A Deep Dive Into PHAT, Your Slick and Funky Hip-Hop Operator
In this video walkthrough, Daniel Ruczko shows you how to get started with Virtual Drummer PHAT.
Continuing with our latest video series, this time Daniel Ruczko walks you through all the key features of Virtual Drummer PHAT, HEAVY, and SOLID. From selecting a drummer style to tweaking individual drum sounds, he takes a look at each section of the interface, giving you an overview of the instrument while demonstrating the important features explicitly. In this walkthrough you can, among other things, learn more about PHAT’s special Humanize and Feel controls which add realism and subtle playing variety to have those random imperfections, just like a real drummer would. This should set you up with enough skills to get inspired and start creating your own!
We prepared this table of contents so you can go to the section that is of interest to you.
00:48 Latch Button
01:07 Picking a Drummer Style
01:35 Creating your own Drum Patterns and Variations
01:58 Mixing Section: Tweaking Individual Drum Sounds
02:09 Room & Overhead Controls
02:32 Picking a Drum Kit
02:50 Slam Control
03:08 Speed Control
03:28 Swing Slider
03:41 Character Section
04:02 Amount Slider
04:16 Feel & Humanize Controls
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Check out the Other Virtual Drummer Walkthroughs for SOLID and HEAVY
Virtual Drummer SOLID Walkthrough – your personal gold-standard session drummer, the backline bandmate we all dream of having.
Virtual Drummer HEAVY Walkthrough – your hard-hitting rock drummer, permanently set to beast mode!
About Daniel Ruczko
Daniel Ruczko is an award-winning director, composer and writer – and a sounddesigner for UJAM.
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