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the best midi drums set/virtual drums??? Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 27th October 2010
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the best midi drums set/virtual drums???

Since I live in an apartment, recording a drum set or loud amps is kind of a problem for me. I've been thinking about getting a midi drum set and using a drum library like EZ drummer or Superior drummer etc.

Right now, I only have Digidesign's Strike, which I personally like sound-wise. Any recommendations on midi sets/virtual drums??
Old 27th October 2010
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Any set of Roland V-Drums (I use an older TD-3 and it works great) along with Superior Drummer 2.0 will never steer you wrong. Realistically though, as long as the drums have a midi out, whatever your flavor for drums sounds will do just fine. I find Superior Drummer 2.0 has a nice clean UI, very easy to setup a kit in SD and map it to your electric kit of choice.
Old 27th October 2010
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Since I live in an apartment, recording a drum set or loud amps is kind of a problem for me. I've been thinking about getting a midi drum set and using a drum library like EZ drummer or Superior drummer etc.

Right now, I only have Digidesign's Strike, which I personally like sound-wise. Any recommendations on midi sets/virtual drums??
You have Strike and you need more?

Very slutty my friend. I saw the videos for Strike and it looked pretty awesome?
Old 27th October 2010
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lol nah, I'm content with Strike, I've just never tried controlling it with a MIDI drumset...I'm assuming this is possible?

I've been noticing that a lot of people use virtual sets for rock/metal. Has anyone out there used em on a folk or jazz recording?
Old 27th October 2010
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Oh, duh, now I understand.

Well there are some interesting suggestions on this thread Cheapest playable midi drum set?

Good luck!
Old 28th October 2010
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Thanks for the link! I think I definitely want to go for an actual MIDI drum set rather than something like DrumKat or anything that doesn't have a drum feel.

Ideally, I want something that DOESN'T include a module for sounds. I don't mind spending a little bit for quality trigger pads on it either.
Old 28th October 2010
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.......and compact is a big plus lol
Old 28th October 2010
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For jazz, you're probably better off just going to a studio with a live kit...

There's so much cymbal nuance that just isn't done well in sampled instruments.
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