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AdamAldo says

Hey everyone, I’m looking into buying some authentic, real sounding drum software. I’ve heard studio drummer and addictive drums are good. What virtual-instrument plugins would you guys recommend?

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brandonamatias says

Would highly recommend Steven Slate Drum Samples. GREAT sounding drums. A lot of the pros in the industry use his samples to beef up the drums

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matsteiner Envato team says

I use all the Toontrack Drums, I really love them and they sound great TOO!
I’m a reseller for those (among other stuff), probably I could even get you those for a lower price than you get it elsewhere (no problem if in the USA). But we would have to calculate this in case you are interested.

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SoundBevy says

I have been using Addictive Drums and am quite happy with the versatility, I have heard Steven Slate Drum Samples rock as well as Brandon mentioned, haven’ used them personally…. yet. I also use my Alesis DM 10 Studio Kit. You should be pretty satisfied with either SSD Samples or AD. Good luck and look forward to some funky beats.

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Allegro120 says

I use all the Toontrack Drums, I really love them and they sound great TOO!
I’m a reseller for those (among other stuff), probably I could even get you those for a lower price than you get it elsewhere (no problem if in the USA). But we would have to calculate this in case you are interested.

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AdamAldo says

Thanks everyone! I’m going to do some research on each of these and maybe run some demos. Appreciate the insight :)

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JohnWiser says

I use all the Toontrack Drums, I really love them and they sound great TOO!
I’m a reseller for those (among other stuff), probably I could even get you those for a lower price than you get it elsewhere (no problem if in the USA). But we would have to calculate this in case you are interested.

Mat, is there a demo version to try out ToonTrack Drums? They sound fantastic on the site, but like anything, I would like to route them in my pads and give them a run before I buy.

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AdamAldo says

Seems like AD is popular for its user friendly interface and ease of use, however SSD has a superior sound all around. The room sound is better off muted in AD, and I think SSD has more options to choose from. I think I’ve made my choice :)

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matsteiner Envato team says


I use all the Toontrack Drums, I really love them and they sound great TOO!
I’m a reseller for those (among other stuff), probably I could even get you those for a lower price than you get it elsewhere (no problem if in the USA). But we would have to calculate this in case you are interested.
Mat, is there a demo version to try out ToonTrack Drums? They sound fantastic on the site, but like anything, I would like to route them in my pads and give them a run before I buy.
No, unfortunately there is no demo version – would be huge files anyway…! But in my experience nobody was disappointed yet! Great sound and very user friendly. You can also download the manual btw. to find out how it’s working. And listen to my tracks :) I used no other Drum yet except the electronic stuff (Stylus RMX), but I have all the expansions (SDX & EZX). I love the “bleed” function very much for controlling how much the microphones “bleed”, e.g. how much HiHat or Snare you have on the Overhead and also the great Grooves coming with it, so I don’t play all myself, especially not the fills (since I’m not a drummer…). With it’s 32 PlugIn Audio Outputs it’s a great joy to mix each single element in your DAW instead in the Drum PlugIn – it’s like mixing a real drum.
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lion-audio says

I really need to mention bfd2 in this thread here. i Know AD and consider bfd2 superior by faaaar. it doesn’t get any better than this, i think, if you are into natural sounding drums, configuration-ease and “playability”. cheers

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