#1
Alright, I've been recording guitars/bass for a decent amount of time but I always end up using a drum synth of some sort for my recordings because I don't have a clue as to how to actually get a good drum recording in. So, I guess can someone tell me what the best way to record drums would be, or if its actually better just to use something like easy drummer or another drum simulator.
#2
If you're a mac user, you could use garageband, there are some great loops in there.
Otherwise I suggest you'd stick to simulators, fruity loops is a really good one.