Drum 'Scales'

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In some songs I've heard quick rolls of toms or snares that are pitched so they sound like they're ascending or descending and I have no idea how to do this, other than arduously searching through drum samples for those with the perfect pitch I need. Any ideas on how this is usually done?
 
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Unfortunately, only Cubase SX3. I suppose you are going to say Reason or FL Studio would be better but I can't afford the former and I haven't learned to use the latter.

I've played around with EQ and I can sort of do it now, but the hits don't sound as clearly pitched as in music which I've heard because I can only isolate certain frequency ranges which aren't narroq enough. Would compression help? Or maybe could someone recommend a good EQ plug-in for the job?
 

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SX3 is a great program!! if you were using FL i could give you step by step instructions but no worries im sure you'll get there in the end mate
 
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I've sort of worked it out using Battery 3 (only a demo version so I have to work quickly). There's a tune function as well as a pitch envelope but both do the same job. I think my snares sound a bit too natural though so does anyone think compressed snares would sound good in a pitched ascending/descending roll?
 
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