This Pro Tools 8 Tutorial video will demonstrate using Beat Detective™ to extract subtle timing information from a recording of a live drum part. Then I’m going to apply that timing information to my own MIDI performance. The purpose is to infuse some of the feel of the live drum part into the MIDI parts so that all the parts groove together.
About “feel” and “groove”
The timing variations that are discussed in this video are sometimes considered very subtle. But they are there and they make a huge difference. Especially when you multiply their affect across several musical elements in an arrangement.
If you do not hear them at first, feel free to watch it again and listen for the way that Groove Quantized tracks “gel” or “pocket” better with the live drums.
Intro to Groove Templates with Beat Detective™ – 7:46