FAQ

FAQ

1. Do the MIDI groove packs work with Cubase, Studio One etc

Our MIDI Groove packs (The Skate Punk MIDI pack & Expansion) are MIDI files that have been programmed for specific drum samplers to load into their respective groove players for quick drum track creation.

Each version listed has a subtitle stating which drum VST it has been created for. IE: EZDrummer2, Steven Slate Drums, Superior Drummer 3 etc.

You will require to own a copy of one of these drum samplers which will load into your DAW. Our MIDI pack then loads into the drum VST’s Groove player.

The only exception to this is our GM Pack for GarageBand and Logic. It is a drag and drop pack that works hand in hand with GarageBand and Logics built in Drummer VST.

2. What software do I need to use your MIDI Packs.

A DAW (Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One, GarageBand etc)

A Drum VST ( We support EZDrummer 2, Superior Drummer 2 & 3, Steven Slate Drums 5, Get Good Drums, Addictive Drums 2, Room Sound and GarageBand/Logic Drummer)

3. Can I play your samples with a MIDI Keyboard/E-Kit.


Our MIDI packs are groove packs (MIDI Drum Loops) and not sample-based sounds so do not affect the drum libraries built-in sound in any way. They cannot be triggered by external MIDI instruments. Your drum VST (EZDrummer 2 etc) reads our MIDI info and triggers the sounds in its library to playback the beats and fills.

4. Do the Superior Drummer 3 Presets work with EZDrummer2

Unfortunately not. Superior Drummer 3 has an advanced built-in mixer with EQ, Compression and FX, much like a DAW with stock plugins. Our Superior Drummer 3 presets are mixed within Superior Drummer 3 and will only load within that software. They are provided as an SD3P file which opens the mixer settings to give you the mixed kit sound from our videos.

5. What’s the difference between the MIDI Packs and Presets

Our MIDI Packs are MIDI drum loops and fills created for multiple drum samplers to help create drum tracks for your songs.

Our Superior Drummer 3 Presets are Mixer Settings for Superior Drummer 3 that load compression, eq and routing to re-create the listed albums drum sound within Superior Drummer 3 only.

6. I’m new to recording and would like to use your groove packs - what drum software do you suggest?

Steven Slate Drums offers a free version of their excellent SSD5 software that has great sounds as well as a groove player. I thoroughly recommend trying it out as a first step or even experienced user. It’s free so you can’t go wrong. Our Steven Slate Drums 5 Skate Punk pack works perfectly with it.  You can grab SSD5 free here: https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/#SSD5FREE

And if you fancy our MIDI Grooves then grab the Steven Slate Drums version!


You will also need a DAW to host the plugins and for your recording. If you need a DAW to get you started, check out Reaper. It is also free and becoming increasingly popular. Check out reaper here:

https://www.reaper.fm/

7. I’ve bought The Skate Punk MIDI Pack and Superior Drummer 3 presets and they wont load into my DAW.

Please check the descriptions of what our products are and how they function before purchasing.

Our MIDI packs are for use with 3rd party drum software of which we do not provide, in turn, to use The Skate Punk MIDI pack “EZDrummer 2 Edition” you must own a copy of EZDrummer 2. 

To use our Superior Drummer 3 Presets you must own a copy of Superior Drummer 3 and so on.

8. Help!

Give us a shout at info@diypunkrock.com and we’ll sort you out.

9. I’ve entered the wrong email when I purchased and dont have my link!

Give us a shout at info@diypunkrock.com and we’ll sort you out!!

10. How do I receive the packs?

All of our products are digital downloads that are sent to your email address on purchase.

11. How do I install the packs?

Each products comes with a .pdf instruction manual with full instructions on how to install the MIDI packs to your drum sampler or the SD3 Presets to Superior Drummer 3.