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Drum soundz

Post by col » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:05 pm

Just wonderin' wether alot of you use drum samples? and if not what vst's do you use for your drum hits?

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Post by ramadanman » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:08 pm

i would have thought that most producers use one hit samples / hits from breaks. i don't think many use vsts to do it, much easier with samples. you save on cpu too

having said that there's programs like stylus

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Post by cardio » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:22 am

i think Microtonic can find a useful place in your dubstep production...

analog-style vst with a digital edge.... the nice thing is that it can mutate from hits into sound effects and back..

It has its own flavour, you wouldnt want to use it for everything.

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Post by 8bitwonder » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:25 am

im a turntabalist so i use never ending breakbeats and sample hip hop records for beats-then take all low end off and put reverb on

then throw a digi kick and snare over the top to give punch

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Post by docwra » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:07 pm

soulseek, sample cd's, records

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Post by shonky » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:11 pm


Found this on Kvr - looks like you've got a drum synth for bass and toms and the rest is sample based, but it includes 560 sounds.

Haven't tried it out yet, but it's free to download so see how you go


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Post by gravious » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:15 pm

I can honestly say it never occured to me to use anyhting but samples for drums!

Most of the synths I have used have pretty crappy drum sounds. Are any of them any use?

Usually I find samples punchier and easier to manipulate. Hmm

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Post by shonky » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:39 pm

Know what you mean, I generally use a sampler, but this one I pointed out doesn't seem to be too bad. Each of the snares can be made from two of the onboard samples and there's a fair amount of manipulation available for each hit. Depends on the sampler but you sometime's have to go through several screens to make adjustments, so having the interface all on one page can save a bit of time.

I'd still use samplers where possible, but sometimes these things are good for kicking ideas about, and you can then replace the drum parts with samples later if they're not up to scratch. I think this vst's got the option of importing your own samples so may be of use. I agree on the general quality of drum machines though - if you want drum machine sounds best to sample a few 808's, etc. I've never heard a particularly good drum machine hi-hat, but each to their own.



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