Drum Samples

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Prince of Cat Ears
Member Since: Jun 17, 2004

Hey all. I believe this was touched on in the past. As you may be aware (I'm getting round to filling out my profile, honest I am!), I'm recording on a PC, primarily through Cubase and sequencing in FL Studio 5.0.

What I'm looking for is damn convincing drum kit samples that'll allow me to mask the fact that I'm sequencing (part of that is down to me, but I don't want the samples to be hindering suspension of disbelief). I've heard good things about the Drumkit from Hell, but I wouldn't mind something that offers great samples I can just import into FL Studio as I'm very familiar and comfortable with the interface.

I'd rather not go any higher in price than the $270 price zzounds.com has for DfH Superior, but I'm going for versatile and will just pick that up if no other options jump out. Thoughts?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 08, 2005 03:29 pm

I'm a bigger fan of Native Instruments Battery 2 myself service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear I also reviewed it a while back www.homerecordingconnecti...tory&id=495 very cool drum sequencer.

Moreso than just your sample quality is also HOW you sequence, varying the velocity of each hit, throwing a couple milleseconds off time and stuff like that.

Check out Jamtstix too www.homerecordingconnecti...tory&id=586

we prefer "percussionist"
Since: Jul 21, 2004

Aug 09, 2005 12:48 am

Or you could (in my totally biased opinion) get a real drummer to lay down tracks for you instead of trying to trick your sequencer into playing like one!

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Aug 09, 2005 11:11 am

I've got some samples from Tom Hicks you can try:


They're royalty free, recorded in 16bit. He recorded all the samples in his good room, with good mics.

I've got a drum track for a song that I've used them with, but can't find it at the moment. I'll keep looking, but you can probably DL and listen to them before I find it. =)

Prince of Cat Ears
Since: Jun 17, 2004

Aug 10, 2005 10:06 am

I very much appreciate all the information.

I'd go the route of recording real drums, but I don't believe my budget allows for quality recording (bottom barrel mics, etc sound like a frustrating brush with disaster waiting to happen).

Besides, my main goal right now is to flesh out compositions in a relatively convincing manner. I've heard drum sequencing used to great effect and have come up with some spiffy drum loops myself.

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