I am testing out the trial version of cubase 6. I have a licensed version of cubase 5 and am considering the upgrade.
In my tests using the drum quantizing I cant say that this really seems practical. If you have a bad drummer your going to have to spend alot of time correcting the drums. But if you have a good drummer, it still doesnt sound completely natural to me. Right now Ive got 8 tracks for drums and its fairly easy to set the threshold on the kick snare and hi hat but Im not sure what you are supposed to do for the other tracks, especially the overheads?
Has anyone got some tips on how to most effectively use the drum quantizing feature?
In the end, it seems like to me, if you want a professional sounding drum track then you need a drummer that can play to a click and is really good at staying on time. Then you dont really need to quantize, instead just use the best takes and then it sounds natural because it is!
I just did a test and the verse part sounds ok when its just straight hi hat kick and snare but when it goes into a drum roll to a crash it sounds un natural. Im finding that the drum quantizing is very tedious and not straight forward.