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Old 08-24-2016, 04:04 PM
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I really enjoy the musical typing feature in Garageband that allows you to play the virtual drums offered with the computer keyboard. It is especially helpful since i dont or nor can afford an actual keyboard. Is there something similar to this for PT, with a "musical typing" option? It's a real pain in the ass having to switch between PT and GB to add a drum track...not to mention it mucking up the mix. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:09 PM
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it's like this .., you get what you pay for
In saying that , I don't know of ANY decent sample based instrument libraries that offer free trials , so therefore I recommend you just lash out and get yourself (ie; buy) ; toontrack EZDrummer2
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:27 PM
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There is a free drum VSTi named MT-PowerDrum that's pretty good. Do you have a VST to AAX loader? I use it on PC in a VST host, but it should work fine in PT with a loader.

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I really enjoy the musical typing feature in Garageband that allows you to play the virtual drums offered with the computer keyboard. It is especially helpful since i dont or nor can afford an actual keyboard. Is there something similar to this for PT, with a "musical typing" option? It's a real pain in the ass having to switch between PT and GB to add a drum track...not to mention it mucking up the mix. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Adam is asking for a virtual keyboard, not a drumsampler as far as I understood or a free VI with virtual keyboard. Does the MT have this?
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:17 AM
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Adam is asking for a virtual keyboard, not a drumsampler as far as I understood or a free VI with virtual keyboard. Does the MT have this?
Correct. in reposonse to the previous posts i'd love to buy a real keyboard and buy a pay plugin but i'm broke. I have a a free virtual drum machine; it a GUI that looks.like a keyboard...I think it's called VMK (or something close to that). I think it acts similar to Garageband's musical typing, but I haven't had the chance to play around with it enough. I'm not familair with VST/AAX loaders; iM running PT 12. The VI drum program doesnt have to be that complex, just enough to get the point across of a drum track/beat...i'm just making some demos. Thanks
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Pro Tools used to come with a "lite" (i.e. limited to 8 tracks) version of Ableton Live, which still seems to be supported, and updated.

I'm not sure if it's still free, but have a look on the Ableton website (they may just have a 30 day demo, which wouldn't help you).

Anyway, you can use the computer's Alpha keyboard to play keyboards / drums etc in Ableton Live, which you could use for your drum tracks, and then "ReWire" Ableton Live into Pro Tools.
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No. The subject of the thread is about best free V-drums, I assumed that would be what he was asking about.

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No. The subject of the thread is about best free V-drums, I assumed that would be what he was asking about.
The OP is actually asking for both a virtual keyboard AND a free drum program. I'll admit the way the post was phrased it's confusing.
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