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One Man Metal Band: Part 2 • Importing the Drums Into Cubase and Setting Up Guitars

This article is part of the “One Man Metal Band” series

Tascam-US-800

Now that we have our drum beat exported to .wav file (See Part 1) it’s time to get it into Cubase. First we’re going to setup Cubase with the inputs and tracks we need for everything. When it comes to inputs this will be a little different for everyone based on what you are using. As I mentioned in Part 1 I’m using a Tascam US-800 which has 6 XLR -1/4″ combo inputs and phantom powerContinue reading One Man Metal Band: Part 2 • Importing the Drums Into Cubase and Setting Up Guitars

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One Man Metal Band: Part 1 • Build a Death Metal Drum Kit Free with LMMS

This article is part of the “One Man Metal Band” series

Hello weirdos, in this series I’m going to show you how to create a one man metal band. I’ll show you what software to get started with for drums and recording, building virtual drum sets the easy way, how to lay down tracks, and how to mix down and output for CD and the internet. Now this is not meant to be any kind of “this is the way you should do it” kind of tutorial, this will be more of a “this is the easiest, cheapest way to get started for beginners” kind of tutorial. I’m going to assume some basics like that you have a guitar, bass and microphone already and are at a minimum capable of structuring songs and playing at an intermediate level. Specifics in these areas are outside of the scope of this series. So, without anymore bullshit… let’s get started. Continue reading One Man Metal Band: Part 1 • Build a Death Metal Drum Kit Free with LMMS

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Drum beats are waiting

Well I went on a quest a few months back to replace a bunch of software I was using with open source versions that would accomplish what I needed without having to sacrifice too much in the way of features, ease of use, etc. Mainly I wanted to do this to see what kind of results could be accomplished with little to no money invested for software/hardware. Full disclosure: I am starting with a Line6 TonePort KB37 Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Keyboard hardware interface. This is a great piece of hardware that I’ve had for a long time that is a great all in one box. You can find this on eBay I’m sure or buy the new version for between $150-300. I also will be using my black 80’s BC Rich Mockingbird guitar and Peavy 5 String Grind Bass. So the title said “beats are waiting” what the fuck am I talking about you ask? Well…  Continue reading Drum beats are waiting