Best software Drum Kit?

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  1. drdigital

    drdigital SS.org Regular

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    any recommendations on a software drum kit for beginner to start using?

    thanks
     
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    Sennheiser Drummic'a is free
    EZDrummer
    Superior Drummer
    GetGood Drums
    Perfect Drums
    Fredman Digital Drums
    Addictive Drums
    Slate Digital Drums

    Take your pick. You got a ton of options.
     
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    awesome. thanks for the response! are they all pretty equal or is there one or two you recommend i start with?
     
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    EZ Drummer is really good if you’re looking for sounds that aren’t “raw” in the sense that you need to do a ton of work when it comes to eq’ing and tweaking them to sit well in a mix.

    Superior Drummer is a bit more complicated in terms of having to eq and applying different effects to get them to sound good, but if you want total control over your drum sounds, it’s also a good choice.

    Getgood Drums are nice, but I feel they have a hard time working well outside of a metal context.

    I’m by no means an expert at any of this and only have experience with those three so take that for what you will.
     
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    axxessdenied :: 2077 ::

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    Need to know what what you want to do to give a proper recommendation... I don't want to just recommend what I like as we might be going for totally different sounds.

     
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    drdigital SS.org Regular

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    cool, thanks for the info Quantum...

    axxess - some form of using it as a backing drum and some recording
     
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    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    What style of music do you want to play?

    What's your budget?

    What DAW are you going to be running them in?
     
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    Steven Slate Drums will offer you the most flexibility if you want to work in different genres.
     
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    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    I dunno... Superior 3 is pretty damn flexible
     
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    And even 2 was pretty damned flexible if you supplimented the stock Avatar kit (which was a very clean, polished, pop/hard rock kit) with one or two additional kits. I've been VERY impressed with Superior 3 so far though - I haven't done much work with it in heavier contexts yet, but I'll try to get some clips of softer stuff I've done up in the next week or so.
     
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    billinder33 SS.org Regular

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    Superior Drummer is amazing. Easy to use, has great tools like Tap-to-Find, a really excellent MIDI editor, and great sounding internal FX.

    Biggest downside is that it's not cheap, and it's over 500G for the complete install, so you'd need either a large internal drive or an external... added cost and storage pain if your running 100% SSD.
     
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    Superior Drummer 3 also costs 400+ to buy where SSD5 is like $150 and regularly on sale for $99...
     

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