How To Use Virtual Drummer In Logic Pro X [VIDEO]

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Today I’m going to show you how I get started when recording a new song in Logic Pro X.

The first thing I do is add a new virtual drummer track. In Logic X, the virtual drums are easily customizable. It’s addicting how easy it is.

Virtual drummer will automatically add fills at the end of phrases. It sounds very natural.

While I don’t think it’s a complete replacement for a “real” drummer, virtual drums in Logic is pretty darn good.

My last album was ALL virtual drummer. Check it out here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-beginnings/id1107254387.

I was pleased with the way the drums turned out and the quality of the sampled drums that Apple used is excellent.

This is not an Apple Logic Pro X commercial… although I think you can’t beat the product for the price.

With that said, as much as I like the drums from Logic X, it only gets you to maybe 95% of what drums could be. Yes, that’s really close. Add a human to get the extra 5%.

The truth is, for most people 95% is more than enough and sounds better than tons of drum tracks heard across the radio and internet today.

In this video I step through the initial project creation and setting up the drums for 2 parts of a new song of mine. I record guitars and tweak the drums to get the feel I was looking for.

I used a MusicMan Ernie Ball John Petrucci with Scuffham Amps S-Gear virtual guitar amps… and Logic Pro X of course.

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