Hi, new guy here, so forgive me if this is already discussed in another thread (couldn’t find one).
When I program drums I usually start with just a very basic beat, record some of the other tracks, and then tweak the drums as I go along, adding fills, stops etc. I guess the opposite would be to finish the drums first, maybe in a separate drum maschine/app, and then continue with the other tracks. To me, my preferred way just feels more “natural”. To each his own I guess.
I’m very new to this whole DAW thing, so I really don’t have much experience in doing this, but I’ve played a bit with it in Cubasis and Garageband. In GB I can create a drum loop of for example 2 bars, and go back and edit it (record stuff using the pads) whenever I want to, and everything I do is recorded into the same “event”. When I do this in Cubasis it works as long as I loop the event and keep recording, but if I stop and start the recording it creates a new “layer” on top of the existing event. Is there any way to merge these, or change it so that what I record goes into the existing event?
I guess a workaround would be to do the drums in a separate app, like DM1, but then I have to record it back to Cubasis everytime I do a change, and I really prefer to be able to work directly “in the song”.
Sorry for the long post…