Recommend a cheap but good Drum vst

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KVRAF
2460 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:01 am

MPC Beats is free software from Akai. https://www.akaipro.com/mpc-beats

It is also a VST plugin, as well as a standalone app.
EXPLORE MPC BEATS
  • 16 PADS FOR TRIGGERING DRUM SAMPLES AND LOOPS

    PIANO ROLL TO RECORD MIDI NOTES

    SAMPLE EDITOR TO CHOP & EDIT

    BROWSER TO SEARCH & SELECT SOUNDS

    INFORMATION SECTION TO SELECT AND NAVIGATE BETWEEN TRACKS
From the moment you install MPC Beats, you're ready to start creating. Remix one of the included songs, or start off with a genre template like Trap, Dance, Pop and more. Start fresh and select from 2GB worth of content, including samples, loops, and built-in virtual instrument plugins to craft your sound.
https://youtu.be/Muwqi1W_FBw
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KVRian
1433 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:15 am


KVRian
507 posts since 17 Nov, 2015 from Yuma

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:43 am

get stix cm from the according magazine issue
get groove cm from the according magazine issue - if its still available, cos its abandoned now.
get boom by air - its affordable and often on sale
get nepheton by d16 from a beat-magazine issue - if its still available and you still want the 808^^
get breaktweaker by izotope - its weird^^ and often on sale
get tremor demo - though its 30min timelimited and no save its great enough
get exd-80 for free

the whole package you get from approx. 20bucks alltogether or so?

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KVRAF
3940 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:13 am

AIR Drum Machine Legends Pack (Save over 90%) £9.99 Ilok
https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/au ... chine-pack
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

KVRist

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345 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:22 pm

What sort of sounds does Boom and the 500 have? That deal is great, but from waht I can hear they are more dancey/techno oriented, which, while great, isn't really what I'm after. Thanks.

KVRAF
2460 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:02 pm

AIR Drumsynth 500 is an interesting toy that I got on sale from Akai for really cheap ($10). The 2 sampler channels pushed me in, because I figured that might be handy to have. Sale is over and is back to $150 now...

Here's a quick overview:
https://youtu.be/DH2eattBbkM
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KVRist

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345 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:45 am

The deal is really good, but I'm not sure that kind of sound is waht I'm after. But I might take a punt

KVRist
163 posts since 8 Dec, 2014

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:28 am

If you want a decent sound design engine that is fast, I would safe some money and get UVI Drum Designer or Sonic Charge Microtonic (there are alot of other tools in the Microtonic category people like). Else you can just use a synth like Phaseplant, Serum or what have you to design your own drums. If you want samples, I would buy this https://samplesfrommars.com/products/al ... -from-mars when its on sale (used to be 30$ for all the samples during fall sales).

edit: btw. I'm selling a copy of Polyplex for 30€ in the marketplace, right now, maybe that one strikes your fancy? Could be. It's actually pretty fast and fun and the sounds have a good variety to them: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... /polyplex/

KVRian
507 posts since 17 Nov, 2015 from Yuma

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:14 am

ghostwhistler wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:22 pm
What sort of sounds does Boom and the 500 have? That deal is great, but from waht I can hear they are more dancey/techno oriented, which, while great, isn't really what I'm after. Thanks.
usual sounds. nothing very exciting.

if you want other sounds than the usual supsects take breaktweaker and stix cm. breaktweaker is the more crazy stuff goin on. but generally speaking, why not using some glitchmachines plugins on regular sounding drummachines, if you want to sound more electronica or even experimental?
even tremor is good to go, running a 30min session and rendering out the drumsequence works fine too. so here is my subsumtion:

breaktweaker for the really crazy stuff
stix cm for the very versatility
[tremor for its synthetic drum sound. if you dont bother the 30min no save].
plus take some plugins like arturia minifilter, glitchmachines, izotopes stutter edit and trash, tantra by dimitri sches etc etc to mangle that stuff into smithereens for a few bucks or even free :D and here have it from normal to absoluetly bizarre

KVRist

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345 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:35 am

anttimaatteri wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:14 am
ghostwhistler wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:22 pm
What sort of sounds does Boom and the 500 have? That deal is great, but from waht I can hear they are more dancey/techno oriented, which, while great, isn't really what I'm after. Thanks.
usual sounds. nothing very exciting.

if you want other sounds than the usual supsects take breaktweaker and stix cm. breaktweaker is the more crazy stuff goin on. but generally speaking, why not using some glitchmachines plugins on regular sounding drummachines, if you want to sound more electronica or even experimental?
even tremor is good to go, running a 30min session and rendering out the drumsequence works fine too. so here is my subsumtion:

breaktweaker for the really crazy stuff
stix cm for the very versatility
[tremor for its synthetic drum sound. if you dont bother the 30min no save].
plus take some plugins like arturia minifilter, glitchmachines, izotopes stutter edit and trash, tantra by dimitri sches etc etc to mangle that stuff into smithereens for a few bucks or even free :D and here have it from normal to absoluetly bizarre
I'd be looking for kits more like the Linn. I have the Jinn drum which is very good, but a little weak sounding (probably just needs mixing).

KVRist

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345 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:35 am

excuse me please wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:15 am
BPB Cassette Drums (free):

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2016/1 ... chine-vst/
very good

KVRAF
2460 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:21 pm

Well if you are into modular: https://docs.cherryaudio.com/misfit-aud ... -sequencer

Included in the Voltage Modular Core (90+ modules) + Electro Drums (15 modules) bundle. Currently on sale for $50. Includes 551 Core presets, plus 94 Electro Drums presets. https://store.cherryaudio.com/bundles/v ... ctro-drums

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KVRian
766 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:52 pm

Full Bucket Pops.
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Free old school KORG drum machine from the 1960s.

https://www.fullbucket.de/music/bucketpops.html
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

KVRAF
8143 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:43 am

ghostwhistler wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am
I have Djinn drum which is a really good Linn emulation.

I have another an 808 emulation, which was free and is also pretty good.

I also have the drumkits that come with the M1 vst.

What I'd like is something electronic but not dancey dancey (like the 808, don't really need another). Not really looking for a perfect real drum kit emulation either.

Must be affordable. Around £30 or so (license transfers can be included).

I don't really know drum synths.
ProteusVX is a free general purpose rompler that has many fine drumkits.
The sound collection needs to be loaded from the file menu. Once the plugin is installed and loaded, the soundbank is:

/home/you/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Creative Professional/E-MU Sound Central/Proteus X Composer v2.0.1.exb

Lot's of other good instruments besides the drums in the collection. I think it's about 75 meg in size.
Cheers

KVRist

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345 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:44 am

Thanks for the recommendations

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