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edit.how to make a shaker track on cakewalk? ex(session drumer 3)

 

 

im trying to find a good shaker in my softsynth but i cant find one?

does anyone know where i can find it?

 

thanks

martin

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10 minutes ago, Chuck E Baby said:

Have you checked the Dim Pro presets ? I thought there was one in session drummer 3 as well.

i do not wave Dim Pro,but i will look on session drumer 3

thanks Chuck

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1 minute ago, martsave martin s said:

but i will look on session drumer 3

Almost 100% positive SD3 has one

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GM synths like the TTS-1 have a Cabasa on note #69 (A above middle C), and Maraca on note #70.  I've been using these sounds from a Roland D-110 for decades (!) to do 'shaker' patterns. Some years ago I created an SFZ instrument of the D-110's drum kit that I can share on request. PM me an e-mail address if you want to give it a whirl.

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Go buy a shaker (< $20!), shake it in front of a mic & be done way before you get done fiddle-farting with trying to fake it.

 

Hell, if money is too tight, throw some beans in a can.

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Yes, I find shakers one of the easiest things to record and place in a track.  I have a bunch of kids toys laying around for just that reason.  It can be pretty amazing how adding one live part added can make the whole thing sound live.  Even a bad recording of it.  If I can do it I always will use a real sleigh bell, or shaker or clav sticks.

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I have a couple egg shakers. Not expensive and you have the option of using one or two in the same hand if you want a slightly different sound.

Real shakers also add a human feel to a track, so I'm going to 2nd (or 3rd) that suggestion.

 

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1 hour ago, Byron Dickens said:

Go buy a shaker (< $20!), shake it in front of a mic & be done way before you get done fiddle-farting with trying to fake it.

Fiddle-farting? I wager I'll have my MIDI track recorded before you can find your car keys. ;^)

But, seriously, I can see where the advice to 'just record a real one' is sort of an extension of my 'just play it in real time' advice often given to those asking how to humanize their MIDI sequences, and I'm inclined to second it. The one caveat I would add in this case is that, in my experience, 'playing' a shaker well and consistently can be a more challenging musical endeavor than one might imagine. 

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1 hour ago, David Baay said:

The one caveat I would add in this case is that, in my experience, 'playing' a shaker well and consistently can be a more challenging musical endeavor than one might imagine. 

Grab a good part. Quantize it. Copy/paste. Done.

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If the guy wanted real shakers he wouldn't be on this forum asking if Cakewalk had any included shaker sounds.

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My go-to shakers, tambourines and other hand percussion is Shimmer Shake Strike from In Session Audio. $79 at the moment for the expanded version. It's a Kontakt instrument, but does not require full Kontakt, just the free player.

 

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