Drum VSTI's loops and multisamples.......

Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by imagineaudio, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    I was wondering if you guys could help me out with this.....

    I'm not a drummer by any stretch of the imagination, however I have done some pretty natural sounding drum tracks using the acoustic drum samples that are included in the Kontakt library. I've been looking into DFH Superior, Artist Drums, and Artist Grooves. Has anyone been composing using any of these (or anything else for that matter)? I'm looking for something to help during composition but also to sound good enough to leave in an occasional final mix.

    I may also pick up a bottom of the line V-Drum kit or something similar in the future and I guess I could use a good multisampled library.

    This past weekend I picked up one of the M-Audio ProSamples volumes. I think loops are good for putting together an arrangement quickly, but they just sound too canned. I think I would prefer a very well sampled kit with maybe MIDI files, rather than audio loops......

    Please share your thoughts and opinions 8)
  2. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Did I post in the wrong forum?
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    no not the wrong forum but the question is very open and unspecific

    so hard to advise

    I'm sure we have seen on these forums a statement like
    " ... I think maybe MIDI files and sampled kits just sound too canned and perhaps I will do better with some well constructed loops ... "

    totally the reverse of what you said

    so much of this can come down to genre and style of music.
  4. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Let me ask a more direct question:

    Does anyone program there own drums with drumkit from hell or something similar, and if so, what kind of results do you get, do you have any thoughts on the process? I much prefer to program my own drum parts because the type of music I write isn't "pop" or "funk" etc..... I like the drums to be "custom fit" to the song. I find it difficult to take my music where I want to using loops. Plus, when people ask "who played the drums", I hate telling them I got them off a loop disc......
  5. stpwlf70

    stpwlf70 Guest

    i'll try...

    Hi imagine..

    I posted a similar question on pleasuredome101...
    And there I had an asnswer from a gentleman... :))

    BAND IN A BOX!!!

    It was born as a...
    Virtual Band for guitaist...
    Or for who not has much cognition of rithm and drum..

    You choose the style..
    Choose the chord...
    The time..

    then you save all in midi with separate track..
    and you have drum pattern....
    for Cube...


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