Drum Programming / Real Drum Programming

The course for impressive live grooves

Drum Programming - Real Drum Programming - The course for impressive live grooves with Frank Zumbroich

Start date Please let me know as soon as the course is available in English.
Course duration 3 months, web-based course
Time required approx. 10 - 15 hours per month
Certified Graduation Real Drum Programming 1 Certification
Course fee 149 Euro incl. VAT per month


Frank Zumbroich - Songwriter, drummer and producer (EMI)

Frank Zumbroich   

Songwriter, drummer and producer (EMI)

• German Rock and Pop Award (Deutscher Rock und Pop Preis), Producer for NulldB 2008

Songwriter and producer, for acts such as Sascha Lien (Galileo in the Queen musical in Stuttgart), Benny Martell (finalist in DSDS - German version of »Pop Idol«), Corinna May (Grand Prix), Yoomiii (TV program »Startagebuch« on channel RTL2), Frank is also a studio and session drummer for Crack Jaw, Skin Deep and Number Nine.

Since 2000, he has been an exclusive author at »Edition Supernatural - EMI Music Publishing«.




Drum Programming - Real Drum Programming - The course for impressive live grooves with Frank Zumbroich

Course overview The course deals with the programming of your own live drum grooves as an independent alternative to the already existing MIDI and Live Pattern VSTi instruments. The aim of the course is to achieve a real ‘live’ feeling ranging from »easy« AC\DC 4\4 to a complex half time shuffle.

The development of individual grooves, their integration into recordings, as well as the creation and programming of a complete song structure (including drum mixes) are all important components of the course.
Course content

Programming and implementation of impressive Live Grooves

• Drum set assembly
• Use of various software samples (Kontakt and Halion)
• Use of various editors within Cubase and Nuendo
• Dynamics, sonority and timing
• Various playing techniques
• Creation of natural drum fills
• Use of ghost notes
• Binary and ternary grooves
• General song composition
• Integration of drums into various song structures
• Volume-based representation of a drum set
• Distribution of the individual drums in the stereo field

Special highlight: Course participants will receive a lavishly sampled, 1 GB drum set download and several sample grooves.

Prerequisites • Experience in using Kontakt, Halion or similar software samplers
Suitable for Active songwriters, musicians and producers (hobby, semi-professional & professional) who want to learn about beat producing on the basis of professional grooves and to realize their own song projects on a professional level.
Hardware requirements Computer (PC/MAC) with internet access, speakers, audio software
Software requirements • Software Sampler (Halion Version 2 or higher, Kontakt 2.2 or higher or EMU-Proteus VX)

• Software like Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, Apple Logic, Cakewalk Sonar, Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Magix Samplitude, Sony Acid.

Educational Software If you still need to purchase audio software, as a student of Audiocation you can benefit from a reduction of up to 50% on various sound software products. Further information can be found under software.
Career Options Beat Producer, Music Producer