What do you do your drums with?

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What do you do your drums with?

Post by eucarya » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:19 am

What software do you like to program or edit drums in?

I've found FL Studio incredibly easy to build drum loops and it has great preview features. Good for breaks and some programming. I've also always liked Reason Redrum for programming and Phatmatik for slicing and playing.

Also any plug-ins you guys like for percussion? I've found stuff like Glitch when used selectively to be pretty fun.

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Post by stephen » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:22 am

I use Hydrogen. If I'm playing with VSTs then Drumatic 3 is a nice freebie.

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Post by filtermod » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:36 pm

I usually use hardware, but I've been using ultrabeat a lot lately on the software side of things. It's got some powerful sound sculpting features, and the built step in sequencer is pretty happening for software.
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Post by MitchK1989 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:22 pm

I have ultrabeat but it hasn't really "clicked" with me... I wanted something more MPC-ish I guess.

So I bought Fxpansion's Guru. It's pretty amazing, has a built in step sequencer, does loop slicing, waveform editing, etc... Pretty amazing drum sampler plugin.

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Post by esqoner » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:30 pm

my drum kit :D

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:28 pm

The Redrum/Recycle combination works pretty well for me. Although drums are my first instrument I've yet to play live drums on any of my electro-leaning work. At some point I should sample my kit.

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Post by thestreets » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:06 pm

Usually i just use hardware with sampled drums. I just feel like so many people use reason/redrum, that alot of sounds have been exhausted. Kind of like the triton. Although if you do some drum editing, you can get some good stuff.

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Post by Shleed » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:57 pm

99.9% of my drums come from uTonic, and a hint of Waldorf's Attack.

Possibly the best drum synths I've used in a while.

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Post by bluedad » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:54 pm

In the past I've used DR008 and Battery 2. Recently I've got Jamstix 2 and am trying to figure out the best way to use it.

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Post by k5k » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:00 am

programmed a lot of songs from nuendo too, but floops is much faster for me.
occasionally I still program from a dr5 but its tedious..
or even worse, drum parts programmed onto 4 machines.

FL8 seems good so far, I still use the fruity slicer rather than sliceX for chopping breaks though.

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Post by Altitude » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:29 am

I really like the Linplug LMIV, it has excellent sampler functions and analog modeling to boot. Sequenced on cubase via MPD pads

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Post by mono/noise » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:03 pm

Ableton's Impulse and Drum Racks, sometimes Ultrabeat in Logic but it has some new preview bug when loading samples so I rarely use it anymore.

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Post by gcoudert » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:31 pm

Sampled sounds (R8, 808, 909, acoustic drums and a set of brilliant Phil Collins-sounding tom samples from a Simmons kit I think) sequenced in Cubase and played from the S1000 or the E4K.


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Post by diezdiazgiant » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:41 am

kontakt programming via ableton, sounds are a mixture of samples of real drums and filtered waveforms looped.

waldorf attack is pretty sweet but i cant seem to really work it into any context that i like.
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