Intelligent Drumming

January 28, 2009 Plugins 0 Comments

Today I worked on the Variating Drummer plugin for mGen. Finally I have managed to pull together all the pieces of this miniature framework into song demo in which the drummer demonstrated the ability to switch drum styles based on the intensity of the song!

So what does that mean?

Well, naturally, drummers should dynamically adjust their playing styles based on how intense the song is at any given point. For example, drums should play under the melody during verses but crank up the volume during choruses. The problem, however, is that we're not talking about volume alone. Fancier fills and better techniques constitute some of the aspects of higher intensity drumming.

Although the plugin is far from finished, this is an encouraging demonstration of the power of such a complex plugin.