How to trigger your kick drum on a recording with no trigger
In fact this is what first got me into hybrid drumming before I ever setup my hybrid set.
There's a couple ways of doing this, but the way I am going to talk about in this post is with drum replacement software.
Drum replacers usually run as an audio plugin that you use in conjunction with your DAW such as Ableton or Pro Tools. They are really useful actually, especially on a particularly troublesome kick drum or snare drum.
They way that they work is they use the incoming audio signal from say.... a bass drum (though you can use any drum) then uses the sound it's self to trigger the sample. You can usually blend the natural sound with the triggered sound as well. One of the most popular and best drum replacement plugins is called Drumagog!my album Earth Asylum. Actually on every song except one. When I was recording that album I was using a Tama Imperialstar Kick drum that was only an 18". It sounded good actually, but the mic I had I the time for my kick lacked the nice attack or 'click' sound of the bass drum that makes it cut though loud distorted guitars.
My song Rock From Home is an example of the hybrid kick drum sound I made using Drumagog.