How to Hack Logic Pro X's Drummer to Use with Any Instrument

Logic X's Drummer is excellent at creating realistic drum patterns using the supplied kits. However, Bill Burgess shows how to take it to the next level and use it with any instrument!  

By any stretch, the Drummer Instrument in Logic X is an interesting breakthrough in Software Instruments. It generates reasonably convincing, albeit quite ordinary drum patterns and fills, synced to your track automatically. Magic! But, for many of us, Drummer is just a bit too close to GarageBand, and just a bit too far from music making. The story ends there. Or does it? Logic still has a few hidden backdoors and workarounds. It's one of the reasons I still find it interesting. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to hack Logic's Drummer, spank it around some, and use it with any software instrument.

Step 1 - Add a Drummer Track 

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Add a Drummer track to a new Logic session. Drummer defaults to Rock, with Kyle playing a SoCal drum kit, using the Half-Pipe preset. This is a perfect drum track! Perfectly and amazingly boring that is'

Bill Burgess went to Berklee College of Music on a Buddy Rich scholarship, where he studied Film Score and Performance. After 5 years as a touring musician, he opened one of a handful of recording studios in Los Angeles based upon a then unproven platform now known as Pro Tools. As a producer/engineer he recorded nearly 25 CD’s and h... Read More


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