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(@dogbite)
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I have ezdrummer. one would think with this arsenal I would be able to find a drum beat I can use in the tempo I want.
I will spend some time with the manual, but first I thought I ould check in here....anyone know if drum tempos can be speeded up. should I look in my recording software (Cubase Essential 4) or ezdrummer.??

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(@jwmartin)
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I have Addictive Drums and Reaper, so EZ may work differently. After I drag a stock beat into Reaper, if I change the BPM on the project, the drum track uses that tempo.

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(@dogbite)
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thanks man, I will try that....after the huge thunder storm goes away. there is a whopper just outside the city heading my way.
think I will unplug.

back on. the storm was very electrical, but no heavy winds.
I found the tempo dial. I can set the beats per minute to anything.
I opened Toontrack Solo and found the control panel there.
I think I can create a groove track there. name it and then send it to A recording project.
dunno. haven't gone that deep into recording as yet.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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What JW says. By cynsing it to the project tempo you can also do a lot of cool things, like gradually speeding up or slowing down the drums or radically change the tempo. The cool part is that all your other MIDI tracks will follow. So if you record piano at 120BPM all throughout you can set the project to 120[moving to]140 and the piano will slowly increase it's tempo to stay in beat. Finally, it allows you to quantize your MIDI tracks. It will take what imperfections your recordings have and autofix them into a perfect rhythm. Depending on the music that can be either a lifesaver or a track destroyer.


   
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(@dogbite)
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fantastic. I am slowly discovering these recording techniques.
thanks for the input.

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(@jeffster1)
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Yes, EZDrummer will sync with whatever tempo you have set when you drag/drop the groove into reaper. It's super easy once you get the hang of it and it really works well. Consider picking up some of the expansions too, I have the Drumkit from hell and it's awesome. EZDrummer is worth every penny, reaper too.


   
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(@dogbite)
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hey, thanks for the info. I am just getting started with ezdrummer. once I go through the process enough times it sticks in my head. what's that called? learning curve? :idea:

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(@jwmartin)
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hey, thanks for the info. I am just getting started with ezdrummer. once I go through the process enough times it sticks in my head. what's that called? learning curve? :idea:

It's called "teaching an old dog(bite) new tricks" :D

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(@jeffster1)
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Also I should add that most of the grooves etc that are in EZDrummer are grouped by time signature, and then tempo. So if you click "4/4" you should see the grooves grouped by tempo. What this means is that they will sound good in those specific tempo ranges. If you take a beat that was made for 80-110 BPM, and you run it at 160BPM it doesn't sound great, and vice versa.


   
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