Good sounding easy to use drum plug-in?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by blueshawk, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. blueshawk

    blueshawk Guest

    I am not a drummer, but I need a plug in that is easy to use and sounds good. I am not happy with the one that comes with protools. I don't have all day to look through samples and figure out what they do and sound like. Any suggestions?
  2. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    what kind of music do you play? what are your purposes? scratch tracks? demos? you need to be more specific
  3. blueshawk

    blueshawk Guest

    A variety of music: Folk, blues, reggae, some rock.
    I guess you would call these demos. If I were to seriously market the songs I think I would hire a real drummer.
  4. I use Drumagog for some drum replacements and so far so good. The plugin has a fixed latency version as well and the whole thing is really easy to use with lots of samples. With some tweaking and EQ they sound real as all get out! Kinda pricey but worth it.
  5. BadToneBlows

    BadToneBlows Guest

    I have used a few different drum programs (Acid Loops, Cubase SX packaged software, etc). I sometimes record drums acoustically but that takes a lot of space, mics and hours of eq, envelope and compression work in the mix.

    I have been researching software out there and the two that look to be the best value for the money are either BFD or XLN Audio's "Addictive Drums". I think I have decided to go with Addictive Drums because it sounds great, has a great interface and is only $199. Here is a link with video demo's and sounds: update

    good luck
  6. mixingaudio

    mixingaudio Guest

    the best program for drums is bfd 2
  7. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Guest

    You've got a LOT to learn my young newbie!

    Addictive Drums is superior to bfd...
    Steven Slate Drums is also leaps and bounds better.

    for starters.
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    Come on? Leaps and bounds... :roll: I hardly doubt that over statement! BFD 2 is far from a slouch. Its definitely world class samples and extremely real. I haven't heard the other two but BFD 2 is nothing short of amazing. If they are that good though, I think I'll do some homework.

    Carry on...
  9. ouzo77

    ouzo77 Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Nuremberg, Germany
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    i bought the steven slate library just recently and i really like it.

    is it better than bfd or addictive drums? it depends...

    the difference between bfd/addictive and steven slate drums is that the first two libraries have more or less raw, unprocessed samples, which you can/have to process yourself to fit your needs. the steven slate samples are already processed by steven slate with high end analog and digital gear so that you can use them immediately and have great sounding drums. (though it doesn't mean you can't process them further)

    so if you like to treat your programmed drums like you would treat live recorded ones the first two libraries will probably suit you better.
    if you like good drumsounds without having to do much tweaking then the latter may be better for you.
  10. Check out the company smartloops. They have some awesome multi-track drum loops for many different formats. It may be easier than programming your own drums
  11. I have tried EzDrummer, BDF, and addictive drums.
    and in my opinion ez drummer takes the win.
    i was using it with a electronic pad kit, it had the most natural sound/feel.
    of course the best virtual drummer, is one thats virtually there.

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