I'm not sure why everyone was so negative about this plug-in. It did exactly what it was supposed to do, which is simply play back drum samples with some small tweaking. I used it for years with excellent results. Overpriced perhaps, but you were really paying for the drum samples.
I know these reviews are from yesteryear and the plug-in is out of date, but I have to question what some of these people were smoking.
Everyone says what were (Steinberg) thinking. I'm thinking what was I thinking. Horrible value for money, the Wizzo kits are nice.
Not being able to easily create your own kit? What was I thinking? Shareware kicks it's ass. Freeware does too. I realize this was about all that was available initially but that's no excuse for the stupid design. What was I thinking when I actually bought this?
Pros: it works, Wizzo kits are worth some of the cost Cons: terrible value for money, bad design for making new kits, arrogance to charge substatial money for new kits, beaten in quality and ease of use by freeware.
Editing a text file to create kits. Come on, for those of us that bought this we're almost as much to blame as Steinberg. I feel like a chump admitting I bought this plugin.Read Review
Pro: + some good drumkits included + further drumkits available
Con: - creating own drumkits is very complicated - unflexible - out of time - replaced by MarkII - much too late
This was also one of my first VSTi's I bought in Spring 2000. Around this time it was probably the best VSTi drum module available, sample-based with velocity layers.
But time has changed, and now with competitors like DR-008, RmIII, Battery or Attack there is no longer a reason to buy the LM-4, except maybe for the good included Wizoo drumkits and to use other available LM-4 kits (free+commercial).
To create your own drumkits, you have to edit text files and pray that you made no mistake. There are free/shareware kit editors around, but I haven't found them usefull.
Since around Dec/2001 it's no longer available and replaced by the successor LM-4 MarkII which improved some things (but came in my opinion much too late).Read Review
I'll risk breaking the "This Sucks" rule. This VSTi is a total "POS". When the only positive is that the included 3rd party drum kits are good, you know something is fishy. Buggy, uneditable (is that a word?), unsupported and overpriced. Save your money, get a decent VSTi DM and get the Wizoo kits seperately.Read Review