crazysam23_Atax
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Looking for some free basic drums VSTs (or whatever). I just want something where I can set the tempo and have it go. It'd be cool if the toms, kick, snare, overhead, & room were all individual VSTs or something, so I can add EQ adjustments and possibly reverb to the individual parts of the set.


Any ideas, guys? I'd really don't have the cash to actually buy a nice drum program.
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Nice drum programs aren't THAT pricey. I think about $30-40 will get you a basic version of SSD4.

Though I know there are some free ones out there, but I just can't remember what they're called.
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crazysam23_Atax
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Quote by ChemicalFire
Nice drum programs aren't THAT pricey. I think about $30-40 will get you a basic version of SSD4.

I'll have to look that up. That's not a bad price.
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Quote by kyle62
- Drummix Beta
- MDrummer Lite
- Drumcore Free
- Jamstix

There are also some nice soundfonts out there. Personally I think Drummix is fantastic.

I'm gonna try out MDrummer Small (basically the newest version of "Lite"). If it has stuff I like, I may just go with that. Otherwise, I may buy SSD4 Custom, because I liked the sounds of their kits (even if they are a bit over-polished).

Edit:
Just gonna buy SSD4. It's $40 for several quality drum sets. MDrummer Small is basically incredibly limited (because they want you to buy MDrummer Large), in that I can barely edit anything. It also sounds like garbage. Drummix is nice, but is $200. SSD4 is my best bet, I'd say.
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Wh...wh...what? It's free, and even the newer paid versions are only £30 or so!

It said you could buy the whole thing for $200. The free version it said lasted 7days or so.
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Quote by crazysam23_Atax
It said you could buy the whole thing for $200. The free version it said lasted 7days or so.

I don't know what you're looking at, but that's not the same one I'm talking about!

http://www.bluenoiseplugins.com/plugins/drummix/

The Beta Edition is completely free, while their premium ones are only $20 (total bargain).
T4D
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giveToon Tracks Ezdrummer a try you can get it on special for $75 when a sale is on.

the reason i like this is the the workflow browsing beats dropping midi into the time line and the extra midi packs you can get for it are GREAT for a guitarist who just wants a beat to fit the tune.

I've brought many midi packs so far and had many a great weekend jamming over the new Midi ( & cheaper then a box of beer

I thought the sound was very good in EZdrummer BUT when I moved up to Superior Drummer WOW even better !! and all the midi still works

just a idea, SSD4 does look good i have not used it.
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giveToon Tracks Ezdrummer a try you can get it on special for $75 when a sale is on.

the reason i like this is the the workflow browsing beats dropping midi into the time line and the extra midi packs you can get for it are GREAT for a guitarist who just wants a beat to fit the tune.

I've brought many midi packs so far and had many a great weekend jamming over the new Midi ( & cheaper then a box of beer

I thought the sound was very good in EZdrummer BUT when I moved up to Superior Drummer WOW even better !!

I don't like the sound of EZDrummer - it comes across as far too fake and 'plastic' to be used in serious productions. But it's one hell of a songwriting tool!
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Quote by kyle62
I don't like the sound of EZDrummer - it comes across as far too fake and 'plastic' to be used in serious productions. But it's one hell of a songwriting tool!



I was happy with the EZdrummer sound and really enjoyed the songwriting workflow with it,.. but I have to agree once I got Superior Drummer I looked back at the EZdrummer with a I can't beleave Superior Drummer sounds so SO much better.

Drumkit From Hell & Metal Machine Did give EZdrummer better sound BUT Superior Drummer is well Superior !! and then you add The Metal Foundry for SD and WOW !!

( maybe Ezdrummer maybe work great with the Ezmixer series from toontracks ? )
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The only part of EZDrummer people seem to like is MetalMachine. The rest of it is ass and considering SSD4 is only $100 I don't see why you'd even consider EZDrummer as an option.
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Quote by ChemicalFire
The only part of EZDrummer people seem to like is MetalMachine. The rest of it is ass and considering SSD4 is only $100 I don't see why you'd even consider EZDrummer as an option.


half the reason I liked EZDrummer/Superior Drummer is the midi library song writing, researching, reviewing and arranging beats etc ,. and being able to buy more libraries.

good sound is Important YES ( the other half of the reason why i use it and upgrade to Superior Drummer ) but additional to that is having a good beat library and writing workflow makes it major feature for me as a guitarist.

sorry I could find any youtube on the workflow in SSD4 what is it like for that in reaper protools etc ? and how big is the and beat library and it's reviewing workflow ?
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Superior Drummer+expansions - If you know what you're doing or want to learn what you're doing
Ezdrummer(metal machine)/SSD - If you want good "ready to use" sounds

If you want free ones I think your best bet would be to find some good samples across the internet. You will get a very good sound out of them but your options will probably be limited like only hard hits etc. If you play metal/rock you might get away with it.
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ChemicalFire
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Quote by T4D
half the reason I liked EZDrummer/Superior Drummer is the midi library song writing, researching, reviewing and arranging beats etc ,. and being able to buy more libraries.

good sound is Important YES ( the other half of the reason why i use it and upgrade to Superior Drummer ) but additional to that is having a good beat library and writing workflow makes it major feature for me as a guitarist.

sorry I could find any youtube on the workflow in SSD4 what is it like for that in reaper protools etc ? and how big is the and beat library and it's reviewing workflow ?


It's beat library isn't exactly stellar... but since I can write my own beats no problem I don't see it as an issue. To me it sounds better than SD2 (having used both) and it's far less of a resource hog. To me it's a no brainer.
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