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schoenherr
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At first I´d like to apologize for my bad English… I´m doing recordings (Rock/Hard Rock/Melodic Metal) with Cubase 5 and Hydrogen and discovered the “lead and leg”-function in Hydrogen, which makes it possible to “humanize” the drum sounds. Can anybody tell me, how a “real” humanizer works or how I should work with this “lead and leg”-function, so that my drum tracks doesn´t sound as mechanical as they do now without any humanizing effect? What is lifelike? A delay of 20 milliseconds on the snare and 15 on the next, a delay of 50 on the crash? …perhaps someone understands my problem and can help me… schoenherr from Germany

thijs
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hi,

the whole idea of 'humanizing' your drums is that nothing has a fixed delay

a real drummer never hits anything at the exact same time.  sometimes he will be 'slow' (lag) and sometimes he will be 'to fast' (lead)

if you are looking for a general humanize effect you can use hydrogen's humanize effect (see this section of the manual)

hope this helps

Thijs

 

schoenherr
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Thanks a lot,

I´ve never read this manual before, because I downloaded another one which only contains the description to "humanize" each single note. I´ll have a try in a few hours.

schoenherr