by James Russell

Watch: 8 ways to humanize
your MIDI drums

Robotic rhythms? Give your programmed percussion
a human touch with product expert James Russell.

Drummers, with their seemingly supernatural sense of rhythm, tend to transition pretty easily to programming electronic beats. But you don’t need to be a perfect percussionist to get a great groove going. In this video, product expert James Russell provides eight simple tips you can put to use in your next track – from considering the limtations of a human player, to adding just enough sloppiness to shake off the mechanical vibes of metronomic MIDI programming.

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