Learning to become a drum programmer so I can put drum tracks for my songs…

For a long while now, I’ve been learning how to become a drum programmer so I can learn how to put drum tracks behind my songs. Sometime in the future, I’m going to start making full band rock n’ roll songs and I want to do it all myself. Create my own backing tracks for my original music.

In order to be good with drum programming and all that stuff, you gotta have a good sense of rhythm and timing. I’m still learning and practicing all that too. Being good with the metronome or a click track is very important. If you want to be looked at as a real “musician”, gotta have a good sense of timing if you want people to take you seriously and I’m working on that.

In software like Garageband and Mixcraft, they have a digital drum set on them and I’m just practicing drum programming by using those for now. Sometime in the future, though, I plan on buying “EZ Drummer Toon Track” software which will be about $150 and I’m planning on buying one of those MIDI Drum pad machines too. You know those MIDI Drum pad gadgets where you push these large buttons to make drum sounds with, I’m gonna get one of those someday. That’s why I got an audio interface with a MIDI input on it so I can do MIDI stuff with the DAW.

Yeah, I really want to make my own full band rock n’ roll music and I’m doing all I can to get there. Just taking my slow time, ya know?

I’m also planning on writing full band acoustic ballads too ’cause with the power of MIDI instruments, I can also add orchestration, strings and other types of instruments which is what I want. I love writing and singing slower ballads so I’m not always gonna write hard rock songs. I like mixing it up.

Yeah, I will be writing original music again pretty soon ’cause I’ve been messing with some stuff and coming up with ideas.

People always ask me, “We haven’t heard anything new from you in a long while? Why?”

Well, the truth is, I only write when inspiration hits me. When songs come, they come. If they don’t, they don’t. I just write whenever, ya know? A lot lately, I’ve been spending more time learning cover songs than writing originals so I’m always playing. I’m itching for new originals myself and want to get new songs out.

When I’m writing originals, I’m always looking for ways to improve and get better than my last batch of songs. So you can expect my upcoming songs to be way different than my older stuff.

Kev

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