Getting More Realistic Drum Triggers Part 1 – Use Your Own To Math Pitch Better

TerryBozziosDrums300.jpgDrum triggers have become a part of most productions whether you like it or not. In this series we will give you some advice on what you can do to make your drum triggers more in realistic. 

If you are unsatisfied with the your results with drum triggers, one of the first things to try is by getting the source of the trigger for the drumset you are working with. Many of the problems in mixes when using triggers that use a different snare drum than the one that recorded the song can stem from the fact that the trigger snare is tuned to a different note than the one played in the song. The two options you have is to get triggers from the drums you are recording or to tune the trigger to pitch of the snare that was recorded. Doing this can lead to a much easier time getting a realistic sound in your mix.

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