#1
Hey guys,

I'm a guitar player who loves to record his own songs at home and producing stuff like that, but I've been out of mixing/mastering stuff for an year now, and I've changed my laptop and now I've no vst stuff.

So I'm looking for tutorials and that stuff that give a generic vst drum mixing that i can use on a song record (with daw guitars/bass).

If you know any stuff that teach how to mix Ez Drummer, Addictive Drums, Superior Drums, wtv, in a rock/metal genre (or any other genre) for dummies, please share.

Thanks a lot, best regards
#2
http://www.youtube.com/user/LucasDrumsandAudio

I watch this guy's stuff a lot. It's mainly metal, but it could give you some clues. They release (awesome) songs, then take the mix apart to explain how to to it. If you listen to the songs and then watch the analysis, it'll explain it. I know "Thrash and Burn" and "Putrid Manifestation of Isis" are definitely VST drums, and I'm pretty sure they go over them in the explaination videos. Hope that helps!
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#3
i think one of the most important things is having the samples you want and getting the right sound you want from the kit before you even start mixing.

after that, it's just the usual case of EQ, Compression, other effects, making space in the mix for other parts, etc.

http://www.soundpunk.com/topic/2658-handy-eq-reference/

that gives a lot of good tips for EQing different drums and an explanation of why too
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#5
Find some samples you like, should be more than you'll ever need in this link here:

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/f-o-h/311618-drum-samples-meta.html

Then treat it like general drum mixing, which you can learn a lot about in this article here:

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/andy-sneap/675045-systematic-mixing-series-2-soviet-russia-drums-slam-you.html

Then, of course, ask questions around here if you need further help
#6
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS

...bounce that shit down to individual audio tracks, so you can mix it like a real kit.

Out there in the real world, mix engineers don't just decide to change the snare drum halfway through post-production, or change a crash to a china for the hell of it. You need to commit to a sound and work with it or you'll get stuck in Tweaker's Hell forever.