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Drum vst recommendations?

Post by TheSauce » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:12 pm


I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good vst plugins for drum samples or sounds. I'm looking for hip hop and electronica. I've tried addictive drums and really like it, but aside from realistic drums I'd like to find sounds that are more professional sounding hip hop or electronic beats. Thank you very much to anyone who can help!

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by astroidmist » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:41 pm

LoopaZoid (freeware)
http://www.music-boss.com/freeware_plug ... pazoid.htm
...very easy to use; load up 48 samples; multiple outs.

Poise (50 dollars, yet very very good)
(excellent tutorial video)
...designed for MIDI pads, but can be used with MIDI pads or keys; loads tons of sounds; versatile; multiple outs.

SuperDrumFX (freeware)
...has interesting velocity crossfade abilities; good for simulating real drums; requires some patience.

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by infrared72 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:45 pm

I use Sonic Charge MicroTonic (uTonic) on a lot of my tracks. This is a drum synth, so no samples. It'll do a lot of really cool stuff that you can tweak to fit the track you're working on. Also check out the Patternarium on the sonic charge website. Magnus just released version 3.0 of uTonic:

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by space6oy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:11 am

i stick w/ hardware, but d16's are impressive.


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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by cartesia » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:26 am

Waldorf Attack is pretty old, but still quite powerful...

Another + for D16 as far as oldschool emulations

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Post by Ashe37 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:38 am

Or Arturia's new one... but it currently comes with the hardware controller and thus aint cheap.

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Post by garranimal » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:06 am

Another + for d16. I have Drumazon and love it. Some interesting recommendations here I'll be checking out.

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Post by Yodhan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:46 am

I have been using a combination of EZDrummer with the Electronic add-on and Reason's Kong and Redrum. You can generally get EZDrummer and the add-on for cheap at Guitar Center when they are on sale (that's what I did). I like the EZDrummer stuff because it comes with MIDI loops, so you can use them as a basis for tracks. The downside is that you can't edit the actual sounds.

Reason's Kong, on the other hand, is heaven if you want to tweak sounds.

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Post by polar69 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:43 pm

I agree with D16, nearest thing I can get to a Roland drum machine

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by crystalmsc » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:03 am

cartesia wrote:Waldorf Attack is pretty old, but still quite powerful...
+1, Attack is always my favorite.
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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by skizzle » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Battery is the the only drum vst I use, komplete being the best way of purchasing IMO. It's very simple to use and delivers lots of options in the way of filters, fx, looping and even rolls and patterns. I've heard good things about ezdrummer. Kickmaker is pretty cool too.

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by Shreddie » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:36 pm

If you have Kontakt 3.5 or higher, HSDV from Hollowsun may be worth looking at.

It's not a sample library in the conventional sense (there are very few presets), it's actually a drum synthesiser based on the Simmons SDSV that you can use to create your own drum sounds.

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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by DLovas » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 am

FXpansion Geist is a neat little standalone / VST plugin sampler / sequencer I've been playing around with - you should try it out they have a demo up on the expansion site. :). Tell me what u think of it :)


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Re: Drum vst recommendations?

Post by skewbert » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:27 pm

Another +1 for Attack. Love it.
It's like having a Korg ER-1, but in software form, but it's a lot more powerful.

I also use Battery quite a bit. Super easy to use and it's got tons of ways to tweak your samples.

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