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  • 14 Best Plug-In Drum Machines

    http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/the-14-best-vst-plug-in-drum-machines-in-the-world-today-410653
    Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

  • #2
    This is my favorite, though it's only for Ableton:

    http://www.ableton.com/drum-machines
    Hard: JP-8000, MC-505, R3, microSTATION, Moog Theremin, miniKP, Ineko, Bitrman
    Soft: Ableton Live 8, Korg Legacy Collection, FM8, D16 Classic Boxes/SilverLine Collection

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    • #3
      Thanks for posting this! I've been looking at more and more drumming solutions.
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      • #4
        I KNEW Battery was going to be number one. But to put all those sample based machines over the D16 plugs and uTonic?
        Synths: TT-303 . Analog Four . Octatrack . uWave II . Monotribe . Monotron Delay . MonotronDrum Machines: Machinedrum UWmkI . Vermona Kick LancetNew DJ Mix - AcidTed - Question Everything

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        • #5
          My vote went in for the D16 TR emulations which came in 10th. The spreadsheet look of Battery is the main reason why I DIDN'T like it. Lol.
          Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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          • #6
            Thanks for posting this! I've been looking at more and more drumming solutions.


            Your welcome. I was looking for a software based more live drummer solution myself. I use STylus but I'n not a big fan of it.
            Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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            • #7
              wow i'm surprised battery was number one. i've had it for years but it would never play nice with my mpd 32. maybe i should revisit the manual or something. plus ez drummer and all that > ?

              generally i use esx24 and/or ultrabeat in logic and i'll use one shot samples in the arrange window.

              driven drum machines, gold baby, and countless other kits are usually quicker and easier to use as drag & drop + copy & paste than loading them into a sampler plug-in like battery and using midi. my 2c

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              • #8
                no AudioDamage... this list is irrelevant.

                jk but they should be on this list.
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                • #9
                  Nerve looks really fun to use, but the price... and I'm not into a lot of digital drum synthesis so much. Been looking at FXp Geist and the new Spark by Arturia.
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                  "It’s got to reflect a personality, rather than a quantized performance. Despite the technological revolution that’s been going on over the past few years, it’s not like we’re sitting around saying, ‘Wow... much better records are being made.’” - Atticus Ross


                  Pumps from my Heart {+}{}{+}{} Filtered through my Mind ~-~->

                  But yet I need more Cowbell



                  if you never read my signature, you'll never know how I sign my name

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                  • #10
                    Nerve looks really fun to use, but the price... and I'm not into a lot of digital drum synthesis so much. Been looking at FXp Geist and the new Spark by Arturia.


                    Heard good things about Geist. I'd go for it if I didn't use Logic.
                    Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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                    • #11
                      I love Izotopes iDrum along with the Goldbaby expansion...so cheap, so simple, so perfect

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                      • #12
                        Battery is like Reaktor for drums, with all of the control and sample manipulation options available; it really is amazing, and the level of detail it provides someone really wanting to sink their teeth in at a very granular level is phenomenal.
                        A Gadibus usque ad Auroram

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                        • #13
                          no AudioDamage... this list is irrelevant.

                          jk but they should be on this list.


                          No LinPlug RMV or NI Maschine (okay Maschine is not sold as a plugin independent of the controller) either. I think that RMV is pretty darned good really. It has some very nice features like automatic velocity mapping for a set of samples on a pad using a choice of different curves.

                          Audio Damage Tattoo deserves a mention for its ease of use, sound, and external control. Axon is cool but too niche.
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                          ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

                          G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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                          • #14
                            iDrum and Audio Damage were on the vote list but didn't make the cut fellas.
                            Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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                            • #15
                              Maybe I missed it but I didn't see any mention of MOTU's BPM 1.5 either. On paper it looks stunning with 19GB of sounds including the samples from most every important hardware drum machine ever released - all recorded at 24/96! Any thoughts on this from anybody? Thinking of pulling the trigger - regardless of how good the UI is, just to have that sample library available!

                              http://www.motu.com/products/software/BPM

                              Doc

                              EDIT:
                              OOPS - didn't look close enough but surprised it came in so far back. Any idea why?
                              Currently employed: Korg Kronos/61, Korg CX-3 v2, Korg Radias w/kb, Roland Fantom-S/61, Roland D-550, Yamaha MU100r, Kawai K4r, a bunch o' guitars with a couple of amps, a few pedals, ASUS G74SX PC with 12 GB/7.5TB/Win7-64bit running Sonar X1 with a few NI soft-synths.

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