Today I’ve gotta draw a line in the sand in the world of DAWs. No one has to agree with me. But I can’t see how anyone could disagree:
Logic’s Drummer has to be one of the most groundbreaking innovations to ever happen to digital audio. I mean, the Audio hall of fame has to look like something like:
- Digital Audio is born
I’m sure there are some other major innovations worth celebrating. But those are the first ones to come to my mind 😉
The Logic team introduced us to Logan, Magnus, Dez, and the rest of the gang back in 2013. And at first glance Drummer seemed kinda, well, hokey.
Virtual “musicians” with “personalities” and “styles” who can replace an actual, living drummer? Please!
But it turned out that Drummer wasn’t just a collection of drum loops. Oh no. Drummer is so much more than that.
Drummer populates your Projects with drum performances that you can adapt and evolve on the fly to meet your creative vision.
Whether you need:
- Rock Drummers ranging from Punk to Britpop
- Alternative Drummers ranging from Garage Rock to Synthpop
- Songwriter Drummers ranging from Roots Brush to Pop Songwriter
- R&B Drummers ranging from Neo-Soul to Modern Motown
- Electronic Drummers ranging from Dubstep to Tech House
- Hip Hop Drummers ranging from Trap to Boom Bap
- Percussion Drummers ranging from Latin Percussion to Pop Percussion
You can load up a Drummer Track into your song, pick a genre, and then adapt the performance with the Drummer Editor.
And not only that, Drummer can follow the performance of the tracks you’ve already recorded. Meaning Drummer can distinguish important transients and moments in your music. And play more meaningful with your song!
Its nuts. And since Drummer’s release 7 years ago, Logic Pro X is still the only DAW to offer anything like Drummer.
So today’s video is a primer all about how to use Drummer.