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How to use the EXS24 Sampler & Load Your Own Drum Sounds into Logic Pro X

teacher avatar Joseph Evans, Make Better Music Now: Follow Me

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4 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction Load Your Own Drum Samples into Logic Pro X

    • 2. Getting Started EXS24 Sampler

    • 3. How to Load Drum Samples Into Logic Pro X and Create Custom Kits

    • 4. Thank You & Class Project Load Your own Drum Samples in Logic Pro X and Create Custom Drum Kits

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About This Class

If you can't stand Logic Pro X's stock drum sounds and would like to learn how to load your own custom drum samples or sounds then you are in the right place!

In this class you will learn:

  • How to use the EXS24 Sampler
  • How to load your own drum samples into Logic Pro X
  • How to map your samples in the EXS24 Sampler
  • How to create and save your own custom drum kits in Logic Pro X
  • And how to quickly load your custom kits for later use!

Imagine being able to create industry quality beats at will. You will be able to do this when you stop using Logic Pro X's stock drum sounds and learn how to create your own custom drum kits!

Learn music production from someone who actively produces music! 

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1. Introduction Load Your Own Drum Samples into Logic Pro X: be making basis. Hey, what's going on? My name is Joseph Evans. I'm a music producer. But doing it for several years and in this class I'm gonna show you step by step, how to load your own drum samples into logic protein and create custom kits. That's right. So if you are looking to learn how to take some drum samples E that you got free online where that you pay for online and load him into lively protein and this is the class for you, we're gonna be using the E S X 24 sampler, which is a stock sampler that you can get. That's already ECM, including in the program. You use it for free. You don't have to buy anything or do anything like that. I'm gonna show you how to load the samples in mapping mouth, meaning lay amount on the keyboard so that you know, at any point time you want to use your kid, you can pull it up and everything is exactly how you want it. So roll in this class I see on the side, I want you to go ahead and reliever review after you do that. And if you're a premium member, man. You'll have access to all of my video courses, so please make sure you take advantage of skill shares premium membership if you haven't already. The link is also in the bio of this particular class. And keep in mind also that I'm available for questions if you have them. I used to get back within 24 hours or less a lot of times, but like I said, I want to invite you into this course. It's not about trying to do this big lecture style, whatever. I'm a producer just like you've been doing it for several several years again, like I said, and I look forward to seeing you in a court so peace. 2. Getting Started EXS24 Sampler: be making basis. Alright, guys. So welcome to this course. Basically, where we're gonna be doing is going over how to create your own drum kit using the E X s 24 sampler and logic protein. Okay, so the first thing you're gonna want to do it actually create an instrument track. So you go over here to the plus sign, create this instrument track, Push, create. All right. Now, after you do that, you want to make sure that you have inspector your inspector window open. So click on this I right here, and what you're going to do is actually come down here right under Midi Effects and click there and go down to the E. X s 24 sampler. Now, when it comes to loading your own drum sounds into their and creating a known customized kid, I recommend doing that in mono. The reason wise because you don't want a kick drum coming out in stereo or snare coming out of scenario or hi hats coming out of stereo for panning issues. So I usually tell, you know, go ahead and go with mono, so click there, right. And the next thing you're gonna do is go ahead and click on edit. All right. And once you click on edit, this window's gonna pop up. And this is your E. X s 24 sampler. All right, so this is the first thing that you want to do Is preparing to load your own samples and create your own kit is go ahead and open up this sampler in the next video. We're gonna actually lows themselves and customize everything and pretty much go to that process. So thank you for watching this first initial video. I'll see you in the next lecture. 3. How to Load Drum Samples Into Logic Pro X and Create Custom Kits: be making basis. Now that we have our sampler open and ready to go, I'm gonna be showing how to basically load the samples in and say them into an actual drum sample or a drum kit. All right, so let's jump into it. So everything here is pretty straightforward. You're gonna be loading your samples into this area audio foul section. All right, So what you want to do is go to wherever you have your samples on your computer, all right? For me. I put him in the Macintosh HD doc. And as you can see right here, the reason why I did that is because I've had problems before. Like, say, if I put him like, external hard drive or whatever finding them, Um, after you say, if you pull your your song up, you know, in a few months later, and you're like, OK, snap, you know, your whole project gets messed up. So I put I put all my samples in the place where I can easily find him, and somewhere where they will be there for good. Okay, so I put him there. So what I'll do is I'll go find the drum kit that I want to work with. And so the next thing you want to do is you can instead of clicking like having it in list form, always go ahead and slicked it selected here. Ah, would to cover flow. OK, and this makes it a lot easier to see everything that's going on for me. Personally, I have this junk, Gianni Giuliano, Holy Grail kid. Here. And so what we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and load this in here now. You don't want to just take the photo and put it in there, although you can do that. But see how kind of kind of messed it up? It makes a lot more complicated. So what I do is I recommend that you do is you open that photo and then select all of the drum samples and drag it in this way. This way, you're gonna be able to get some of some options. Okay, so you have three different options. You can choose from my bed on that phone. Just got a notification. But you have three different options to choose from Here you can automat by reading the root key from the audio found This is a course if you have, like a piano sound or some type of melody sound. But since we're doing drums, you can do drums own without rains root key from audio foul And again this is if say, I'm bringing in the base O R 80 wait just 18 away And I wanted to be all the way through out here. But