2021 - Favorite Drum Software?

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KVRAF
2409 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:08 am

Yeah, i'm sure i'll buy it for $19. The map looks improved.

KVRian
732 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:12 am

Any reason to get Atlas (2) as an XO user?

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KVRian
1157 posts since 17 Jul, 2007 from Baghdad-Iq

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:22 am

gondii wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:12 am
Any reason to get Atlas (2) as an XO user?
Right now, no need.
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KVRAF
2409 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:23 am

gondii wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:12 am
Any reason to get Atlas (2) as an XO user?
Atlas will give you a truly random kit which XO doesn't.

KVRist
93 posts since 3 Sep, 2005 from Venezuela

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:15 pm

Besides how good a drums programmable instrument can be, I think that one of the most appreciated qualities is that its sequencer has MIDI output to be able to play the programmed patterns with other drum sound plugins (sampler, drum romplers etc).

This is featured natively in Strike, PlayBeat, Drumazone, DrumComputer and many others.
But also there are some (great) drums machines that don't allow that although they do allow exporting MIDI data in the DAW.

Could a list be made here classifying those that don't have MIDI output and those that do?
This could be useful because this feature is not always documented or is a hidden resource.

I'm talking about real time MIDI data transmission from the internal sequencer.
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11914 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:52 pm

Ujam's drums all have drag 'n' drop of patterns into a piano roll, does that count?
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KVRAF
2116 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:04 pm

Favourite Drum Software ?

BFD3...

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KVRist
93 posts since 3 Sep, 2005 from Venezuela

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:27 pm

BONES wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:52 pm
Ujam's drums all have drag 'n' drop of patterns into a piano roll, does that count?
Yes, Ujam BM and VD are wonderful tools in their own right, and although they don't transmit MIDI in real time (AFIK) their drag 'n' drop ability is impressive! an incredibly fast and effective way to share its grooves with other drum sound sources.

Although I think they are so good at their own grooves that you don't think much about playing them with others, except between themselves, for example I usually import and exchange MIDI data between them. haven't you tried the VD DEEP patterns with BM Glory? or the BM HYPE ones with VD SOLID?
With a little bit of MIDI note and velocity adjustments you get very interesting results!
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11914 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:56 pm

No, I mostly program them from the sequencer in my host, or I use one of their patterns as a basic beat and manually add more hits over the top. I don't have any of the ones you mentioned but I reckon I've got all the others - BM Nemesis (my favourite), BM Eden, BM Dope, BM Vice and VD Heavy (second favourite). I've tried the others but they're not my kind of thing. I don't like Dope much, either, but it was free. They are the only drums I use now, except for Ferrum (Kontakt instrument). They make things so much easier than Battery or Groove Agent and they sound absolutely top-notch with almost no effort from me.
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KVRAF
1727 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:52 am

Jazzguitar wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Besides how good a drums programmable instrument can be, I think that one of the most appreciated qualities is that its sequencer has MIDI output to be able to play the programmed patterns with other drum sound plugins (sampler, drum romplers etc).

This is featured natively in Battery, Strike, PlayBeat, Drumazone, DrumComputer and many others.
Battery has a sequencer? Where is it?

I've been using Microtonic to drive Battery sometimes.

KVRer
6 posts since 15 Aug, 2015

Post Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:28 am

Octave_Jumper wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 12:26 pm
neverenoughfunk wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:17 am
no one uses Ik Multimedia's MODO Drums?

 
Yeah, I like it a lot. For my beats I usually use Sitala + Sononym sample manager / XLN XO / random chopped up loops but it's been fun getting into acoustic kits with MODO. A lot of cool, varied presets to explore and a nice amount of things to tweak. You can definitely get a really impressive sound out of it and I think the interface is pretty good.

 
I also own MODO Drum which I like but is too intensive on the CPU. I have an Motu M4 and even with a buffer size of 512, I still get crackle and pop when using it in Presonus Studio One.
I always go back to my Addictive Drum.
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KVRist
93 posts since 3 Sep, 2005 from Venezuela

Post Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:34 am

imrae wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:52 am
Jazzguitar wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Besides how good a drums programmable instrument can be, I think that one of the most appreciated qualities is that its sequencer has MIDI output to be able to play the programmed patterns with other drum sound plugins (sampler, drum romplers etc).

This is featured natively in Battery, Strike, PlayBeat, Drumazone, DrumComputer and many others.
Battery has a sequencer? Where is it?

I've been using Microtonic to drive Battery sometimes.

Yes, you're right, Battery falls into the category of drum sampler with not built-in sequencer. Correction done, Thanks.

Microtonic is great, and has a unique sonorous personality, but today I prefer the magic of DrumComputer and Rob Papen Punch2 for pure electronic drums sounds.
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KVRAF
4098 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:36 pm

Ive been sleeping on microtonic.
Tried drumcomputer vs microtonic recently and somehow Drum Computer kicks are bit flabby and hats are never really sharp.
I like it, but kinda feel like microtonic is better for more straight synth drum sounds - somehow harder to make it sound bad.
Although i like sample layering in DC, its kind of a nuissance because they dont get saved with the project - so i prefer sticking to logic’s quicksampler for that.

We’ll see if i can get a market license before my trial runs out.

Also new microtonic skins are gorgeous.
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KVRAF
3983 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:48 pm

Microtonic always sounds great with minimal effort I think, it's got to be one of the best available imo.
Even after all these years...

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KVRAF
6949 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:58 pm

pekbro wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:48 pm
Microtonic always sounds great with minimal effort I think, it's got to be one of the best available imo.
Even after all these years...
Their machine learned retro patches really shows how flexible this little one is. I used to think it had its own distinctive sound but it doesn’t have to.

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