#1
Hello! I'm about to start recording songs and i want everything to sound nice and in sync. Going to play acoustic guitar/piano maybe bass and put drums from the computer or something. A metronome confuses me in some songs and i would like a steady drum loop instead to play with. What is the best/easiest way for me as a non-drummer guy to proceed if i want to take out the correct drum loop from a song and play to it?

This is the drum loop i'm after starting at 0:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-S8CIU7VA

Maybe i should try to listen what the drummer plays and try to make the drum loop in the computer myself? But i'm not as experienced as i would like to and it's not easy always, what should i do then?

Thank you!
#2
I would use the metronome and record the music parts first. Be sure that the timing is right.

Then, I would hire a session drummer to add drums to your song.
#3
Yeah, get your self some good drum loops and keep practicing with them. Years back this skyrocketed my rhythm skills and my sense of groove.

You can also try writing a riff and then programming some drums to fit that riff. It takes a little practice but is well worth it.

Every guitarist should be able to think along the same lines as a drummer.

I use Addictive drums for real drum sounds and Drumatic for electronic sounds both used through Reaper.
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