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Old 11-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Realistic Drums for my Recordings

Hey guys,

I have a problem:

After having "owned" a copy of EZDrummer, I'm look for a legal way to get the drum sound in my recordings. I'm talking about realistic acoustic drums.

I've narrowed down some possibilities:

1. Drum software
EZDrummer, Superior Drummer etc. Obvious downside: it costs money.

2. Free Drum-Multisamples
After experimenting a bit, I'm not really sure if that is what I want. Not many Drumsets to choose from and some are unusable for me in shortcircuit.

3. Drum-Machine
I'm not really sure about that one. I was thinking of a Boss DR-3 maybe. How does the acoustic drums sound on these? especially if you would use them on an recording.

4. E-Drum
Pricey. But on the otherhand it would be cool to actually play what I want to record.

Any opinions guys? I don't want to pay much money, I guess under 200..
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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I recommend SD2.0. I have it and it has potential of producing some badass drum sounds. It does cost money, but you wont get anything uh-mazing for free. It would be quite close to your 200e budget.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Check out Steven slates drum samples, you might like those enough to find the extra money it might cost
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Hit the R&R resources sticky and look for the "Creating Drum Tracks in Reaper". It'll get you up and running for free, and your drums'll sound only as good/bad as your samples & skill in programming them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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okay thanks guys
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #6
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Check out Steven slates drum samples, you might like those enough to find the extra money it might cost


Word! Best drum software out there, period.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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SSD4 EX only costs around $70 and honestly... I prefer it to SD2 in terms of getting a great drum sound without having to install a SHITTONNE of samples and playing around a lot. They sound great right out of the box. Prior to doing his own software Slates samples were industry standard anyways so you know it's at least decent xD
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
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To piggy back on the whole Steven Slate Drums is the best, that really annoying overplayed Train song (Hey Soul Sister) uses one of the kicks from SSD virtually unprocessed. Not to say that its a good song, it just goes to show the quality of the samples.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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yeah. steven slate drums.

but make sure you learn how to route each piece of the drum set out into their own separate buses in w/e DAW youre using. bc then u can compress, eq, or do whatevz to each piece as desired.

I do this and they sound crazy real! i only have the $100 version... deff steven slate man.

PLUS, the steven slate forum is visited by steven slate himself, and he answers many questions about the program and what not. who else does that!?

damn, steven should pay me for all this!

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I just can't wait for them to update the player to allow window resizing... his samples are awesome but the player lacks some basic functionality.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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The problem with most drum programs is that they're stuck onto a pice of music with which they have no connection. The best drums parts must be treated to fit the song. Case in point -- this was played entirely on the M1 keyboard. It sounds real because it's what a drummer would do, not because of any particular program. http://soundcloud.com/nelson-montana/thank-you
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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I recommend SD2.0. I have it and it has potential of producing some badass drum sounds. It does cost money, but you wont get anything uh-mazing for free. It would be quite close to your 200e budget.

Tbh this
I mean, if you've got a Midi Keyboard you should be fine with this
Or IF you are lucky and have an electronic drumkit you'll be sorted
These things are brilliant with this, superior drummer can actually measure your hit strength and similar things and put them into your DAW (it's awesome)
Plus with all the mic availability and also the different drums, cymbals and shizzle, it's awesome

Naturally you can do this with EZdrummer
However, not as many mic's and such, and also a much smaller size of cymbals and stuff
You could always get expansion packs for it!
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