Has anyone checked out Battery?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by malabarmusic, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. malabarmusic

    malabarmusic Member

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    Battery, the drum sampling software, that is. I'm not sure if something like this would make it easier for a non-drummer to create loops and tracks (easier than in recording software a la PT, DP, etc.) or if the extra features would turn it into a nightmare. Any thoughts?

    Here's the Battery info for those interested.

    - DB
     
  2. art420guitar

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    i use it in cubase SX and it rocks. i don't have a midi controller so i use the mouse with it and click the beats in, instead of going in and placing the dots in the midi map/editor, which sounds too stiff to me.
     
  3. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    Another HUGE fan of Battery. In fact, I'm rocking the entire NI Komplete bundle for OSX and it's remarkable!
     
  4. sws1

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    I've read about this in the past, but I still don't get it.

    Is it a sampler? How do you use it? Do the drum samples come with it? Are they real acoustic kits? Multi-velocity?

    Does it respond to Midi?
     
  5. Bassomatic

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    As splatt and matte point out, i believe the charm is all about the quality/hookiness/elegance of the interface, augmented by the killer sounds out of the box. Think of a killer drum machine (or MPC wha-have-you) on steroids, and you begin to get the picture.
     
  6. MichaelK

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    I've never used Battery but what I've heard from it sounds sweet as all get-out. I use another NI product, B4, and I love it. The only problem with NI is their customer support... as I recall from a few months back, have no English language support beyond FAQs. Though that may have changed recently.
     
  7. MichaelK

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    Yes, I see the numbers listed on the "company info" page. I had used the "online support form," got only a form page in German, filled it out the best I could but got no response.
     

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