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What is a good drum loop vst..

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by robert donithan2, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. robert donithan2

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    I have Cubasele8 and would like to know of a few drum loop vsts that will work in the daw..a vst that has basic 1950's-60's-70's rock loops..some starter (novice) and some fancier..fills and be able to alter add or tailor loops... $40-90 range...just a lot of down to earth basic beats to keep me in time sometimes when I'm learning or recording golden oldies...64bit...
    Let's include country folk rock, ballad rock, folk rock..no more than 2GB total...
     
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  2. suthol

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    Google Drumica it's free and has as many beats as you'll need for now and probably a long time

    This program / samples runs as a VST and takes the tempo from what you have set in the DAW, you can either record a single track or individual drums,

    A couple of shortfalls I have found is there are limited 3/4 options and no brushes
     
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    Hexabuzz Friend of Leo's

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    If you want to alter the drum parts, wouldn't you be better off with something MIDI based instead of loops?

    No worries about tempo matching, etc.

    You should check out EZDrummer 2. It's amazing
     
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    Loopmasters has a free 1G sample pack. I have a whole lot of them that came bundled with a Focusrite interface. Haven't used them on a project yet but I was auditioning them recently and there are a lot of very nice sounding loops and samples there. I can definitely hear the potential in a lot of them. Not sure how many would suit classic rock genres, but hey they're free.
     
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    +1 Yeah, I went through the drum machines, imported drum loops and even creating my own through GarageBand, but once I got EZD2, everything is covered really, really well. I know it is over your budget and it does go on sale once in awhile, but you will be saving money, time and frustration in the long run.
     
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    Beta Monkey was a very good starting point for me.
     
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    I use Superior Drummer 2, but agree that EZ Drummer 2 is worth a hard look if you can scratch up the dollars. It goes on sale for $99 or less at times, and comes with midi loops that are a great starting point.
     
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    I have S2 as well, but the EZ2 upgrade was amazing!
     
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    Another vote for EZD. Audio loops will be great for a week or three, then they'll slowly drive you insane. MIDI is the long-term solution — you can take those loops and alter them to fit your song.
     
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    I'd recommend taking a look at a program called Hydrogen and some public domain or licensed midi drum sets.

    Instead of a few simple loops you could write a complicated score for a piece of music or a simple one.

    The program is free.

    I have a laptop dedicated ( Ubuntu Studio) with Hydrogen, Rosegarden and Ardour.
     
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    I just started to Download DrumMic'a it says 14 hours I have a really fast connection that's just seems to long. Have a iMac
     
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    +1 on Ubuntustudio.org. Hydrogen runs on windows too though. Plus Audacity. LMM2 might as well but it's been a while (I'm 100% Linux for years).

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    It's a huge file @ just under 5G but shouldn't take that long, it runs in Kontakt 5 and that's where you set the channels up
     
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    I use Band in a Box Real Drummer for some songwriting tools.
    Also have one of the Magix packages that has MIDI loops when I want them.
     
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    Beta Monkey has been around for quite awhile now and provide great loops for the price. The drums always sound very natural to me!
     
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    My DAW is Cubase 9 (upgraded from 8 last week). EZDrummer2 is a God send. No more drum programming headaches...stop the madness & just buy this software. Check out Ola Englund's video on programming a song in like 5 minutes with Toontrack EZDrummer & see just how easy it is to get a pro sounding drum track. You can simply import tracks as a stereo 2-channel mix, or individual drum channels into Cubase to manipulate further in your mixdown.
     
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    I downloaded the trial version of ezdrummer2..but after trying Cubasele elements9 trial, I discovered 5,000 or so midiloops, audio loops and presets(they are still showing up in my cubasele8).that cover what I think I want to do for now...ezdrummer2 is alright though, but $149.. I'll have to wait for a sale or find something with a smaller library.. (if that's what makes it cost)..
     
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