I love drums but not having any E-drum yet, so I might as well go ahead one step at the time and see what are the best deals and research some more of my real needs. But it really depends on your workflow and style. Are the sounds that come with Studio Drummer comparable? These Search features were designed to model how a real drummer would figure out parts and variations if given suggestions for a beat, and Toontrack nailed it. I cannot buy several of these things above. Say, you fancy Beatles-flavoured music. This extensive twiddling of parameters lead nowhere for me. I prefer to work this way with my drum virtual instruments as I like to use plug-ins in Pro Tools to shape the tone of my drum tracks.
And wait it out for a great sale! I find it remarkably effective at the later, and as I learn more about tweaking it, the former is getting pretty darned good to. So really, unless you've got a negative bias against industry leaders, there's just no reason to avoid Superior 2. If you want something that's more aimed at being able to just get in there, load up a kit, drag in some grooves, etc. For adding some additional ghost notes or just humanizing the playing a bit, I would love for them to add this to Superior. Place the Opening Hit icon over a kit piece to hear an instrument, such as a crash cymbal, play on the first beat of groove. The high ceiling, the dense walls and carefully designed diffusers produce a natural and sonically balanced reverb that allow the drums to be loud and present in your mix without ever taking over.
If you cannot post, please visit for your solution. But there are times where I just want to change the snare and that makes a significant difference to the overall sound. The samples in both the standard and Blackbird sets do sadly have an Achilles heal, I find that neither can achieve subtle dynamics very well. It's easy to get started with, but has a lot of features to work with if you want to dive in deeper. I don't have negative experiences with Kontakt so far, aside from that there is always an octave in notation between Kontakt kezboard and Mixcraft keyboard. I own Reason Drum Kits 2 and I've gotten some good results out of it, but it takes a lot of labor to get it to fit well in a mix, since the patches start out very dry and I'm not impressed with its preset style kits.
There are also additional midi grooves available for sale at the Toontrack site. I own Reason Drum Kits 2 and I've gotten some good results out of it, but it takes a lot of labor to get it to fit well in a mix, since the patches start out very dry and I'm not impressed with its preset style kits. I have version one and it's fine. My advise is go and listen to the different packs. In the Mixer, you can mute, solo, and alter the panning of each instrument and effects track. I've tried or own Superior 2. And no, I don't work for them.
I have read alot and checked youtube videos abit. But that's just one stubborn old farts opinion. The sounds are pre-processed for the intention of quickly producing ready to use sounds, not really for the advanced producer acquainted with producing his or her own flavor of drum sounds. I have ez2 and like it but the sounds aren't that tweak able. In fact the clip in my signature is the kit I am talking about, and thats basically how it sounds coming straight out of Superior.
Roots is fantastic and seems right up your alley but it is Superior Drummer. As such, rules and standards of conduct will be applied that help keep this forum functioning as the owners desire. Perhaps I'll pick up Superior down the road to remaster once I have a decent amount of originals to put out there. But if I was recording seriously with it id go superior. I have to admit that out of all the virtual instruments, I have a real addiction to drum libraries. That said, the stock Avatar kit that comes with S2. Too many possibilities and endless drum kits mix and match, not really my cup of tea.
It comes down to how much you want to tweak. Be sure to check out their Komplete 10 bundle as well as this is where you get the most bang for you buck. From there, you can edit, add, or rearrange the grooves to taste. For now though, I'm going to focus on making some backing tracks to get a feel for it. Drumasonic actually has few different kit pieces to choose and that's it - i like that.
So what is the better option? If you want the best sound and the best control over the sound, Superior is the way to go. To ensure unparalleled realism and dynamics, each instrument was multi-sampled and processed in different tempos, preserving the subtle nuances of the pre-hits essential in making especially shakers and tambourines come to life. Basic, unprocessed kits are available, as well as configurations with titles such as Tight, Metal, DiscoPop, Levee, and LoFi Tape, which offer tuning, instrument choices, and effects that fit a specific vibe. I asked them and they said it was particularly tailored to work with a standard kit. I don't really care about the preset grooves and arranger functions so much since I'm used to sequencing it all out manually. The only issue I have with the library is that some of the crashes are choked before they fully decay. Content Is King Under the Drum tab, you can select from two Modern and two Vintage kits.
More than enough to lead you down the rabbit hole chasing the perfect drum sound, instead of writing music. Lots of ways to create your own kits with different velocities and such also. The thing that was important to me as I think of the items on the list was how it impacts my song writing process. I also record for fun. But I do not yet have any E-drums to play on so it will be finger playing on midi keys.
The acoustic drum sounds are quality, and have a mixer built in to the plugin so you can tweak the sounds on its own. It includes two sets of very punchy dry kits. After all, I'm not a drummer, so I think the humanize functions and adding ghost notes and such will come in very handy. At the same time, it also give you another way to edit the patterns and musical information outside of the plugin itself. Pretty much how drummers will bring their own snare but play on whatever kit is available at a gig. Oh yeah, picked up Metal! But yeah, it's not really the kind of thing I'm usually after.