I’ve gotta say, Drummer in Logic Pro never ceases to amaze me.
Drummer was first introduced with the original release of Logic Pro X back in 2013. And only now are plugin developers catching up to this amazing innovation…
9 years later.
Drummer is your virtual bandmate. At a moment’s notice Drummer can deliver an entire song’s worth of drum tracks. And they come with all the nuance and care of an actual drummer or beatmaker.
It’s so much better than writing drum beats one MIDI note at a time (like how it used to be!).
Of course Drummer might not match the vision you have for your songs right out of the gate. But that shouldn’t stop you from using Drummer.
In fact, Logic Pro provides many ways for you to customize your Drummer tracks.
So today I thought it would be fun to customize Drummer’s performance for a riff I wrote. Really digging into the weeds to nail that drum track I’m imagining.
- Editing Drummer quickly with the Drummer Editor
- Customizing Drummer performances with the Follow function
- Use Groove Tracks to further fine-tune fills and timing
- Split up Drummer regions to improve on Drummer results
- Dig into the actual Drummer MIDI data itself
Walking you through the actual choices I’d make to customize my own Drummer tracks. Check out the video above for the full walkthrough.
David henry says
Again, fantastic info Chris. Thank you.
Dave Arnatt says
Awesome Chris! As usual, learned a few things that others just do not find! One question about Drummer that has me very puzzled: how do you mix Drummer performance? Seems there are two options:
1. Leave “as is” with all the busing, reverb, etc in place
2. Remove all plug-ins and routing and set up new drum bus
The second option is what I have been doing but perhaps that just adds needless time and introduces my inexperienced methods. What do you do?
Really appreciate it!