While mDrummer is a much more advanced drum VST, Strike 2 is easier to use and just generally more fun. However, both software pale in comparison to Jamstix 4, which is the only virtual drummer and drum VST. I would think Avid would take a hint and at least try to do a little better, but it seems Rayzoon has just made something that cant be replicated and can't be imitated. Strike 2 deserves a 2/5 because any programmer would see how lazy Avid was in making this VST, but because I like it more than mDrummer and find it more useful, I couldn't grade it lower than a 3.
Having the same drag and drop MIDI issues as mentioned in the other reviews. Did much research and can't find a workaround so the MIDI record function seems worthless. Using windows 10 64-bit and reaper. Also seems unable to play gm files from producer loops. Tried moving the notes up and down an octave in the MIDI editor and that did not fix the issue. The sound quality is good, but these MIDI issues are aggravating.
I bought the AIR Instrument pack a few years back, mostly for Strike2. Well, I really do like all of the instruments included in this package except for Strike. It shows so much promise, but it has some serious bugs. For example, triggering fills usually doesn't work well. The fills almost never start when intended. And MIDI export is broken: First you you have to play and record a section, and then drag it into your DAWs' timeline. Even if it records what you intend (which it usually doesn't)- it inserts weird gaps in the timeline.
The problems I describe are not problems with latency, CPU or settings..or anything like that. Others have reported these issues, and they haven't been fixed- for years. And if you install Strike anywhere but the desktop, or want to store Strike's content on an external drive, you may encounter many confusing issues with the installation.
I give the other instruments in the AIR Instrument pack 4 or 5 stars. So the Instrument pack is really very good, but not Strike. The demo videos make it look great. But it just does not work as intended. And fixes and improvements have not been done for a long, long time.
Sorry- can't recommend Strike 2. But I have done a review on KVR about a different drum V.I. that I really like.
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