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Member Since: Jan 12, 2006

Hi guys! right basically im after some advise regarding home recording with an electric drum kit, basically as much as you can give me, starting with the basics i.e. how!. Basically my drummer has recently bought an electric kit and i'm looking to hook it up (somehow) to my pc to start recording it, basically from what I understand it uses midi and each pad triggers a sound etc. Basically what do i need hardware wise for it to work, I only have a real basic soundcard and I assume I would need something better, if anyone has any advice or could redirect me to a website where I can find this info i'd be very greatful! thanks!


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Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 12, 2006 07:25 pm

you would tale the midi out of the kit and put that into the midi in of the soundcard. Then you could use softsynths to produce the drum sounds... or route the midi back out to the kit to record the kits sounds later.

Since: Jan 12, 2006

Jan 12, 2006 08:43 pm

thanks for the reply!
well for example i'll be using reason so I would just use it as a midi controller basically? let me know if i'm talking rubbish! also sound cards, any recommendations...well, cheap recomendations?

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 12, 2006 09:13 pm

yep, as a midi controller. That will allow you to change the sounds later.

Cheap soundcard recommendations will probably be in the $150 range... but if you only use midi you can get srarted with your soundblaster midiport as midi is just data. an actual audio interface will help with monitoring as they should have less noise in the signal.

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