#1
Every pre recorded drum loop from every loop pedal/keyboard I have heard sounds kinda tinny and fake.

Does anyone know of a cheap/good sample pad that I can use to get livelier sounding drums?
This could include midi fighters.
#2
why don't you take the sample into your DAW and beef it up a bit. layer it, eq it, add some reverb, etc. i mean, in modern production, raw drums are a bit thin compared to "protool'd" drums.