Looking for MIDI drum tracks!

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  1. Johnathan

    Johnathan Gearhead

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    I've been planing a long time to do my own covers on some Meshuggah songs. To save a couple of hours mapping (and potentially doing it wrong) out the MIDI track for the drums I'm trying to find an already finnished MIDI track which i just can import and just adjust the notes to match it with my plugin. I figured that google would be a nice tool for finding this sort of stuff, but after a couple of hours searching i can't find anything close to what I'm looking for :wallbash:. So therefore i turn to the wonderfull community of SS.org, pleading for help! :bowdown:

    The songs I'm currently searching drum tracks for are:

    1. New millenium cyanide christ
    2. Do not look down

    If anyone has another alternative to a drum track i gladly appreciate any help i can get!
     
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    Nannarzz Djentleman

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    If I had the time, and the drum programming skill to do it, I would totally make these for you. But I honestly don't think I'd be able to do the songs justice at all :p
     
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    Have you looked at Guitar Pro tabs? Those usually have drums that are at least 80% useable for a cover, if not perfect. Still will want to do a bit of velocity tweaking but yeah!
     
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    Yeah i have indeed, it's a last outcome for me. Sitting now trying to map kick and snare for New Millenium, using the original song as an overlay. Which is suppose to be at 151 BPM. It goes in and out of sync though. 150 is too slow, and 152 is too fast. Could it possibly be that meshuggah didn't record Chaossphere with a click track at all?

    Do not look down is at 160 BPM precisely.
     
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    Nannarzz Djentleman

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    Part of me thinks Meshuggah would've done something like that. It seems to me that most of their early-ish stuff was more feel and groove based, rather than ultra precise, robot-like playing.
     
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    Yeah thats my conclusion aswell. This is doable though, but it's gonna take me ....ing forever :lol:.
     
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    I'd say just turn off any kind of grid snapping your daw might have :lol:
     
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    Oh i think i got the hang of this ;)!

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/tim_uhlin/new-millennium-cyanide-christ[/SC]

    Just a small teaser to demonstrate the progress. Don't mind the mix :lol:!
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

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    Sounds good! Such a great song.
    With regards to the click, be aware a lot of bands use miniscule changes from section to section or during sections. Once my songs are tabbed in Guitar Pro, I then import the drums to the DAW and tweak the click track. A song with one 150BPM might end up 153 on choruses and 148 on other parts, and there might be slopes across the fills etc. I once overlaid Textures - Regenesis and was having to do microadjustments all the time
     
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    Ah very good note! And i will certainly keep that in mind!
     
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    So I finally got hold of the MIDI tracks for New millenium cyanide christ, and a lot more older songs. Still looking for the MIDI for Do not look down! If anyone has it, give me a shout!
     

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