what we're gonna do is collect select continuous zones. All right, you have zone whiffs here. Just keep that at one. Um, right here. Basically, if you look at the bottom of your keyboard here and you see how these have different numbers you have, see negative one C zero C one C two cetera. This record represents different doctors on the keyboard. Okay, so you can pretty much tell the samples t drop anywhere on the keyboard. And so what we're gonna do is we're gonna actually put them right here. I start to sample right here. So what I'll do is I will go down until I get to where I'm trying to go. Um, so we get started, like so started it. Negative. C one. So we'll push. Okay. And as you can see here we have all the samples here. Now, let's local right here for a second at these different options. Now, if pitches selected, you hear how it's kind of low. Everything is based off of when this picture selected is it will be based off of where you put it on the keyboard. So if you have it a low active, although samples gonna be lower sounding regardless of if they're played at a higher pitch . So I always say, Go ahead and unclipped those, okay? And that way is gonna give you a better the original sound basically of your sample. All right, so now everything his way is supposed to. Now you have one shot. Now, for instance, if you take this off, you have to hold it all the way down. You get on saying, compared to here, it's always kick. I always keep one shot on. And of course you can do cool stuff like reverse. All right, but for the most part, you just going to be able to have this one shot selected message, okay? And what I would do here is I would just keep on adding more sandals much as you want. You can just do eight awaits. You could just do kicks. You could do whatever you want, but for me, I'm gonna add all of these different kicks and everything in here. So, um, what I would do is you can click right here and in push command. A is gonna be a select, all type of situation, and it's the same thing. You just gonna drag it all over here. And once you do that, you're gonna get these same options here. Continuous zones. So in this case, you could put it at negative of at C one and have it go up from there. Or you can put it at this very note right here. So since this is a g, okay, this will be a g sharp, so it's gonna be a zero g start. So what we just do is keep on going down to we get to zero g sharp and you see how it just started right there. Okay, again, Like for me personally, I'm going to go here and unclip all these on the pitch, and that's gonna help you too. Have everything done here. Toe wears, everything's gonna basically play at the original, uh, picture cadence that it was the selected as okay. And this is kind of tedious, but you'll see, once it gets set up, you don't have to do anything except for this. Load it and you're good to go. So we have some ate away sounds, We have some kicks, and now we pretty much would need some snares and stuff like that. So I'll find that. Let's get some collapse. I mean, this is gonna be like a really, like a mega type of situation here, so, yeah, we put it at C four. You can also type it in, so used to say, See for type it in bone. All right, And see, this is pretty much done at this point. We can't even put anything else in there. Although we will kind of want to, but we can just stop here, double click off all of these. All right? And I'm pretty sure I could probably like, click on it highlighted. Let us try it. Shift, click on a shift. Here we go. That's the easiest way to do it anyway. But that's what you would do. So say so we have all of our samples here. Okay, so this is a cool thing. So now you have all your samples loaded. All right. Um, the next thing you want to do is save them. All right, So what I'm gonna do is I'm look over here to save ass. I clicked on instruments, save ass, and then I'm gonna name it, so I'm a name it JJ. Um, I must say part one. You can name it. Whatever you want to say. JJ kit, Part way. You name whatever you want to, but you'll say, and I wouldn't move this foul to any other place. This where is telling you to save it? To save it there. All right, so now you have these kit right here. So say, if you wanted to bring that kid bat up, you will go over here to open. All right? All we do is click on the instrument, go back to open. You got JJ kick part one. Well, I you have all your sounds right here. So now when it comes to producing music, of course, the only other thing that you would do here is turn down your, um your ox track right, Which was just being used for, um, for basically your, you know, saying they have, like, these different, um, reverb and different things like that. We have this ox track bust out here. Would you turn that down? And now the signals coming in dry. So now I'm gonna touch them on Midi keyboard. All right, So you see here we have these samples here. So that's that initial. That's how you pretty much create your own Santa drum kits in load your own drum samples into logic protein using the E X s 24 sampler. 4. Thank You & Class Project Load Your own Drum Samples in Logic Pro X and Create Custom Drum Kits: be making basis. All right. What's going on, Y'all? We made it to the end. I wanted to. First off, thank you for rolling or taking this class. And I wanted also bite you too. Go ahead and do the assignment. Okay. The Simon is very simple. Take samples. Okay, that you find online that you have. I'm also gonna I put a link to my personal custom drum kit in the course where you can download that for free, which your email and everything like that. Go ahead and download those, and you can upload them into the course into nine to incorporate into lively protein. And I want to invite you to do that as the assignment is. Very simple. Upload your samples created, save it, you know, saying and then uploaded. And and there you go. Um, that's the Simon. And I guess the in order to actually prove that you did this you could take a screenshot of your computer is very simple. To do that. All you do is push command shift in the number three on your keyboard. If you have a mac or command ship for you keyboard, the other mackin, you could take a screenshot, we'll create a J peg of your actual screen. And you got to show that you have a actual drum sample kit creating you can upload that J peg into the course for your Windows users. I'm sorry. You have to use a different method, ghoul. How to do a screenshot on your PC. Google. It will tell you how to do it. And you can take a J peg picture and upload into the course. All right. So, again, thank you so much for watching. And I would like to see you in some of my other courses. Of course, if you haven't, you should be a premium member of even watching this. So make sure you watch every minute of all of my other courses and leave reviews a man, if you like it or you don't, um I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you so much.