Design Your Own Drums In FM8 – Learn to design your own kick drums, claps and hats in under an hour

Having the opportunity to see someone else’s workflow in song creation can be priceless!
In this 4 part mini series, we see how to design drums in FM8.
In this 4 part micro course, our resident expert Jonny walks you through the steps of designing kick drums, hi hats, claps and percs!

Nice tutorials. FM8 is so powerful.

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The heart of a great groove is a solid drum kit

Hi Hats and Kicks

Videos 1 and 2 of this drum sound design series for FM8 focus on designing designing kick drums and hi hats. Not only that but you’ll learn how to control these sounds to shape them exactly as you want them to fit your productions.

  • Which Operators to use and why
  • How to design easily tweak-able drum sounds
  • Using envelopes tweak-able shape your drums
  • Create a flexible envelope system to generate your own patterns
  • Which effects to add to your drum sounds and why
  • Simple sound design choices to change characteristics of drums

Claps & Percussion

In videos 3 and 4 we’re going to take a look at creating snappy claps and some percussion sounds. You will be able to quickly customize each percussive sound to your specific needs, and of course the fact that your sounds are original will be a big difference maker.

  • How to shape your sounds with envelopes
  • Important tips for realistic drum design
  • Bring your clap to life with our EQ tips
  • How to make your own tuned percs such as tom’s
  • Creating rhythm with FM8′s effects

Micro Series for FM8

FM8′s strength is the incredible variety of tools at your disposal to bend, shape and sculpt sound.

As in many things in life, FM8′s strength is also its weakness.

There are almost TOO MANY choices in FM8. Even experienced producers can get stuck deciding which path to take…

That’s why our FM8 micro courses are so valuable. In under an hour you’ll learn how to design your own drums in FM8.

We enlisted the help of ace sound designer Jonny Strinati to teach this course.

Jonny is a veteran sound designer with experience producing sample libraries like “Tech House Sessions and “Deep House: NI Massive,” both of which hit #4 in the sales charts at major sample sites.

His original productions have been showcased or licensed by major players like Sony Playstation, MTV, Ministry of Sound and BBC Radio 1.

In other words, you are in the hands of a pro.

And this drum design in FM8 has been yet another great series by Jonny Strinati, who always delivers clear and concise lessons that are easily understood regardless of experience level with synthesis. Jump into this lesson now and improve your music today!

” thank you so much for these amazing videos, and detailed descriptions! They are amazing learning tools!

- B Washington