Great, natural sounding drums from software/tracking: how?
June 2, 2006 11:23 AM Subscribe
I want a fake drummer who doesn't sound fake, on the cheap. Drum samples and software ideas: help me out!
posted by cortex to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I want good, exciting, natural-sounding drum tracks on (some of) my recordings.
I have a one-man kitchen table recording studio. 1BR apartment in a complex. Buying drums and learning to play them is not a practical solution.
I have used some drum machines, hardware and software, but nothing fancy. I've used the drum machine in Reason to reasonable effect for synth drums, but for blues/rock/acoustic tracks, the drums sound weak and mechanical.
So what are my options for faking a real drummer on the cheap? I've heard of BDF (from prior AskMes), but that's a few hundred clams. Any alternatives?