Snap and get pretty decent results when the default kits will not do. After listening to your song example and I think you need to work the velocities of the individual drum pieces. If you go to Cakwalk's Sonar University's Master Class for an example on mixing drums with SD3. Think more like a drummer and take full advantage of the tools that come with Sonar. You may be surprised of the results!

    Keep at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicevursa View Post
    Guitar Legend -

    I can't say much about your opinion of the kits with SD3 (personally, I like them), but I have put a few kits together using Sonar's Audio Snap and get pretty decent results when the default kits will not do. After listening to your song example and I think you need to work the velocities of the individual drum pieces. If you go to Cakwalk's Sonar University's Master Class for an example on mixing drums with SD3. Think more like a drummer and take full advantage of the tools that come with Sonar. You may be surprised of the results!

    Keep at it!

    Vice...
    Thanks for your input. I didnt have too much of a problem with the sound of the kits until I heard what someone pulled out of Garage Band. I love Sonar X1 (just upgraded to Expanded) and not inclined to change to anything else but when I do recordings with synth drum backing (sometimes I play the real thing but my expertise on tuning drums is not up there and my Yamaha Stage Custom albeit with Sabian cymbals doesnt sound as sweet as it might) I get compaints about the artificial sound. I KNOW its me, thats why I started this thread and need info like you gave to get around it.

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