Software Based Drum Machine

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Greggc

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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm always running a little behind the times. I am currently using purchased midi drum tracks to insert into Adobe Audition and which drive a outboard drum machine(HR-16). I then record each drum sound(snare, hi-hat, etc) on a separate track in AA. I'm sure there is a software drum machine out there with realistic drum sounds in kits that can be driven from a midi file and recorded in the method mentioned above. Any input or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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David French

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If you have a software sampler like Kontakt, Halion, or ESX24, a whole world of possibilities will be open to you. There are so many nice drum sample libraries available that it's hard to be familiar with all of them. One of my favs is Toontracks 'Drumkit From Hell'. Going this route is better than searching for a software drum machine only; you will be able to use the sampler for much more than drums.
 

pandamonkey

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Dec 28, 2001
Hey,
I hate to beat a dead horse but Check out Reason's Redrum. This drum module come with a decent collection of drum kits and samples as well. This caters to the dance genre to a certain extent however! Otherwise, I agree with the above. You may also want to check out Native Instrument's Battery or the little brother to Kontakt, "Kompakt"!!
Best regards,
mIchAEl
 
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Death addeR

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If I understand you correctly, and you have a program that can handle VSTi's... give Drumkit From Hell Superior a listen... those sounds are unprocessed, so they're a bit easier to work with if you don't want a metal sound... also, it outputs to wave files with bleeds from all mics, so it's like editing an actual recording...
 

falkon2

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Mar 17, 2003
Originally posted by Death addeR:
If I understand you correctly, and you have a program that can handle VSTi's... give Drumkit From Hell Superior a listen... those sounds are unprocessed, so they're a bit easier to work with if you don't want a metal sound... also, it outputs to wave files with bleeds from all mics, so it's like editing an actual recording...
I was actually toying with the idea of making a sample set that had wave files for ALL mics for each hit, or at least those with significant bleed... like bass drum appearing on tom mics and everything coming out on the overheads. Is this what this set does, and is it really worth the effort?

Mainly because I'm a keyboard drummer (or rather, a mouse drummer, if you know what I mean :( ) and I'm too poor and/or lazy to get ahold of a drummer everytime I want to do a little hobby project.
 
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