It continues to amaze me how far we’ve come with digital audio. It used to be if you need drums for your song, you’d have to record an actual drummer!
But nowadays with Logic’s Drummer, Drum Kit Designer, and 3rd party plug-ins, you can craft your perfect drum beat from your couch 🙂
Thanks to Drummer in particular, you can load enough drums for an entire song in a single click. Drummer provides the beats, and you go ahead and record along.
But once you’re done producing and recording, maybe you’d like more control over mixing your drums. Maybe you’d like to add EQ to the kick or send the snare to a different reverb.
But how do you do that? By default, Drummer, Drum Kit Designer, and other drum instruments load as a single track. There doesn’t seem to be a specific track for the kick, hi-hat, or anything else?
This is hands down *the* most popular question I receive from Logic Pro users. So it was high time I posted a dedicated video on the subject.
So if you’ve wondered how the heck to break open your drum tracks for individual control, today’s video is for you. Today we’ll explore how to:
- Split up Drummer/Drum Kit Designer tracks into individual tracks with Producer Kits
- Split up 3rd party plug-ins and even Logic’s own instrument plug-ins as Multi-Output Instruments
- Split up Pattern Regions on Drum Machine Designer tracks to their specific track lanes
Click the video above for all the details.
P.S. Noted in the video above, click here for how to mix and export individual drums from both EZ Drummer and Battery.