I'm looking for something to add a drum track to an MP3.

  • Windows 10
  • Create a full (not overly simplified) drum track
  • Add drum track to an existing MP3
  • Free would be nice as this is just a one-time project
  • Existing drum samples would be nice (but can d/l from Internet)
  • I've never used one these but please look at free or open source "alternatives" at this link: alternativepedia.com/fl-studio – onurcano Nov 21 '17 at 19:54
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    Don't know if it can do what you want but Audacity is a free and Open Source audio editor – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Nov 22 '17 at 1:35
  • Audacity doesn't have drum samples as far as I know. And adding some existing samples would be hard. – onurcano Nov 22 '17 at 20:56
  • I just downloaded LMMS. Looks pretty intimidating. Will update with results. – Johnny Mopp Nov 22 '17 at 21:11

I would create a drum track with one of the many online drum machines, download it, and use Audacity to add it to the mp3.

One of my favorite drum machines is Drumbot.

Drumbot allows you to download your track as a .wav file, and the site doesn't say anything about licensing.

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Since you said a "full (not overly simplified)" drum track, I'll assume you don't want to just use loops. Disclaimer: I'm a musician and have an audio production background. That said, I would use:
- Reaper: a free-to-try full-fledged DAW. with a plug-in like EZdrummer or...
- Propellerheads REASON (30 day trial)

Of the two, Reason is more intuitive and easy to use IHO. All of this really depends on how much time and effort you are looking to invest, but you can make professional sounding drum tracks quite easily with Reason.

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