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Learn How to Program Your Drums Creatively With Risa T

We’re back with another video tutorial from Risa T, this time focussing on how to program drums in Logic creatively.

Firing up her remix of Hoodboi’s ‘Glide‘ once again, the former Point Blank student pulls back the curtain on the techniques she uses to get her drums sounding so tight. Drums can play a crucial part in your song (dependant on what you’re making) as they can act as the glue which holds all of the elements together. Finely tuning your drums can make a big difference to how the final product sounds and feels so it’s important to get them right. If you’ve got your drums locked down but are in need of help with other elements in your music production, we’ve got you covered. We offer courses in Music Production & Sound Engineering, as well as DJing, Radio Broadcasting and more, and they’re taught by our industry professional tutors. Additionally, we have a ton of tutorials on our YouTube channel which are sure to get you inspired and tighten up your mixes. Watch our previous vocal remixing tutorial with Risa here and follow on below for our tips on polishing your drums.

During the video, Risa breaks down the different elements she used to build her beat and how she incorporated some of the original track’s percussion stems into the mix. To add new grooves to her preexisting loops Risa experiments with Logic Pro’s inbuilt swing feature and demonstrates how she adds subtle hits to add texture to her patterns. Automating your drum pitch is a great way to wrap up different phrases throughout your track and make sections flow seamlessly together – she’ll show you how to master the basics of this technique too and more. Keep up to date with Risa by following her Instagram, Soundcloud, and Twitter.

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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest tutorials from Point Blank.

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