Originally Posted by jimjames29
i obviously care or i wouldnt have asked? we use an electric kit cause we all work and get a few hours to jam after , we record our IDEAS . but now we are noticing the kit doesnt sound the way we want it , so i was curious if you could edit it
You can perhaps find better samples, you can try some mixing tricks- small room ambiences for example, you can overdub real cymbals
- all will help, but IMO you will have to do a LOT of work to make it sound "real" if that is what you are after.
In a recent thread, someone posted 6 drum tracks and asked us to guess which ones were real drums and which ones were sampled kits. I thought they all sounded like samples, I said so, and of course I was correct. The poster seemed surprised because, to him, a little bit of reverb or some velocity-layering was 'convincing'. But to others it was obvious.
Recording your ideas when you are short for time is what such E-kits are FOR, IMO.
Now that you have your ideas, and you want to make a good-sounding
recording, slow down and spend some time micing up a real kit and record at least a song or two like that. Experiment. Try it yourself instead of relying on internet advice about which is more 'real'.
It's just my internet opinion
, but I bet it will sound like a 'real kit' from the get-go and if you are missing
the consistency of the samples you can always trigger them back in with one of those replacement programs.