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Old 11-27-2018, 04:16 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I mainly write/play blues/rock, so I'm looking for a VI that excels in that area. I've always loved the drums sounds on the Stones and Beatles recordings. Is this something you can achieve with any of these drum VI's, whether they come as stock kits or in an expansion pack? I'd obviously prefer them to come stock, as I can only barely afford to buy one of these VI's.



I also do some heavy rock, but not so much.. and all the few free/cheap VI's I have seem to do a decent job with this.


At the moment I only use the VI's for songwriting, but I want them to sound good as well, cuz I'd like to release them at some point.



I don't really care about getting the one with the most bells and whistles; some have so many options that just reading about them hurts my head. I definitely want one that's easy to navigate.



On one of these forums I read that some VI's come heavily processed (EZ Drummer is the only once I can recall) , while others are kept dry for the user to tweek. It left me with the impression that on some VI's you can't remove the FX that the drums come processed with. Is this true? If so it seems kinda ridiculous.
Give Drummica a try, it's completely unprocessed because it's meant to be a promotional tool for Sennheiser microphones, you can use it in a single instrument track but it can be routed to independent tracks on your DAW (the video I posted earlier) and it comes with good effect presets that can be turned off.
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Old 11-27-2018, 04:29 AM
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Give Drummica a try, it's completely unprocessed because it's meant to be a promotional tool for Sennheiser microphones, you can use it in a single instrument track but it can be routed to independent tracks on your DAW (the video I posted earlier) and it comes with good effect presets that can be turned off.

I download Drummic'a a while back, and maybe I was really drunk, but I couldn't get the damn thing to work. Is there a manual for it, in English? I also didn't have a keyboard at the time; I was using vmpk and my computer keypad.


Last night I found a used M-Audio Oxygen 25 at Goodwill for $25. It should make a world of difference, not only with setup, but playing as well.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:18 AM
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I download Drummic'a a while back, and maybe I was really drunk, but I couldn't get the damn thing to work. Is there a manual for it, in English? I also didn't have a keyboard at the time; I was using vmpk and my computer keypad.


Last night I found a used M-Audio Oxygen 25 at Goodwill for $25. It should make a world of difference, not only with setup, but playing as well.
Watch my video on post #3, probably not the best tutorial in the world but that's what works for me so that's what I share
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:26 AM
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A slightly sweeter offering if you are in the market for the NI Drummers.

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NI Kontakt free player and Abbey Road Drum kits for vintage tones. The individual packs arent too pricey and the entire AR drums are on sale right now.
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Some of my favorite libraries include:

-GetGood Drums - Both 'Modern and Massive' and the original. Great sounding drums for rock. Very organic and have great room sound. The cymbals sound amazing as well.

-That Sound - Tons of incredible libraries focused on organic sounds. I have 1985, Mammouth, Nirz and Jeff, and Neon libraries. Excellent stuff and not too expensive.

-NI's Abbey Road 60s Drummer

-SSD5 - Can't go wrong.

-Drumforge - Great for metal music, though there are unprocessed samples included that can work for any genre.

-Double Cream Drums - Very dry, 70s funk, disco kit. I just used it on a production today, very cool sounding and dead.

-Superior Drummer 3 - Looks pretty awesome, though I haven't tried it.

Some of these load into Kontakt or Battery, so you may need that before you're able to use them. I know for a fact SD3 and Drumforge are standalone, but I have NI Komplete. I used to write MIDI into Pro Tools, but I found that tedious so I found a used electronic drum kit and now I just play all the parts live and then quantize them to taste. I know a lot of home recording studios are going this route, especially in metal.

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SSD5 have a free version so it would be rude not to try that!


Only one kit but highly useable and comes with a few cool styles and patterns to get you going too.


https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/


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SSD5 have a free version so it would be rude not to try that!


Only one kit but highly useable and comes with a few cool styles and patterns to get you going too.


https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/


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