#HitIt - The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums

Chris Nothdurfter has announced #HitIt – The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums, a new book that takes an exclusive look behind the scenes of modern music production.

Whether you are a bedroom warrior or a seasoned engineer – you will have to program drums at some point eventually. Chris started out as a songwriter and figured out how to make programmed drums sound as human as possible through experimenting as much as he could. Now, after years of successfully producing countless tracks in different genres he decided to pass on his knowledge.

Spanning over 154 pages and including 150 example grooves and fills this book will teach you everything you need to know about drum programming – from creating your first beat to programming complex fills for Pop, Rock, and Metal. Furthermore it covers ghost notes, side stick playing, Snare drum comping, Hi-hat barking, double Bass drum, and Blast beats.

In the “Humanizing” chapter you will learn what it takes to get the most out of your drum tracks and how to modify velocities and quantization to make them sound as natural as it gets.

All the examples in #HitIt – The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums are shown in a platform­independent way so that you can recreate them regardless of the drum software and DAW you use.

Along with the book you get access to a host of bonus resources such as additional chapters (“Odd time signatures” and “Mixing tips”), MIDI file download, discount on an upcoming drum programming video course, access to an online discussion group, and a full 30-day money-back guarantee.

Last but not least you’ll be eligible to enter the #HitItChallenge2014 drum programming competition for a chance to win one of three copies of Toontrack’s new EZdrummer 2.

#HitIt – The Ultimate Guide to Programming Drums is available for purchase for $24.99 USD. A free sample download, video trailers and additional information is available from the website.

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