Andrew Scheps Drum Replacement

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The Kick drum is an important part of the mix that is often hard to record, hard to play consistently, and hard to tune. This is where replacement with samples can come in handy.

In this exclusive, Andrew Scheps shows you a few ways he uses drum replacement to enhance kick drums in his mixes.

Watch as Andrew:

  • Blends the sample with the original recording
  • Sets up replacement programs such as Drumagog, Apptrigga3, Battery and Massey DRT
  • Converts audio to MIDI and triggers samples via Battery
  • Edits the velocity of the MIDI using Real Time Properties
  • Explains the pitfalls of leaving trigger plugins running live inside of your session and shares his bulletproof method for archiving samples with your sessions.

Learn how to accurately place drum samples from the one and only Andrew Scheps. Only on

Equipment & Software


  • ApulSoft apTrigga3
  • Massey DRT
  • Native Instrument Battery
  • Wavemachine Labs Drumagog
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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a music producer, mixing engineer and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. He has received Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, Album Of The Year for Adele's 21, and also Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Andrew collaborated with Waves in order to create his own line of plug-ins which include the Scheps 73 EQ and the Scheps Parallel Particles.

Andrew is one of the best known mixing engineers in the world, well-known for his Rear Bus mixing techniques that he developed working on his 64 input Neve 8068 console and his love for distortion of any kind. If you are watching pureMix videos you will see that he managed to carry his analog sound signature over to a fully portable digital rig. These days, Andrew mixes completely In The Box as it allows him much greater flexibility and the ability to work on several project simultaneously.



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Mitchell Faraday
2020 Oct 28
Very useful!
2020 Jul 01
Spanish subtitles please
2020 May 29
Thanks for this Andrew! I've always wondered how to efficiently get clean, accurate triggering in busy material without painstakingly running through every single transient zoomed into every single drum mic, but Massey DRT seems to hit the nail right on the head. I can't believe I've never heard about it!
2020 May 15
I am a Logic use, so selfishly, I would like to see it in Logic. However, I admire Andrew and his endless knowledge.
2020 May 08
Nice tutorial! Just wish it wasn't Pro Tools centered. The Massey option looks really nice, but it's Pro Tools only. I'd love to hear about something that works similar in Logic or Luna. Fab's team will have to consider this for their next plugin!
2020 May 01
what about Trigger2?
2020 May 01
what about Tigger2?
2020 Apr 26
Thanks for the vid! It would be great to learn something about pitch shifting kicks and snares, when to do it and when not.
2020 Apr 26
2020 Apr 24
Excellent Video! Thanks Andrew!