Drum libraries ready to go

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ilwoody
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40 posts since 18 Mar, 2018

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:06 pm

Hello guys

I use Cubase Pro 5 with Groove Agent SE. I'm not really happy with the drum sound selection. I know there are plenty of resourses around but it's really challenging to try them all, so I'd like to ask for your insight.

What are good drums libraries, that are ready and good without a lot of touching? I know about Superior Drummer, but I don't really need all this extra staff. Just some good selection of drums set, snare, kick etc... for pop/soul/r'n'b music (no electro/tekno stuff).

Thank you for your help

anomandaris1
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305 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:25 am

Ez drummer and Steven Slate drums. Probably many Kontakt libraries - there is an endless sea of Kontakt libraries...

Edit: I don't think much modern pop/rnb etc uses realistic drums, it sounds like drum machine/vst samples.

Kinh
KVRian
1239 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:46 am

If you upgrade to Komplete 11 you'll get all the kits which will give you a huge selection of one shots and drums. Otherwise Battery has a massive library of samples

replicant X
KVRist
202 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 am

Buy Groove Agent 5.
Groove Agent SE is not Groove Agent at all.
Since 2012, I lost 5 softwares that use online activation and the developers disappeared.

JiggSaw
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47 posts since 28 Jun, 2004

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 am

Based on what you're looking for... Wave Alchemy Drumvolution

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evilantal
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885 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:42 pm

If you have Kontakt, umLaut Audio's uBEAT Hip Hop is great
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Gamma-UT
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4887 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:53 am

JiggSaw wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 am
Based on what you're looking for... Wave Alchemy Drumvolution
Yeah, er, no:
OP wrote:for pop/soul/r'n'b music (no electro/tekno stuff).

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Gamma-UT
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4887 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:03 am

anomandaris1 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:25 am
Ez drummer and Steven Slate drums. Probably many Kontakt libraries - there is an endless sea of Kontakt libraries...

Edit: I don't think much modern pop/rnb etc uses realistic drums, it sounds like drum machine/vst samples.

I think you were right first time: a quick look at their post history suggests OP seems more interested in traditional pop/soul than 2019 Top 30.

If not EZ Drummer, then it may probably mean using full Kontakt. Handheld MAD RocknFunk and Realitone's Realidrums are good candidates for drums that don't need a lot of work. Realidrums is a Kontakt Player library so doesn't need full Kontakt. MAD does need full Kontakt IIRC.

Or do the upgrade to Groove Agent 5 as mentioned above.

JiggSaw
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47 posts since 28 Jun, 2004

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:31 pm

Gamma-UT wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:53 am
JiggSaw wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 am
Based on what you're looking for... Wave Alchemy Drumvolution
Yeah, er, no:
OP wrote:for pop/soul/r'n'b music (no electro/tekno stuff).
Just curious... have you used it? It absolutely has sounds and kits geared toward pop, soul, and r&b. Just listen to demos on the page.

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Aloysius
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24451 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:14 pm

Native Instruments - Battery 4

Disclaimer - I'm not sure what passes for pop/soul/r'n'b music these days.
Hi-de-Hi!

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plexuss
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3314 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:42 pm

You mentioned drum libraries. However people are posting libraries and their associated players. So, with that, I will recommend BFD3. I recently put together a couple tracks that demo BFD. Here they are. The nice thing about BFD is that it also comes with a lot of patterns. These tracks are made with some of the factory patterns. BFD not only plays back the samples but also determines the right articulations to play depending on what is going on in the pattern. It's very effective...

https://soundcloud.com/musicofplexus/jazz-kit/s-CcCfW

https://soundcloud.com/musicofplexus/fa ... ng/s-jRmbU

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Gamma-UT
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4887 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Drum libraries ready to go

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:52 am

JiggSaw wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Gamma-UT wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:53 am
JiggSaw wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 am
Based on what you're looking for... Wave Alchemy Drumvolution
Yeah, er, no:
OP wrote:for pop/soul/r'n'b music (no electro/tekno stuff).
Just curious... have you used it? It absolutely has sounds and kits geared toward pop, soul, and r&b. Just listen to demos on the page.
I've got Drumvolution. If you put the word "future" in front of all those, then yes. But the OP's post history and the fact they were looking at Superior Drummer as well as the no electro/tekno thing says to me they are after more acoustic sounds - ie oldskool soul and pop.

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