Written By Electric Eye Collaborator - October 08 2018
Learn how to write realistic drum fills from Periphery's Misha Mansoor in this tutorial, using Modern & Massive from Getgood Drums.
In this tutorial he covers the most important concepts of writing drum fills in any type of rock or metal: how to create tension and release, how to fill a gap, transitioning between parts, and writing fills that are realistic in terms of what a human drummer could and would likely play.
Misha demonstrates how to write drum fills in Cubase (his DAW of choice) using the Modern & Massive library from Getgood Drums. The details of how to program the MIDI notes and velocities may be different in other DAWs, but the important part is to take note of the concepts, which you can translate into any DAW.