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Tips & Techniques:Drums - Triggering a snare with drumagog the easy way.

we all have came across the problem that once you dial drumagog in and get the snare triggering to perfection, once a snare roll is played (espically a fast one and even more so in metal/death metal drumming styles) drumagog wont trigger it (and for obvious reasons).

well im here to tell you my method that works perfectly and quickly and i think you will love it.

most people will tell you to cut the snare rolls out and put them on another track and put a gog plug on it with different settings. the problem with that is, it takes too much time to cut out the rolls, and it eats up a track voice and then you have to deal with 2 snare tracks unless you buss them togther.

well here is how i do it.

first, put the drumagog plug on the snare track then create a new audio track. now buss the snare track with the gog plug on it to the new audio track and record enable it.

you need to treat the snare just like you would a guitar part. if the guitar player is tracking a part and he messes up what do you do? you punch him in on the part that he messed up on right? well now do the same thing with the snare.

set drumagog up on your snare track so that it is tracking as perfect as you can get it then hit record and sit back and let the song play through.

once the song has played through, go back and listen for the missed triggers, loop play that section and adjust drumagog so it tracks it perfect and just punch the snare in and that is it. takes 2 minutes and is way simpler than any other method i have tried.

note=i am using the ddrum pro triggers now and it works and triggers even better.

Contributors: mw, maskedman72
Created by maskedman72, 1st March 2008 at 03:56 AM
Last edited by mw, 27th March 2012 at 03:05 PM
Last comment by audioboffin on 30th May 2009 at 03:11 AM
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Old 27th June 2008
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I find automating drumagog a better solution
Old 30th May 2009
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If you are printing the drumagog's output on an audio track, don't forget to drag it back in time with the original drum track. Drumagog is great, but in hi-res mode has a pretty massive latency to overcome.

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